Opinion

Vargas: More evidence of the war on cops

There is new data to add to the debate about the war on police. The number of cops shot while on duty is on pace to be the highest in at least a decade, according to a report published Wednesday...

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Vargas: Hate a common theme in cop killings

Last night I was up until after midnight watching the tragic news from Dallas. I was saddened and angry. I am heartbroken for the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Area Rapid Transit police...

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Shelter gives youth in Huntington Beach a second chance with support of police

Editor’s note: Ronnetta Johnson is executive director of Community Service Programs With so many challenges facing youth today, it’s important to take a moment to recognize the critical role...

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Vargas: OC Sheriff's Dept. deserves kudos for putting modern posse into full force

We’ve all seen the old westerns where the bank gets robbed and immediately the sheriff gathers up a posse to chase after the bad guys. They saddle up their ponies and head off into the countryside...

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Vargas: Six observations about the response to the San Bernardino mass shooting

I was saddened and angered by the tragic shootings Wednesday at the San Bernardino Inland Regional Center. What we now know is two well-prepared and well-armed individuals entered the center with...

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Vargas: Prop. 47 put convict who allegedly shot at cops back on the street

In August, I wrote in an opinion piece on Proposition 47, arguing that every low-level offender is just one bad decision away from becoming a violent criminal. At any time, they can graduate from...

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Oregon mass shooting begs question of how society deals with ‘crazies’

Another community is suffering tragically at the hands of evil. A deranged individual whose actions we may never fully understand has lashed out at innocent people with an act of violence. The...

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Vargas: No one-finger salutes to police at this demonstration

I was in Eastvale this week covering a demonstration. If you’re unfamiliar with the City of Eastvale it’s north of Norco, west of Mira Loma and south of Ontario off the I-15 Freeway. It’s...

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More Than Ever, First Responders Need and Deserve Our Admiration and Respect

The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks shone a white-hot spotlight on several defining characteristics about American society. One of them - perhaps most important of all - is the reassurance that,...

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Roman: Everybody should be angry about senseless killing of deputy who was fueling his patrol car

His name was Darren Goforth. He was a deputy with the Harris County Sheriff Department in Texas and he was murdered on Aug. 28, 2015 at 8:25 p.m. He wasn't bothering anyone. He was only pumping...

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