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  •  You could make that point without being offensive (2+ / 0-)
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    mahakali overdrive, jpmassar

    Mahakali overdrive is a pretty astute observer of Sonoma County and is a good writer as well. She is not "totally off base".  The hispanic vote may not be the sole determinant of local elections, but is a damned big bloc to write off.  as MO indicated it includes many pavement pounders that are instrumental in local elections.

    75534 4-ever or until dk5

    by NearlyNormal on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 07:15:08 PM PST

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    •  Thanks -- I've been at it for a while (2+ / 0-)
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      NearlyNormal, jpmassar

      I suspect this poster means well too and probably is involved: the argument she made downthread about Carillo, yeah, that's how it's made! With FIRE. I hear that on and on, and I agree with it (not the part that you are white-washing, mind you, that's crap -- but Latinos AND women are pissed off that Carillo hasn't been prosecuted, so it's gotten heated, heated, heated).

      I strongly think there is a bloc to be had and plenty of political power too in the Latino community. There are definitely problems with outreach though and so much suspicion at times. And it's hard to blame anyone for it. I don't. When I've registered voters, I know I don't speak great Spanish and don't get results unless I go with a Spanish speaking friend, and even then, unless I go with someone KNOWN and trusted, it's still hard. And I honestly can respect that because I know how screwed over the Latino community is here :/

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      by mahakali overdrive on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 07:23:33 PM PST

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      •  I totally agree with this (2+ / 0-)
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        but Latinos AND women are pissed off that Carillo hasn't been prosecuted, so it's gotten heated, heated, heated).
        and its not just Latinos and women who are pissed that he's not being prosecuted in an appropriate manner.  In twenty-five years around the courthouse I've never seen a charge like that based on similar facts right out of the gate.  If you had witness problems or some evidentiary weakness in the case you MIGHT get it on down the line, but you'd be facing felony charges as you dealt with the prosecution.

        75534 4-ever or until dk5

        by NearlyNormal on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 08:06:22 PM PST

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