Special Public Safety Subcommittee Meeting Wednesday On Recent Crime In Lafayette

December 3, 2019 10:00 am · 26 comments

The City of Lafayette will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center, 3780 Mount Diablo Blvd.

Items to be discussed include an update from Lafayette Police Chief Ben Alldritt, a discussion of recent crime in Lafayette and ideas for community involvement to augment crime prevention.

RANDOM TASK December 3, 2019 at 10:27 AM



Nothing discourages out of city criminals more than a plate camera
Well advertised and police near freeway exits for alerted plates


Although sanctuary demifornia won’t allow them in their prime looting cities because the dems want crime to create need for them and compliance of dem policies and taxes

So too bad the fleecing will continue at your own expense actually lol

Enjoy your utopia you voted for these people lol

Enjoy or rather hide and maybe you’ll survive the political sarcasm of sanctuary policy in the dem reich

Still can’t believe you voted for this to happen to us wow

Rob December 3, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Then how do you explain the Conservative States that have far worse crime statistics than California?

Kentucky Derby December 3, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Lamorinda has had license plate readers for YEARS. It doesn’t stop crime, but it assists law enforcement after the fact. Somewhat anyway. It’s not unusual for criminals in Lamorinda to be using paper plates, stolen plates and stolen vehicles.

License plate cameras hasn’t deterred crime in Lamorinda at all, but I’m glad we have them. Nothing will deter criminals in any area that are determined to commit crimes. It’s what they do for a living.

ConcordANON December 3, 2019 at 11:43 AM

Easy there, Alex Jones~

Why don’t you ask Chief Aldritt whether or not he blames Democrats when you go to the meeting on Wednesday.

I’m sure the entire Lafayette Police Department will be rallied to take up arms against the Democrats after your rousing speech.


Nothing says knee-jerk like someone pointing the finger.

The Professor December 3, 2019 at 11:52 AM

I think Random is on the right path. I don’t really think that having cameras and signs will deter too many people (because criminals don’t care or can’t read). What the readers will do is make solving the crime much easier for the PD. That’s the real deterrent. Lock enough of these bozos up and word will get out to avoid that area.

Commonsensenor December 3, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Cameras do nothing more than provide ‘after’ incident viewing. LPR is great when the car is not stolen or plates covered/removed.

Until we stop the insanity of the left not enforcing crime, you can expect more of the same, and it getting much worse. Look at Pelosi’s home district. Need more example of what is headed our way?

Rollo Tomasi December 3, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Oh, I don’t know Rob – perhaps because those states still charge criminals with crimes?

Commonsensenor December 3, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Crime spreads like a disease. When surrounding communities do not enforce laws, it’s only a matter of time until more unsuspecting people are affected in their “safe” communities.

Remember this when it’s time to vote.

JC December 4, 2019 at 12:24 PM

Well said

Bill Cutting December 3, 2019 at 10:52 AM

I agree random but the question is do you think the solution is going to be done with voting or other means? Because there’s a monopoly here in terms of the power structure politically and it’s major league corrupt. Anybody know what happened to (Jefferson) The area where they wanted to secede from California in Northern California why didn’t that go through?

MoJo December 3, 2019 at 11:28 AM

There are still people in Northern California and Southern Oregon who are trying to make the State of Jefferson official but other than a state of mind I think it is highly unlikely for hundreds if not thousands of reasons. In 238 years of U.S. history, there have been only two cases where a new state was cleaved out of existing states’ territory (Maine in 1820, and West Virginia in 1863.) Nothing since. No serious attempts in modern times, though there’s been no end of idle chatter by fringe politicians looking to get some attention.

So we’ve gone for more than 150 years with state boundaries staying the same. What each new secessionist group discovers — once the thrill of making noise is over — is that forming a new state creates enormous headaches. To wit:

What’s your tax base? It’s bound to be a whole lot less than before, especially without any large cities or companies.Basic services require taxes.
Where are your prisons, universities, sports teams and other civic resources situated? It’s practically a certainty that you’ll have too much of what you don’t want, and not enough of what you do desire.
Are you — and your supporters — really in the mood to create a duplicate version of all the bureaucracy that a modern functioning state needs? You’ll need your own system for drivers’ licenses, appeals courts, medical boards, and a whole lot more. Getting this set up costs money, and the state from which you’re seceding isn’t inclined to make it easy. These are a few examples of the issues that would arise.

As these realizations sink in, the breakaway movements generally collapse into not much more than an occasional bumper sticker.

