John Murphy 
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Re: “CSPD hands a records headache to District Attorney's Office

CSPD is making Makita look more normal with gross misconduct (or worse), of their own. So they self-confess right before the INDY cuffed them...I think it's time for a real investigation to find out who is behind this and whether it is criminal or merely crass incompetence.

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Posted by John Murphy on 02/18/2017 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Battle over Strawberry Fields continues in court and, maybe, at the ballot box

I'm on the other side of this and support the swap. I'm not writing about that though. I want to say the very idea of Pam Zubeck doing anything but seeking out true facts, and reporting them is unkind and untrue.

The same goes for Richard Skorman. I hope his side loses because I welcome the fire mitigation the swap provides, and the opening of the Chamberlin Trail. But I must attack any idea that claims he has not been open and forthright in stating his position and claims.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by John Murphy on 11/03/2016 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Save Cheyenne threatens to sue city over land swap

So, you only post favorable comments to the story?

1 like, 29 dislikes
Posted by John Murphy on 05/10/2016 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Save Cheyenne threatens to sue city over land swap

Shouldn't mention be made of the six minutes of drone footage that put the lie to this property being like the "fields of Ireland," "pristine," and "lovely?" It has a hundred acres of sick, dangerous forest, huge erosion problems, major gravel runs, trenched trails, and loaded with trash, debris and graphitti.

7 likes, 41 dislikes
Posted by John Murphy on 05/10/2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “An inside look at Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields is a mess. Pam if wou want to see the rest of SF, the other 5/6s of it I will give you a tour. See Party Rock all painted up with graphitti; three great gravel flows choking the life below; a sick forest ripe for wildfire into my neighborhood. See how it's been taken care of by our city for 130 years. I defy you to say we should have more of this with a straight face.

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Posted by John Murphy on 03/12/2016 at 7:45 AM

Re: “City escorts media on tour of Broadmoor land-swap sites

I feel like I am the only one who realizes how we have been treated by the city over the decades. This is our only city park without a sign. No hours, no regs. No picnic tables. It has been anarchy for decades.

Do you know about Party Rock and how the park police are too busy to confront the graphitti artists? Look at the beautiful monolith that should be the crown of SF. It is a disgrace. The fireworks, the trash, the impromptu fire rings, all say this is a free for all. There is at least one homeless camp on the property. The two trails are turning into trenches, and you can be wiped out by by bicyclists flying downhill. Eighty percent of the property has never been wild fire mitigated and it is a very real fire danger to our neighborhood.

I have lived next to upper SF for almost 50 years and love this parcel of steep land dearly. That's why I support this effort to save it.

6 likes, 14 dislikes
Posted by John Murphy on 02/18/2016 at 2:31 AM

Re: “Lamborn: Working for the Broadmoor

At least he's doing something for somebody besides the churches. I think it is a fair deal. The 4x4 crowd had torn up the Emerald Valley road, left burned, stolen, car carcases up there and shot up the place. It was a menace to hikers and bicyclists. We can still hike up there on the pipeline trail and get up to Duffield Meadows, Miller Peak, and Black Mountain. I wish Rep. LAMBORN well in this endeavor as we will gain far more acerage than we lose, and the maurauders won't be there as you have to walk in on the land to be swapped.

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Posted by John Murphy on 05/27/2015 at 4:05 PM

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