OUR TITLE LINK STILL WORKS FOR ARTICLES BUT WERE STILL HAVING BLOGGER PROBLEMS. Baca and The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs. Wow!
Sheriff Lee Baca has blocked access from hundreds of department computers to the website of the union that represents his deputies and which has been critical of the sheriff's management.
The website blockade comes as the sheriff's relationship with the Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs has become increasingly tense. In recent weeks, union President Steve Remige has repeatedly assailed Baca's efforts to release heiress Paris Hilton from jail, a decision that was overturned by a judge. The union also released a survey that showed a vast majority of deputies are unhappy with the way Baca is managing the department.
Remige said Baca's decision to block access to the website was spiteful and petty and has hampered deputies' ability to get information about benefits, overtime and other issues. He said access was cut off a few months ago, and he's been unable to get Baca to lift the block.
"What's the sheriff afraid of?