V December 3, 2019 at 12:26 PM
Rob December 3, 2019 at 11:27 AM

And yet so many states with the Highest Crime stats are in the Conservative States and far more dangerous than California.

Fact check December 3, 2019 at 12:23 PM

You keep spewing this. Rather than say it, support it with facts/data. To just say so with nothing to back up don’t mean much.

For someone to bring up and expect others to go research, that is a Dem move and what’s broken in America and the Dems. Present facts not gossip. You will say TX/FL immediately counter with CA/NY. Be ready for others to jump in on your fact checking should you reply. Talk is cheap and too much of it.

Only thing for certain, CA state bird is being changed to the TURD Bird that where this state has gone with it’s leadership.

Kari Q December 3, 2019 at 3:44 PM

This isn’t rocket science. A quick internet search “crime rates by state” will get you the information. The states with the highest crime rates are: New Mexico, Alaska, Louisiana, Tennessee,
Arkansas, South Carolina, and Alabama. Lotta red states there.

The party running the state isn’t what determines crime rates.


Chicken Little December 4, 2019 at 4:02 AM

Crime “stats” look great when criminals aren’t prosecuted for their crimes.

Jeff December 3, 2019 at 11:36 AM

I’ll try to make the meeting. Not many will be happy about what I have to say.


Noj December 3, 2019 at 11:48 AM

Allow Open Carry.

Crime rate drops back to zero.

HappyPappy December 3, 2019 at 12:20 PM

A discussion of recent crime in Lafayette and ideas for community involvement to augment crime prevention.

Unheard of in Concord. Why?

RANDOM TASK December 3, 2019 at 1:03 PM

rob said
And yet so many states with the Highest Crime stats are in the Conservative States and far more dangerous than California.

and who is the highest percentage committing the crimes ?

would love that answer ….

even though we know its not middle class such as your self and many others correct

RANDOM TASK December 3, 2019 at 1:14 PM

you say the cameras help after the fact ….so they are working ? no

now when something is working but needs to be better we what ?

maybe work on making even better ….maybe ?

I believe that paper plates are not acceptable in the state anymore
so the cameras will need to differentiate between an actual plate and a non plate therefore flagging it to police in the area

yes sure there will be lots of cars being pulled over and the more that happens the less likely
some thug is going to think hard about going to that city don’t you think

now how about vegas how many crimes happen in the casinos that are monitored 24/7

that scale is small yes but some systems could help to decrease the fleecing of cccounty as a whole don’t you think …or are you ok with legalized theft and the DA not prosecuting illegals for crimes

must be you voted for all of it

so trying to slam another state for trying to get ahead of the criminals and the dems flooding it with criminals by early release and stopping the building of new prisons as they increase the population by millions of illegals with a 15% crime rate
then the problem might be you and your thinking of at least its not me
or pointing out other state and countries ….your focus should be on America and its freedoms and how the dems are taking them away in favor of illegals and criminals while pushing out citizens from low income housing and giving it to illegals

Noj December 3, 2019 at 9:03 PM

Or like the cameras in Epstein’s cell.

RSD December 3, 2019 at 7:37 PM

If you’re really worried about the safety of you and your children, then profiling needs to happen. And anyone with half a brain knows who to profile. Your safety should be worth a hell of a lot more than someones feelings. police need to send a hard message that Lafayette has zero tolerance for these scumbags.. If you don’t get tough, then be prepared for more of the same.

Mac December 3, 2019 at 11:35 PM

Kind of have to agree to what RSD said

Eastbay Native December 4, 2019 at 6:27 AM

I agree with you 100%, political correctness is making law enforcement ‘s job a lot harder. Thugs will keep on preying on these Lilly white communities until these communities fight back.

Kentucky Derby December 4, 2019 at 7:53 AM

It’s a well lknown fact that a lot of Lamorinda residents will call the police if they see men of a certain culture. They do it daily, and law enforcement responds.

Property crimes are low priority to the police, but it’s taken seriously in Lamorinda. Crime is low, and people pay a lot of money for their homes, and a lot of money in property taxes. We’re well aware we live in an area where criminals come in to steal. Law enforcement will do “vacation drive-bys” if you’re on vacation. Residents talk about checking their cameras, and seeing LE drive by every day.

We’ve been doing all we can for years, but we’re right outside the tunnel, and thanks to BART and freeway access, Orinda and Lafayette get hit a little harder than Moraga. You can’t stop criminals from being criminals, but we’re doing what we can. What other cities have meetings like this?

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