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San Jose to Hold Historic Vote on Tenant Protections, Evictions By Jennifer Wadsworth @jennwadsworth / April 17, 2017

Danielle Pirslin, a three-year tenant in the unique position of having been a landlord in the past not-too-distant, decided to fight back. Armed with proof that Waterloo had been pocketing extra money by overcharging for garbage, water and sewage, she demanded arbitration. She also began organizing other tenants, telling them to take her lead and file claims with the city. The newly formed Waterloo Apartments Tenants Association has since won back close to $100,000. To battle the remaining claims, Waterloo hired an attorney, who has yet to respond for a request for comment.

Milpitas: 119 fallen police officers honored at Dave & Buster's

The Silicon Valley Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 52 and the Milpitas Police Officers Association decorated a tree last week at Dave & Buster's Restaurant at Great Mall to show respect for police officers killed in the line of duty this year.

Dave & Buster's management agreed to place a duplicate of the Fallen Officer Tree -- the original one is located in downtown San Jose's Plaza de Cesar Chavez -- in the restaurant lobby so the public can see the names of the fallen officers.

CALIFORNIA STATE FOP CONFERENCE REPORT August 18-19, 2014


I had the opportunity to attend my first FOP State Conference recently.  Orange County Lodge 18 hosted this impressive conference at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel.  The event was well attended and had numerous guest speakers.  More importantly, the information disseminated was relevant to both active and retirees particularly regarding the pension/benefit issues before the public.

The Honorable Todd Spitzer was one of several keynote speakers of the conference.  You may remember him as a former California State Assemblyman, Deputy District Attorney for Orange County and a current Orange County Supervisor.

COMMUNITY ALERT: A PUBLIC SAFETY MESSAGE FROM FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE 52 SILICON VALLEY

One has to ponder the thought process of why our law makers are always trying to dilute our system of laws.  Over the last 20 years we have had a significant drop in violent crimes of murder and robbery, for example.  What occurred?  Do you remember the term "tough on crime?"  Incarceration and longer sentences has been one answer. The three strikes law also kept our communities safer. Current trends in crime statistics may be changing.  Enacting laws to make our communities less safe leaves us bewildered and questioning the logic of such a move.

Officer Down Memorial Ice Water Challenge

Our President of FOP Lodge 52 andRetired Sgt. Robert Lopez (SJPD) was Challenged (click to view) by Ryan Welch and Richard Calderon to complete Officer Down Memorial Ice Bucket challenge. What is the Officer Memorial Down Ice Challenge? Officers have called out other officers of their choosing to Donate $100 dollars to the cause, or get a bucket of ice water poured on them while being recorded on video and then donate $10 to the cause within 48 hours, if they don’t take the challenge in 48 hours.

San Diego at a summit and the Fraternal Order of Police

This past week I was in San Diego at a summit that was co-sponsored by the ALADS (Los Angles Deputy Sheriffs’ Association) and the Fraternal Order of Police. Also in attendance were representatives from Los Angles Police, National State Troopers, and International Brotherhood of Police. 

I was happy to see Large and small agencies present to talk about the problems facing Law Enforcement today. I felt that the tide may be turning as more agencies realize that we need put forth a united front.
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