Sadly – The 33rd Annual – “I just wanted to Get the Fuck Out of Tustin” – Chili Cook-Off – Hybrid Gay Pride Parade – World’s Largest Alcoholics Anonymous Recruitment – Jesus Loves You Revival and Uber Taxpayer Cluster-Fuck – “I will not be attending ever again.” – will be held on Sunday June 4 2017 – Like It or Not

Tustin, California –

Editorial –

Essentially this is Businesses – Jesus Freaks and City Hall – Helping Each Other Make Sure that No One Ever Comes Back to Tustin California for – Anything – Ever.

Many Businesses along the Street Fair Route at the Chili Cook-off are Locking their Doors and Hanging a Closed Sign – because they’re tired of the Drunks and other Losers wandering around – coming in and wanting to use their Restroom and Trashing the Sidewalks with Litter and Human Excrement.

You won’t need to worry about any DUI checkpoints though – becasue the Fat Tustin Cops and other City Employees that aren’t working on Overtime and Pension Spiking – will be Drinking – and they don’t want to have to Arrest themselves or otherwise get caught.

“Fullerton city manager Joe Felz – smelled of booze – lost control of his car – taking a sidewalk – crashing into a small tree – before skidding back on the street”
http://isnitched.com/2016/12/fullerton-city-manager-joe-felzlost-smelled-of-booze-lost-control-of-his-car-taking-a-sidewalk-crashing-into-a-small-tree-before-skidding-back-on-the-street/

The only ones who benefit from this event are City of Tustin Employees who are getting paid and on overtime – and spiking their pensions – for doing everything involved in this fiasco – set-up – traffic control – policing – clean-up and tear down when it’s all over.

Taxpayers are the Biggest Losers on this Deal.

If you own a business on the route “Close” and take the day off – if you’re planning on attending – Don’t.

Der Wienerschnitzel always has the best Chili in Town and they’re Open Every Day. –

 From Yelp

“I have been to this event a few times over the last 10-15 years, most recently being on Sunday June 7, 2015.

I am all about street fairs, day drinking, and eating good food. We got there at about 11am and lucked out with parking in the center nearby for free. Walked in, and had friends that were at Black Marlin, so I went to locate them…that place was packed. And it became a hangout later in the day as well. Just go there and ignore the dumb cook-off.

Got in line for tickets…WHAT A HASSLE!!! They are cash only, which is not posted. So, I got to wait in that line twice. The differentiate between the beer tickets and the chili tickets, so you have to plan in advance an decide how you want to divvy your tickets up. Which ends up with exactly what they want…you buy tickets that you end up not using. And then there’s places that serve food with more substance, that don’t take tickets, only cash. WTF. SO DAMN ANNOYING.

I had 2 thimbles of chili. And it was not exciting. Tons of places were OUT OF CHILI at 12pm? Is that not the whole goddam point of this event? And, the beer table was out of service too, so I wandered around looking for another one most of the time, whilst having beer and chili spilled on me from people who managed to get chili before it ran out, and beer before the tap malfunction.

I tried to sell my tickets to people in line before I left so I could recoup some of my money. People thought I was trying to run some sort of scam. LOL. I just wanted to Get the Fuck Out of Tustin!!! and get back some of the $40 I wasted on tickets.

I left after 2 hours, and I wanted to leave after 30 minutes. I wasted my money. It was not fun.

In the past it was not such a cluster-fuck.

I only went because I was in town to visit my sister and it happened to coincide with a friends birthday and she was planning to be at the Chili Cook Off, so I went. It is not at all worth the drive from San Diego. I don’t think it was worth the drive from Costa Mesa, to be honest.

