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Three Protesters Arrested After Interrupting Antioch Police Chief Going Away Party

by ECT
Antioch Police

In what was supposed to be a community send off of Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks who is retiring and taking a job in Boise, Idaho, it turned violent after protesters interrupted the event resulting in three arrests after an assault.

Antioch Police Corporal Vanderpool explained that during a planned event Friday evening at Williamson Ranch Park for Antioch Police Chief Tammany Brooks, which was planned by citizens, protesters showed up to the event.

“They began causing issues with some of the attendees. One of the attendees was physically assaulted by the taking of a cell phone from her and punching her in the face,” said Vanderpool.

 The protesters were identified as Shagoofa Khan, Frank Sterling and Lacey Brown.  Prior to the event, Khnan announced should and others would be showing up to “crash” the event 

According to Vanderpool, Shagoofa Khan physically attacked an attendee of the event and took her cell phone and punched her in the face. Once she was detained, another protester tried to interfere. That protester was identified as Frank Sterling who was arrested and taken into custody after being subdued with a taser because he became combative. Lacey Brown also interfered with the arrest and taken into custody.

All three were sent to the Martinez Detention Facility on multiple charges and the investigation is still ongoing.

Denise Cantrell, who was assaulted in an exchange, sustained a red mark to the face from Khan which was confirmed through multiple videos, photographs which were posted on social media.

“I am so embarrassed; I was standing there and Khan approached me while grabbing my phone and Antioch Police held me back while I attempted to retrieve my phone when Khan hit me in my face with an object. She also scratched me,” explained Cantrell. “My ear also hurts from the megaphone which was pointed at my ear during some of the protest. It’s just so embarrassing that these individuals would protest a going away retirement event for the police chief. No class at all.”

Cantrell said the incident ruined her phone and scratched her prescription glasses. She plans to press charges.

Velma Wilson, one of the event organizers, had her knee kicked by one of the protesters and was held up by holding onto the stage.

“My knee is super swollen and hurts to walk,” said Wilson Saturday morning. “It says a lot about the community that despite what others may think, that the citizens of Antioch are in support of not only Chief Tammany Brooks, but the Antioch Police Department. The audience was very diverse and no one was touting Black Lives Matter, instead, we focused on the community matters.”

Wilson called it an embarrassment as they had Congressman Jerry McNerney in the audience and caught in the middle of it.

“It’s just a shame, these individuals have no class as this was a retirement and going away celebration, who does that?” said Wilson.

No other information was readily available.

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61 comments

Juan mendoza Sep 18, 2021 - 9:54 am

Par for the course in antioch..wish I could still be surprised

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Sudsy Sep 18, 2021 - 10:46 am

I guess the reason Lamar wasn’t there is because he didn’t have to be. His minions were there and I earnestly hope he is named as someone involved in instigating this disgusting demonstration. Maybe they will learn to think for themselves. Doubtful based on past behavior. This garbage happens almost daily now so what do we need to remove these characters from our city. A handful of them are disrupting a city of more than 100,000 people. Something is very wrong with our system that certain individuals can do absolutely whatever they want without repercussions. WTF

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Frank Sep 18, 2021 - 11:47 am

Should subpoena Khans phone and see what communications if any from Lamar and Ellie. Throw this girl in jail then maybe she’ll get it. How many times is she going to be allowed to get away with assault?

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moonwork Sep 18, 2021 - 1:16 pm

This is seriously disappointing to read. Chief Brooks probably can’t wait to leave now. I hope Chief Brooks and friends get a “redo” on his retirement party. He has done so much for Antioch. What a bunch of unappreciative classless jerks. I wouldn’t be surprised if Antioch sees a mass homeowner exit after he departs since we have junkyard dogs in charge.

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Max Dougan Sep 18, 2021 - 3:06 pm

I hope the three stooges are nailed for good this time. Isn’t Shagoofa charged with arson? The woman can really “goofa” up her life. I mean, just how dumb can one get?

