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THE BELL

August 03, 2006|By JOSEPH N. BELL

Gibson had such a relationship with Sheriff Lee Baca and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He served as a "celebrity representative" for the department and filmed public service announcements in uniform. As a result, the report of the arresting officer describing Gibson's resistance and his slurs was pigeon-holed and only made public when it was leaked to a celebrity news website. The sheriff's henchmen look out for his pals, but this time they got caught.


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A Minuteman member, ever on the prowl to bust crime, discovered recently that the Laguna Beach Day Labor Center — philosophically supported and partly financed by the city — was illegally operating on land the state didn't even know it owned. So, by gum, she got the center closed because "what they were doing on that property is illegal, and it wasn't done to benefit Americans."

City and state officials promptly got together, figured it out, and got the center back in business. It occurred to me that Costa Mesa Mayor Mansoor and his two fellow crime busters might profitably study this example — especially the back-in-business part.


  • JOSEPH N. BELL is a resident of Santa Ana Heights. His column runs Thursdays.

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