Starting next week, we’ll eliminate a disclaimer that has appeared in the Crime Log for about six years in its current form. The disclaimer explains which law enforcement agencies provide crime log information and reminds everyone that each suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
That last statement is currently true, but I see no point in telling Seal Beach residents that we got information about Seal Beach crime—such little as we normally get—from the Seal Beach Police Department. The same is true of Rossmoor residents, served by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Los Alamitos residents, who are served by Los Alamitos PD.
In related news, I’m looking for an intern to assist me with the Crime Log. You’d have to be an adult. There is no pay. If you want college credit, you have to work that out with your school. You will learn the jargon of the Crime Log and how to translate it into English. It isn’t tough, but it requires a bit of work and a little experience helps.
Sorry, no public employees or volunteers with public agencies. That’s a potential conflict of interest.
If you’re interested, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org—I don’t do end runs around my boss—and carbon copy to me at email@example.com.
See you next week,