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Street-Sweeper Sep 18, 2021 - 4:54 pm

Can Antioch get anymore fucking ghetto!! 🤣🤣

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So pathetic to try and ruin something so good. Sep 18, 2021 - 5:04 pm

Start asking the corrupt mayor and city council about it …. I GUARANTEE THE MAYOR HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT IF KHAN SHOWED UP…

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Steve Randell Sep 18, 2021 - 6:04 pm

Shagoofa, Sterling and Lacey Brown did that? Assaulted people? Arrested? Oh my! I AM SHOCKED!!! Such pillars of the community! Maybe they were protesting Chief Brooks’ departure to Boise, Idaho. Maybe they were trying to get across that he should remain the Chief of Police in Antioch .

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Rhonda Sun Sep 18, 2021 - 6:30 pm

I think Shagoofa Khan is a glutton for punishment. She already stands being charged with arson and an “encounter” with Mary Rocha. Now this! If she had done that to me, there would have been a very different ending and very unpleasant to her. I’ve never let a bully win yet.

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Gina Sep 18, 2021 - 6:33 pm

Shagoofa, will continue to get away with all this [email protected] as long as Thorp is in office. They are a danger to this community. Seriously, what’s it going to take to get her to stop? What an embarrassment to our community!

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Karen Douglas Sep 22, 2021 - 12:34 am

GINA — Shagoofa is already in deep shit over that arson activity she was caught committing. Now, additional felony charges are pending and she will be facing the music. No one will be able to save her. She made her bed and now she must lie in it. There’s no going back.

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Honey20 Sep 18, 2021 - 7:24 pm

Why hasn’t anyone kicked this things ass?

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Grace Wilson Sep 18, 2021 - 8:14 pm

So? Shagoofa and her gang strike again! I can’t believe people can be that dumb! Did they think they could get away with this? It would have been really ironic if Chief Brooke himself arrested them. Hope they have a good time in Hotel Martinez! Maybe they could get a DARWIN AWARD!

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Mark Van Bibber Sep 18, 2021 - 8:38 pm

Oinc oinc oinc oinc oinc oinc oinc oinc

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Elaine Bond Sep 18, 2021 - 9:23 pm

So glad these idiots were apprehended! About time these disruptors faced the music. Those they assaulted should definitely press charges.

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Oscar Aragon Sep 19, 2021 - 1:50 am

Isn’t this the same bunch who held a hunger strike in front of the police facility? They were seen sneaking out to buy food and munching on hamburgers in the back seat of their cars so no one would see them. Such liars!

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Daniel Ludwig Sep 19, 2021 - 7:45 am

We moved from Brentwood to a small town near Boise. We don’t miss any of that childish behavior. BS like that and crime doesn’t happen much here. People are nice and our gun laws are awesome. I am sure that Brooks is going to love Boise.

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Two Wheeler Sep 19, 2021 - 8:28 am

Shagoofa just committed felony strong armed robbery. Locked her up.

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Robert C. Sep 19, 2021 - 9:04 am

And where are the public statements from Antioch’s mayor and council members condemning such behavior? Nowhere.

Antioch voters, remember this crap come future elections.

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Anti-Daniel Ludwig Sep 19, 2021 - 10:53 am

Daniel Ludwig, Boise is where anti-vaxxers go to die. Their cases are up 34%, hospitals are full, and the deaths are at an all-time high. The last thing Idahoans say before they die of Covid? “At least I owned the libs. And what about Hillary’s emails?”

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Lol Sep 19, 2021 - 2:49 pm

What….A….Disaster….. ON EVERYONES PARTS

I think retirement parties should stick to going away cake and facebook pictures inside the break room.

The highlight of this event was not the Chief, but three arrests and one workmen’s comp. lol Disaster!

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Kim Shaw Sep 21, 2021 - 12:51 am

LOL, you can’t squeeze 100 people into a rec room! Chief Brooks is extremely popular with lots and lots of admirers. The park was the best venue.