I will not be attending ever again.”

http://www.yelp.com/biz/tustin-street-fair-and-chili-cook-off-tustin?sort_by=rating_asc

“There were a lot of police walking the fair” –  [Editors Note] – Police on Overtime Pay and Pension Spiking (Caution Taxpayer Cluster-Fuck Here) – Dave

“The vast majority of the offerings were simply based on #10 cans of Hormel, Stag, or U.S. Foods chili with some minimal additives presumably there to “customize” the recipe”

“What a cluster-fuck”

“Alcohol wristbands $2”

“But WTF, NONE of the chili’s I tried were that great.  In fact, some of them were just bad.  Very disappointing! ”

“And, the most disturbing part was that somewhere, someone or some booth was handing children balloons with a large JESUS LOVES YOU screen printed on them.”

Man Sues Tustin California Police – Alleges Assault and Battery – Negligence and False Arrest

Tustin, California –

A 20-year-old man is suing the city, Tustin police and one of its veteran officers, alleging that the officer “physically assaulted and tackled him” for no reason, leaving him with injuries to his face and an arrest record.

In the lawsuit, filed July 31 in Orange County Superior Court, Jose Francisco Franco of Tustin alleges assault and battery, negligence and false arrest. He also alleges three civil rights violations including unlawful seizure of person, excessive force and unconstitutional city policies.

“He had a clear record. He’s a nice, clean-cut kid,” said John Cogorno, an attorney representing Franco in the case. “The officer overreacted under the circumstances. And as a result, the kid was seriously damaged.”

The city, police department and Officer Rene Barraza, who was named in the lawsuit, did not comment on the case. The city hadn’t been served with the suit as of Tuesday, city attorney David Kendig said.

Barraza has been with the Tustin Police Department since 2007, according to an announcement when he won officer of the month in 2013. He’s currently a K-9 officer, and he and his dog, Bravo, are a common sight at community events like Tuesday’s National Night Out.

The incident happened around 11 p.m. June 2, 2014. Franco – who was 19 at the time – was by himself, sitting on the steps outside a medical building on Newport Avenue, listening to music on his cellphone, Cogorno said.

“He just wanted to get out of the house,” Cogorno said.

When Franco saw a police officer drive by, Cogorno said he got up and started walking. It wasn’t because he’d done anything wrong, Cogorno said. It was simply the knee-jerk reaction many people have to avoid the police, he said.

Officer Barraza then approached Franco from behind and tackled him, causing Franco to fall face-first into the sidewalk, the lawsuit alleges.

Franco’s two upper front teeth went through his lip, Cogorno said. His tooth was chipped, and he suffered bruising and swelling to the rest of his face.

Barraza arrested Franco at the scene, the lawsuit states. Paramedics took Franco to a hospital in Santa Ana to treat his injuries, then he was booked into county jail for a misdemeanor charge of willfully delaying, resisting or obstructing an officer.

Franco was ordered to appear in court July 1, 2014, according to the lawsuit. He did, and no charges were filed against him.

He filed a claim with the city in November. The City Council denied the claim in February, so Franco filed the lawsuit.

Franco is suing to cover his medical bills and loss of wages, plus he’s seeking compensation for mental distress and punitive damages.

He was working for a car wash at the time of the incident and had to take 30 days off work to recover from his injuries, Cogorno said. He lost his job during that time, Cogorno said, but found another and is employed now.

Franco’s teeth are still a bit loose and he has a scar on his lip, Cogorno said. But the most upsetting part, Cogorno said, is that Franco now has an arrest record that can potentially impact his chance at jobs, loans or housing.

Contact the writer: 714-796-7963 or BStaggs@OCRegister.com

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/franco-676298-cogorno-officer.html

Shots Fired – SWAT Teams – Helicopters Landing – Police Dogs – Armored Vehicles – School Lockdowns – Road Closures TV News – Overtime – and One Boy Burglar




April 10, 2014

Tustin, California –

Shots were fired when a police officer confronted a man reportedly seen walking with a sawed-off shotgun near an apartment complex Thursday morning, officials said, prompting a “soft lockdown” of 10 nearby schools for more than four hours.

