• OCservant_Leader

    The Public Defender’s office, as we all just witnessed, was clearly not in control by the “family”. Oops

    Watch for this to be rectified quickly with new Public Defender appointment. Sadly, PD Sanders and other lovers of justice will be silenced. I foresee a quick retirement following his change in assignment to now include making copies from his closet office for safety trainings with no air conditioning. The OC whistleblower assignment works every time.

    The PD office was overlooked as the powerful elite have no use of the PD services. The GOP did not foresee how indigents accused of crimes cases could circle back and unveil their corruption.

    This scandal will soon be swept under the OC Curtain as the Sheriiff & DA will conduct robust trainings to staff on what the definition of Subpoenas for “any and all” records mean.

    • talkinghead

      “Watch for this to be rectified quickly with new Public Defender appointment.”

      It’s already being swept under the rug. Just ask all those who’ve applied for the position.

      And you can guarantee the new PD will send Sanders to shuffle papers in some outer court management position for a job well done.

  • Jacki Livingston

    What difference does it make? The county is rotten to the core, from the top, down.

  • Paul Lucas

    I dont think any of the BoS should be eligible to appoint the new PD. They have proven to us that they cannot be trusted. By default I think Sanders should be the new PD and I think we should start a drive to make that happen.

    • talkinghead

      You can’t appoint somebody who didn’t apply for the position, and I’m pretty sure Scott didn’t apply.

      • LFOldTimer

        I think Paul’s idea is fantastic. Just because Scott Sanders hasn’t applied YET, it doesn’t preclude the OC residents from starting a petition or a “drive” to promote Scott Sanders as our choice to run the PDO. Since we the taxpayers pay all their salaries and fund the PDO – don’t you think we should have a voice in the decision? Perhaps we could convince Scott Sanders to become a candidate. The last person the justice system needs running the PDO is a Supervisor puppet. This is America. Not North Korea.

        • talkinghead

          Uhhh you do realize the PD is an “at-will” position right? As in “at-the-will” of the BOS.

          • LFOldTimer

            Uhhh you do realize a county supe job is an ‘at-will’ position right? As in “at-the-will” of the People?

            The People should have a voice in high-office appointments – even if it’s not an elected position. We pay them. And they have significant influence over our lives. Open your mind. Not everything is black and white.

        • OCservant_Leader

          Watch for a relative from South Korea. You were close.

  • Paul Lucas

    sanders for DA. We need someone who int afraid to stand up against corruption.

  • talkinghead

    Uhhh Do also worked for the PD. Just sayin.

    • LFOldTimer

      Do is a ‘go along to get along’ politician. He refused to call the Sheriff out on the jail informant scandal, on the jail escape or on her opinion that the OIR has done great job when anybody with 2 brain cells would find that opinion laughable. He’s a cheerleader for public safety. Is that the kind of person you want in charge of the PDO?

      The PDO does not need a limp-wristed politician or a public safety lapdog running their operations. It would be like putting Dracula in charge of the county’s blood bank operations.

  • LFOldTimer

    Scott Sanders for PD.

    Judge Goethals for DA.

    Hiring an ‘outsider’ is a meaningless gesture. Hutchens was a ‘outsider’. How did that work out?

    • JoyBear

      Andrew Do started in the Public Defender’s Office as a law clerk before passing the bar then being hired on as a defense lawyer. He worked there for several years. I don’t suppose much has changed much in the PDs office since then. I may be naive but isn’t it a conflict of interest for Do to run for the PD position? It’s the BOS who hires for that position. More deal making?

      • OCservant_Leader

        DO as PD, Spitzer as DA and Nelson as Judge. Why waste time with puppets?

        They are busy programming the voter machines for 2017.