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Roxanne Fox Sep 19, 2021 - 4:33 pm

Many of those cases are bought in from other states …. Montana and eastern Washington state. I have relatives in Idaho (Coeur d’Alene, Boise and McCall) and they keep me posted. You have been misinformed. Our wonderful Chief Brooks will do just fine. I hope another farewell is planned sans the idiots trying to ruin it. They should all stay in the pokey!

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Lola Saavedra Sep 19, 2021 - 5:02 pm

I would have loved to see an entire group of people just pile on top of the three imbeciles and also take the megaphone and shove it up their ass. These type of events should always have some “muscle” with them to “tenderize” these idiot protesters into oblivion.

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Omar Alcazar Sep 19, 2021 - 5:13 pm

Shagoofa, aka “Goofy,” is already under indictment for ARSON. She’s just added to her problems. The poor dear doesn’t know when to quit. I think Thorpe’s role will be brought up.

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Just an observation Sep 19, 2021 - 5:37 pm

Am I the only one that saw Denise Cantrell assault the person with the bullhorn first? Grabbing the strap repeatedly. She was the one to get physical first. It’s only fair if she is arrested too, otherwise, the bias is right there on camera.

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No One is Exempt Sep 20, 2021 - 10:19 am

No, you’re not the only one. I saw that video as well and I agree with you wholeheartedly. Assault is assault. No matter who commits it.

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Roland Knight Sep 21, 2021 - 12:14 pm

JUST AN OBSERVATION! When someone blasts your ear with a bull horn to the point that you go temporarily deaf and damage has been caused to your ear, THAT IS AN ASSAULT! That person has the right to remove the object from the assailant! Does that make any sense to you? This happened to Denise Cantrell and she was assaulted first and did the right thing!

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Lorraine Dean Sep 21, 2021 - 3:35 pm

Wrong, JUST AN OBSERVATION! Ms. Cantrell was assaulted TWICE. First with the bull horn blasted into her ear and then having her face hit with an object. The first time, she tried to keep another blast from the bull horn from hitting her ear again by trying to remove it from the assailants hand! Second, she got hit in the face with the object and also scratched! The other person got their knee kicked in to the point that it swelled up. I hope both women just sue the living daylights out of those protesters. Shagoofa will most probably end up in jail for the arson and the physical attacks.

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Elsa Sep 20, 2021 - 1:05 am

Thanks for including the video! I wish there were some closeups of the police Tasing that idiot and also arresting the two punkettes . If someone hit me in the face with an object, they would wind up with a broken nose and missing front teeth……. and more!

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Two Wheeler Sep 20, 2021 - 6:45 am

Hard to scream into a bullhorn with a broken jaw…

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Dawn Sep 20, 2021 - 1:28 pm

JUST AN and NO ONE IS ——— Grabbing a bullhorn is not the same as being hit in the face with an object… or being hit in the knee to the point that it swells up. See the difference? I bet you’re probably two of the troublemakers who crashed the event. Own up!

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No One is Exempt Sep 20, 2021 - 5:55 pm

@Dawn
You may not like the fact that the aggressor from what was captured on video was not the protestor, because it doesn’t square with your obvious dislike of that person, but it doesn’t change what the law states. Clearly, you have a problem with distinguishing what is from what you want it to be. Grow up.

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Ginger Sep 20, 2021 - 2:28 pm

Grabbing a bull horn is not an assault. WTF is the matter with you two clowns! Was she “assaulting” a bull horn? It’s an inanimate object. Did she slap the bull horn in it’s “face?” with a rock and make the bull horn BLEED? Did the bull horn CRY OUT in pain? Jesus H. CHRIST! I can’t believe this!

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Interesting Sep 21, 2021 - 8:50 pm

Grabbing and trying to take the bullhorn away is attempt robbery. I’m surprised APD did nothing, considering they like to chase stats. Am I right or am I right? Nuff’said…..

