Your Voice: More Press, please
by Lorraine Smith, Tracy
Nov 30, 2012 | 2753 views | 15 15 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EDITOR,

The Tracy Press comes out once a week on Friday. The town of Manteca gets its town paper six days a week.

Why can’t we get our paper more than just once a week? Manteca is smaller than Tracy!

Also, the Death Notices are at the end of the Tracy Press, not in the middle of the Tracy Press. Whose idea was this?

Put them back in the middle of the Tracy Press. Some people don’t look at the back of the paper.

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Ornley_Gumfudgen
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December 08, 2012
BIB

Thair's another possibility not bein considered an that is th one whair many of th crimes committed, that are reported in th police log, are initiation crimes fer wanna-be gang members an gang members themselves.

Who among ya don't like ta see stories in print about yer family an children, assumin thair good stories, which in th case of criminal activity in a criminal mind th crimes in th police log are considered ta be good thangs?

Acts of local terrorism, at th hands of th gangs an thair members, love ta see these thangs in print as it spreads fear through th rest of th community with a feelin of helplessness.

Yes, lettin th community know what's goin on crime wise is a good thang but can be counterproductive in th case of th police log an th accolades it offers ta those comittin crime with th intent of joining in with gang activities.

Th PD use ta have a pin map whair crime around th city was tracked. For consarned citizens perhaps a better informational tact would be ta allow citizens ta view it instead of printin it up in th police log.

Just a thought on th topic.
NurseJackie
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December 08, 2012
Quick, someone call this man an ambulance!

He obviously typed this comment while suffering a stroke.
backinblack
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December 08, 2012
Antisvt, I in no way was implying you or anyone else reads the police log to get better at committing crimes. Matter of fact it would be the last place someone should search for tips on being a criminal because much of what's disclosed in the log show the miscreants aren't very bright.

My point revolves around the police log being looked at as a highlight of a paper. Think about that for a second. It's not the sports reporting, it's not stories on local events, it's not for intellectual stories and discussions about important world events, the highlight is reading about crime, accidents, acts of stupidity, etc.

I stated it was nice to keep track of the crimes which I agree helps us to be better at protecting ourselves through cognizance. However, and this is just my humble opinion, if I was on the TP staff I'd be concerned if people viewed the police log as the main reason they read the paper or visit this site. To me that indicates a failure to publish the right type of stories & articles.

cont...........

backinblack
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December 08, 2012
As far as I'm concerned the online comment section of the log was an embarrassment to The Press, the city of Tracy, and it's citizens due to the constant cursing and butchering of the english language which constantly took place. Want to learn ghetto speak? Read the TP's online police log comment section.

If the log is brought back I hope it's just in the paper and not online. If they can, as LMLM wonders, disable the comment section then it would be nice to see it back online, otherwise leave it in the can.
AnotherTracyLover
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December 06, 2012
I loved reading the Police logs. I like knowing what types of crime occur so I can hopefully prevent them from happening to me. I looked forward to reading it daily. The articles are OK, but the police log kept me coming back. I don't see anything wrong with this as I think Police work is exciting and intriging, just like reading the log was. Please bring it back.
backinblack
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December 02, 2012
I may be wrong but I wouldn't be surprised to find out the police log was pulled due to the comments it oft times generated. Especially with stories involving gang related crimes, I'd see cursing along with ghetto speak which should embarrass any english teacher or parent, talk about a failed education system. To me it looked like a glaring display of the dumbed down society in which we now seem to live.

Yes, it was nice to keep track of the crimes being committed to stay informed but again, the comments usually went off in a way which to me were unacceptable and pointless.

Does anyone else find it at least a wee bit disturbing someone looks at the police log as the hightlight of the paper? Hmmmm
doors17
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December 02, 2012
I may also be wrong, but maybe the reason we haven't seen the police log for a couple of weeks is due to the change in ownership or the person who usually writes the police log column is no longer there or is on vacation.

If it is being discontinued, hopefully they'll soon tell us why.
me-here
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December 04, 2012
The police blogs are one way to know what is going on at the various locations of the city. And, I remember well when councilman Maciel emphatically stated "There are no gangs in Tracy".

If he's that uninformed as a councilman, how was he on the police department?
Antisvt
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December 07, 2012
You caught me, what a great detective. I read the police logs to be better at committing crimes.

Sorry, I'm not interested in five to six pages of high school football and articles like remember when. I am far more interested in the crimes happening in and around my neighborhood to be aware and be proactive. I choose NOT to be a victim, and knowledge of recent crimes can help keep my family and neighbors around me safe and informed.

Im not saying Tracy is full of crime. I just like to be aware.
TracyNative
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November 30, 2012
I'd settle for 3 days a week...I'm willing to pay for subscription.....
DTB1445
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December 04, 2012
I'm with TracyNative, I'd pay also, and I too would like to see the police logs resumed. I also like to read them to keep myself informed as to crime trends and hot spots in the city. It certainly wasn't the "high light" of the paper or online version, but it is informative. Maybe they could disable the comments section of the police logs so as to address that situation. The print version also has coupons, flyers and grocery store specials included with it which I like as well. So, come on new owners !! Give us at least 3 days of print! Thanks.


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