The man fled from officers after the shooting, officials said, sparking a search through several nearby apartment buildings. He was taken into custody before 2 p.m., uninjured, said Sgt. Andrew Birozy of the Tustin Police Department. The school lockdown was lifted after the man was taken into custody.

He was identified as Henry Justin Herrera, a 20-year-old Tustin resident. He was taken into custody after a resident reported seeing him in the area, Police Chief Charles Celano said. Officers responded and ordered Herrera to get on the ground.

No weapon has been recovered, Celano said.

The shooting was reported near Nisson Road and Red Hill Avenue, a busy area surrounded by shops, homes and apartment buildings. It was not clear who fired, and police did not immediately disclose other details of the shooting.

“This is a very populated area,” said Celano said. “We have businesses and children walking around.”

No officers were hurt, Birozy said.

Herrera was taken into custody on suspicion of brandishing a weapon. According to court records, he was arrested earlier this year on burglary charges, pleaded guilty to the charges in February and was sentenced to 60 days in jail.

The shooting occurred about 9 a.m., after witnesses reported seeing an armed man in the area, Birozy said. Officers saw the man running toward an area of two-story apartment buildings in the 1600 block of Nisson Road.

Tustin officers set up a perimeter and shut down Red Hill from Nisson to Mitchell Avenue as they searched for the man, Birozy said. By noon, Red Hill was open to traffic. Nisson Road remained shut down from Red Hill to Browning Avenue until 2 p.m.

Police searched multiple apartment buildings in the 1600 block of Nisson Road.

Harry Flores, a resident in the apartment buildings where police were searching, said he heard several pops Thursday morning but did not think they were gunshots. He left to run errands and returned to find heavily armed officers canvassing his neighborhood and helicopters overhead.

His wife and son were still in the building, he said. They told him they could hear officers yelling in the area, asking someone to surrender to officers.

Neighboring law-enforcement agencies were called to assist in the search, Birozy said, including Irvine police and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Seven schools in the Tustin Unified School School District were placed on a “soft lockdown” as a precaution, said Mark Eliot, spokesman for the district. Students were asked to remain in classrooms, and outdoor activity was being limited.

After the soft lockdown was lifted, kids were released as normal after school. Sports activities continued as planned. The district sent out a phone and email message to parents letting them know what happened and that it was all clear. The schools locked down in the Tustin district were Lambert Elementary, Tustin High, Beswick Elementary, Veeh Elementary, Nelson Elementary, Utt Middle School and Currie Middle School.

St. Cecilia Catholic school and Calvary Christian School, both of which have preschool through eighth grade, were also locked down, officials with the schools said. Edgewood PrePrimary Academy, which has preprimary to kindergarten students, was also on lockdown, a school officials said.

Red Hill Lutheran School, kindergarten through eight grade, was not on lockdown, but outside activities were stopped as a precaution.

“There was never any threat to the schools, but some schools in the immediate area were put on soft lockdown,” Eliot said. “We’re thankful our school staff as well as police department for handling the situation safely and effectively.”

Contact the writer: 714-704-3788 or shernandez@ocregister.com

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/birozy-609277-officers-area.html

Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) pointed to Ferguson, denouncing what Holder referred to this week as “unnecessarily extreme displays of force” by police.

The image of Ferguson, Mo., police officers in camouflage pointing high-caliber rifles from armored vehicles at unarmed protesters has crystallized a debate over whether a decades-long flow of military-grade equipment to the nation’s police departments has gone too far.

On both left and right, political figures as varied as Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) pointed to Ferguson, denouncing what Holder referred to this week as “unnecessarily extreme displays of force” by police.

That debate fits into a larger pattern: A huge upsurge of mayhem in the 1970s and 1980s led to tough-on-crime measures across the country. Now, after two decades of improvements in most places, policies such as long, mandatory prison sentences and expansions of police surveillance are being questioned.

The use of military-style equipment by even small-town police departments is the latest tactic to come under scrutiny.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-police-demilitarize-20140816-story.html#page=1