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Diana Sands Sep 20, 2021 - 3:29 pm

Hey JUST AN OBSERVATION and NO ONE IS EXEMPT! Are you two too CHICKENSHIT to use your real names to voice your accusation? Well, I’m not and never have been! “Assaulting” a bullhorn is no felony nor even a misdemeanor. Nice try, you two clowns! Undoubtedly, you yourselves were most probably part of the assault on this event to bid our wonderful Chief of Police a sad farewell. He will be missed!

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No One is Exempt Sep 20, 2021 - 6:07 pm

@Diana Sands
I bet you if I gave you my name and address you’d eat your words and slink back behind your keyboard to try and intimidate the next poster. Fools don’t intimidate or impress me. My viewpoint hasn’t changed because you jumped on here to demonstrate just how ignorant you are and limited in your ability to act like an adult. And btw…I wasn’t there, don’t know the folks who protested and have a full life that I spend taking care of myself and my business. You should aspire to be more productive rather than engaging in this trivial whining you’re doing on this message board.

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Ginger Hayes Sep 21, 2021 - 3:22 pm

You’re the one slinking behind your keyboard staying anonymous! I don’t have to do that. If someone is “intimidated” then it’s THEIR choice to be that. By the way, you’re the ignorant one from lack of observation. You have no idea how productive I am and what I have accomplished. So, just zip it! If you paid any attention then you’d know that the bull horn owner was the one who started the assault and was stopped by the person who assaulted her and then, on top of it all, slammed the object into the victim’s face causing damage.

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Diana Sands Sep 21, 2021 - 3:46 pm

NO ONE IS EXEMPT … LMAO! If I gave you my Los Angeles area address (where I spend half my time), you’d wish you’d have worn your brown pants because you’d be crapping all over those. You obviously are not very observant about the timeline of this event in at Williamson Ranch Park for the great Chief Brooks. The assault was stated by the bull horn blasting idiot against the victim and it accelerated to a punch in the face, etc. Glad the trio were arrested and taken away. I have nothing against protests, but one has to be civil about it. There’s a time and place for such things, but this was not one of them.

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No One is Exempt Sep 20, 2021 - 6:22 pm

@Ginger
Take a moment to educate yourself. You have time to send disrespectful messages to people you don’t know on this message board. Why don’t you instead google California penal code 240. You just may learn something.

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No One is Exempt Sep 20, 2021 - 6:27 pm

@Ginger
While you’re at it, refer to California Penal Code 242.

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Chris Mills Sep 21, 2021 - 12:10 am

Now, if the woman grabbed the bullhorn and then shoved it up Shagoofa’s ass, that might be considered an assault (to the bullhorn< no less), but then Shagoofa might actually like that.

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Your Mom Sep 21, 2021 - 11:53 am

Shaggy and Scobby Doo need some long jail time…

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Dawn Sep 21, 2021 - 12:41 pm

Don’t you lecture me, Buster! You’re the one with the problems and lack of observation. Ms. Cantrell was assaulted with the bull horn blasted in her ear! Try having someone do that to you, Buster! I’m sure you’d be stunned by it, crying and running to mommie. That is an assault if there ever was one. She did the right thing to grab it. The protestor was clearly the aggressor!

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Chris Burton Sep 21, 2021 - 1:32 pm

Seems like there are two OLD FARTS here siding with the criminals! Shagoofa blasted Cantrell’s ear with her bullhorn probably causing permanent damage to Cantrell’s ear! Now THAT was the first assault Shagoofa performed. Cantrell was just doing something to protect herself from further harm. I too would have grabbed that bullhorn in a New York Minute to stop her. Then Shagoofa followed up with a punch to Cantrell’s face with an object. Shagoofa is toast!

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Joe Schmoe Sep 21, 2021 - 2:15 pm

Wow, an exercise in stupid. I do hope that Shagoofa is charged with a felony so she can begin her journey to Three Strikes Land.

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Martin NMN Sep 21, 2021 - 3:52 pm

Where is the creepy mayor? Where are Mike and Lori on this?

