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More abuse allegations at West Valley

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An additional four inmates at West Valley detention center in Rancho Cucamonga, administered by the San Bernardino County sheriff's department, have filed suit against individual deputies and against John McMahon. The suit makes similar allegations to the prior lawsuit--gratuitous tazering, death threats, and sexual abuse. There is some more information in this article published in today's Daily Bulletin.

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Editorial Board slams McMahon over inmate abuse

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The editorial board of the local paper(s) of record, the Daily Bulletin and the Sun, published an editorial condemning the sheriff, under whose watch the inmate abuse at West Valley occurred, urging him to take responsibility. We support this call!

Here's the essay:

http://www.dailybulletin.com/opinion/20140414/sheriff-must-take-strong-a...

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Revelations about inmate abuse at West Valley

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We had heard a week or two ago that the FBI was investigating the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department's reign of terror at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. We had some suspicions that they were looking into allegations that we had been hearing rumors about for a little while. Well, now, some of the specifics have come to light. You have to read it to believe it. Here's an article from the Daily Bulletin:

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Rancho Cucamonga police installing surveillance cameras

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The police state wants to enhance their surveillance of us--especially at it's crown jewel, Victoria Gardens. Fortunately, some folks are speaking up in opposition. They are not all that up on their constitutional and case law, and I note some conspiracy-tinged paranoia (likely related to having a black president) but at least they are speaking up.

Here's a link:

http://www.dailybulletin.com/ci_22672553/libertarian-and-tea-party-activ...

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Followup on jail sex case

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Another followup--this one on the case of a sheriff's deputy working at West Valley, the detention facility in Rancho Cucamonga. She stands accused of having sex with a detainee, which is a violation of department policy. She has apparently either resigned or been dismissed. Here's a link:

http://www.sbsun.com/ci_22327180/former-sheriffs-deputy-pleads-not-guilt...

Former sheriff's deputy pleads not guilty to having sex with inmate

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