What is this meeting all about and why is it so important?
Due to the enormous backlash generated by Sheriff Sandra Hutchens illegal actions among law abiding OC citizens CCW permit holders and gun rights activists, hundreds and hundreds of people are expected to attend the upcoming meeting taking place today February 10th (live video feed starting at 9:30 AM PST).
But what exactly the Sheriff did to generate this kind of backlash? It all started when on December 8th when at the OC Board of Supervisors meeting, hundreds of Second Amendments rights activists came to the Meeting Hall to peacefully express their dissaproval with the newlly appointed Sheriff Sandra Hutchens policy of revoking and restricting the issuance of concealed weapons permits (CCW) to law abiding citizens.
The Sheriff reaction to this simple manifestation of American democracy? Really ugly: we are talking about Sheriff Hutchens deputies singling out and bullying people for simply wearing a button with the letters CCW on it; intimidating and pat down searching of peaceful citizens in attendance; use of undercover deputies; mocking and ridiculing citizens attending in email and Blackberry messages; using surveillance cameras to spy on the Board of Supervisors members who oppose her anti-Second Amendment policies.
For the readers who don't know the story from the beginning read this blog entry first:
Vigilant Citizens In Action: O. C. Gun Grabbing Sheriff And Her Deputies Caught Red Handed
Then this follow-up entry:
More Trouble Coming For The O.C. Gun Grabbing Sheriff And Her Deputies
So if you are a resident of Southern California and you want to be in attendance today here is the address: Board Hearing Room, First Floor, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana
If you can't make it there in time, you can watch the live video feed of the meeting starting with 9:30 AM Pacific Standard Time by clicking this link.
Email from a guy attending the OC-BOS meeting:
I'm in the OC BOS chambers now.
I have noticed that the Sheriff is NOT in uniform and wearing her gun.
Maybe she got a CCW???????
CCW policy is item #22, starts at 11:00 AM PST; 37 speakers to take the microphone
Email exchange with meeting participant:
Q: Is there the same show of force as there was last time?
A: No. No "show of force" but there are some OBVIOUS "undercovers" but not a lot.
I was talking with one of the "undercovers" (claimed to be a NRA lifer) and he told me that "the department" was very "touchy" after the last fiasco. He stated that "they" are "using more females for survailance activities" - whatever that means.
Starting right now
Major asshwoopin' in progress.
Spectacular ass whooping.
Recess until 1:35 and some clarifications:
Q: Whats the deal with most speakers wearing the bow ties?
A: At the last meeting the Sheriff command staff was texting about one of the speakers mocking his bow tie (something along the lines "look at that guy with the bow tie, do you think he's alive?).
Speakers wearing bow ties today is an unity thing.
Q: What is with the "Friends of Janet" thing some speakers referred to?
A: It's a reference to another text message sent by the Sheriff command staff last meeting saying that (I quote): "Supervisor Janet Nguygen's only friend is a pet". Speakers declaring they are Janet's friends is also an unity thing.