Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Pick and choose

EDITOR:

Upon reading the Sunday edition of a certain newspaper from Sacramento, I see that they have conjured up another “hit” piece on our sheriff. The “Editorial Board” has produced an editorial which states that Sheriff D’Agostini is picking and choosing which gun control laws he will enforce contrary to his oath of office. To that I say, “so what, Obama and Attorney General Holder do it all the time … and they took the same oath.” Where is the board’s indignation then?

Additionally, since most of the hundreds of complicated gun control laws are fiscally and logistically unenforceable in smaller sheriff departments like ours, I think it would be irresponsible for a sheriff not to pick and choose which laws to enforce based on available assets.

The Editorial Board also stated that our sheriff was of particular concern to them (non-residents) because he had the gall to strip the U.S. Forest Service of its authority to arrest violators of state laws because of complaints from county residents. They also believed that he was spending too much time fighting the Forest Service in their attempt to establish even more restrictive regulations merely to protect certain forest dwelling amphibians.

The board went a step further in its attempt to demean our sheriff by stating that our county is riddled with crime because Sheriff D’Agostini is spending too much time on these types of issues and we should remember this when he seeks reelection.

Those of us who live in this county know that our sheriff is looking out for us and that he listens to our complaints or concerns. Because of this, most of us continue to support Sheriff D’Agostini and we will show it at the polls.

ANTHONY J. ARJIL
Placerville

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Discussion | 13 comments

  • Paddy O'furnitureAugust 30, 2013 - 5:49 am

    If you don't like our sheriff, stay out of our county. That is all...

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  • Chuck HollandAugust 30, 2013 - 6:04 am

    Thank you Anthony, All I have to say is DITTO. The Sac Bee can keep their opinions, and should they ever ask I would be happy to suggest a dark hole to store them in.

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  • cookie65August 30, 2013 - 8:15 am

    Let's not overlook the immutable fact that leftists only ever achieve the opposite of their intended outcome. Their attempt at slandering our Sheriff may cause a rise on El Dorado county property values because of the people who will want to move here after reading it. In addition to that most of the people the sacbee would seek to influence with such biased tripe can't read anyway. The communist run schools saw to that.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 30, 2013 - 8:24 am

    I support our sheriff...things have been more peaceful up here--we are no longer being treated like criminals in our own space. as far as the "frog" issue--if the county gives up that land--they will lose any rights to having it back...and it is a lot of it.

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  • cookie65August 30, 2013 - 1:38 pm

    The city of brotherly love. 10 -12 youths ages 12 -17 al sharpton relatives. http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/08/30/police-2-women-gang-raped-by-juveniles-in-wilmington-park/

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  • cookie65August 30, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    We have all read how the animals in Detroit have over bread and now run the streets in packs. Well they are having a problem with stray and abandoned dogs also. http://www.kcra.com/news/national/Detroit-grapples-with-stray-dog-epidemic/-/11797450/21694410/-/dtl3vtz/-/index.html

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  • Compass2TruthAugust 30, 2013 - 2:24 pm

    Here is the link referred to in Anthony's letter: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/08/25/5676473/editorial-sheriffs-dont-get-to.html Although biased, the article does contain a few grains of Truth. Vern Pierson referred to this Editorial during Monday's Taxpayers meeting when he addressed EDC legal activities and problems.

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  • robertdnollAugust 31, 2013 - 10:42 am

    bred

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  • Jim RiordanAugust 31, 2013 - 2:37 pm

    Hi all, this is the first time I have seen all positive inputs for our Sheriff and he absolutely deserves every bit in my opinion. I agree with most of you above responders nearly every time you comment anyway, still it is a special treat reading all of your positive comments in one place . . I have only one special response for Chuck . . . . I agree bud, but the "dark hole" you suggest, in my opinion would be a body cavity on the Governor. . . . A cavity for which that birdcage liner is most suited . . .I do not take the Bee since I do not have a bird . . . and I think my dog might pee on it in the driveway before I even saw it. Even a Beagle smells BS and reacts appropriately!

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  • Frank Barnes, Upper Grizzly FlatsSeptember 01, 2013 - 9:09 am

    What the hell is wrong with you people??? If we let certain forest amphibians recklessly carry weapons our county will become the next Detroit - animals breading, smoke clogging our lungs, dogs dressed in Grandma's clothes ??? These my neighbors are the signs of the apocalypse - I'm going to Walmart to stockpile ammo ( praying that the 4 boxes they have might fit my weapons ) & hide in the woods until the next election

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  • Fran DuchampSeptember 01, 2013 - 9:17 am

    If you have Netflix...some interesting documentaries are there...watch Detropia (done by the community on the down fall of Detroit.) And Ayn Rand The Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged.

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  • Ken SteersSeptember 01, 2013 - 6:32 pm

    Mr Barnes, If you are only now going to Walmart to procure anti amphibious ammunition, then it may already be too late for you sir. I suggest if available hollow point .22's. Makes the little buggers float. Also for the love of gawd stay out of the forest! And swimming pools. Frogs lurking everywhere. And why am I not surprised that Chuck knows of a special dark hole to store things in... JK Chuck! I've been in the woods a little too long.

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  • Phil VeerkampSeptember 10, 2013 - 10:18 pm

    LINK - DENVER — Voters ousted two Colorado Democratic lawmakers Tuesday in the state’s first ever legislative recall launched over their support for stricter gun laws after last year’s mass shootings. Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron both lost their jobs in an election seen as a national measure of popular support for gun legislation.

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