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Letter: Kosel's Position on Kensington Police a "Lie"

Kensington resident Vida Dorroh says a past letter by Cathie Kosel, who's running for re-election to the Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District board, contradicts her position on the police department.


To the Editor:

Contra to Dr. Leonard Schwatzburd's recent letter to the Patch, and Catherine Kosel's assertion at last Thursday's meeting of the Kensington Police Protection and Community Services District, Ms. Kosel has, in fact, advocated that Kensington should contract out for police services.  In a 1996 letter to KPPCSD President David Fike, a copy of which is attached, she advocated that Kensington look at "contracting out for all our services, not just fire."

Apparently Ms. Kosel is a follower of the theory that when caught out in a lie, if you just repeat it more loudly people won't notice.

Catherine, Catherine, Catherine, your act is wearing thin!

– Vida Dorroh
   Kensington

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El Cerrito Patch welcomes Letters to the Editor of up to 450 words from readers. Send them to elcerrito@patch.com. You can see past Letters to the Editor here

Deanna Collis November 05, 2012 at 04:33 PM
In 2011 our police department made 2 (two) arrests. Doesn't sound like plenty to me. If they did have a category for solved crimes it would say zero. Clearance rates are about an arrest being made for a reported crime. Out of the 4 assaults (FBI data given by the chief) that happened in Kensington only 2 show an arrest. No other arrests were made for the 71 or 90 (hard to say from the report) crimes reported in 2011.
LONG TIME RESIDENT November 05, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Dear Quinn: Please consider the post at http://elcerrito.patch.com/articles/view-the-kensington-election-does-it-matter. And also the post at http://elcerrito.patch.com/articles/view-kensington-board-s-failure-to-disclose-information Thank you.
LONG TIME RESIDENT November 05, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Dear Vida:Please consider the post at http://elcerrito.patch.com/articles/view-the-kensington-election-does-it-matter. And also the post at http://elcerrito.patch.com/articles/view-kensington-board-s-failure-to-disclose-information Thank you.
Eyleen Nadolny November 05, 2012 at 06:23 PM
I've read Cathie's 1996 letter to David Fike and it certainly does not "advocate" outsourcing the police department. It merely suggests studying the possibility. To assert otherwise is a gross distortion of the facts.
Leonard Schwartzburd, Ph.D. November 06, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Gayle, your logic is good. The thing is that Anna was referring to a different context so the meanings change. I believe that as she cites English law that it refers to a formal charge that is not answered. So if someone made a formal charge aqainst you that you are a N***** then we refer to that person as an A** H***. I learned that when I was a CORE sit in in 1963. But I wouldn't care if the charge was formal or not I would tell that person to their face that they are an A** H***. Leonard

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