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Jon Rivera Sep 21, 2021 - 8:20 pm

The aggressor was the bull horn bellower, NO ONE IS EXEMPT. The victim was trying to protect herself. Is that too difficult for you pea brain to comprehend?

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Lucy Brown Sep 21, 2021 - 8:30 pm

I’m sure that Shagoofa, Frank and Lacey look great in orange jumpsuits. Such fashion statements!

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Joe Bearman Sep 21, 2021 - 11:36 pm

JOE SCHMOE, Shagoofa already has one felony (ARSON) on the books and now she has added two more: Ear injury due to a blast from her bull horn and also hitting the woman in the face and scratching her. Maybe that makes three felonies? She keeps accumulating felonies. What a gal! I think she lives in Richmond but comes here to cause trouble. Things are catching up with her.

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Madison Garland Sep 22, 2021 - 1:58 am

I hope that bunch is still in the slammer being fed dog food. I’m sure others can be identified in the video and gone after. I’m sorry the congressman and others had to be privy to such language! But then, what do you expect from trash people?

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No One is Exempt Sep 22, 2021 - 8:26 am

@Ginger
You are not relevant to my life. I can chose any screen name I wish without permission or approval from you. You want to appear big and bad, but you’re as transparent as they come. Coward keyboard warrior talking in ways you never would in person. Bye now. I have better things to do than engage in meaningless conversation with you.

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No One is Exempt Sep 22, 2021 - 8:38 am

@Diana Sands
So what! So you split your time between cities. Big deal. And I fly home to LA all the time to visit family and friends. (Irrelevant)

It’s pretty ironic that you would be making a statement about protestors being civil when you began your statement directed at me and another poster like this:

“Hey JUST AN OBSERVATION and NO ONE IS EXEMPT! Are you two too CHICKENSHIT to use your real names to voice your accusation?”

Yeah, you’re a real expert on civility. (Major eyeroll)

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Lola Saavedra Sep 22, 2021 - 7:17 pm

The writer, INTERESTING, claim grabbing for a bull horn constitutes an attempted robbery. ROFLMAO! The bull horn sound damaged the person’s ear. She tried to stop this from happening again. How is removing an object of harm be considered “attempted robbery?” What if this were A KNIFE? Or a GUN? Would grabbing for it to stop an assault also be considered an “armed robbery?” Honestly! What does INTERESTING use for brains? Scary!

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Lars Olsen Sep 22, 2021 - 7:41 pm

We had two defenders of the evil Shagoofa and her clan. Now a third one has joined them, claiming removing the offensive bull horn from the POS is considered “attempted robbery.” I am just doubled over with laughter here! What are these people thinking? No wonder this country is in trouble!

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Eve Starr Sep 22, 2021 - 10:42 pm

Seeing those punks arrested and hauled away really MADE MY DAY!

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Elizabeth Stern Sep 23, 2021 - 1:03 am

A lot of this unpleasantry could have been avoided and everyone had a good time was after Shagoofa announced that she and her minions would “crash” this event, the organizers made this a private party —- “renting” the park and had police not let the punks near it. But then, the attackers would not have been arrested and removed to holding cells where they belong. So sorry for the women who were hurt. I sincerely hope they press charges.

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Albert Vazquez Garcia Sep 23, 2021 - 11:49 am

I hope the police go through the videos carefully and arrest the other attackers of people who were there just to help Chief Brooks get a good send-off. He will be missed. He’s the best chief of police we’ve ever had.

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Jennifer Owen Sep 24, 2021 - 2:54 pm

Time to give Chief Brooks a good send off to an area where he will truly be appreciated by KICKING OUT THE CRAPPY “MAYOR” into oblivion —— along with his two cohorts! If you want to honor Chief Brooks and his accomplishments, let get cracking!

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Chris Burton Sep 24, 2021 - 3:13 pm

I hope DENISE CANTRELL consults at ENT specialist to do some tests on her ear which probably sustained damage to the hair cell receptors of her ear from the blast of the bull horn. The ear is a very complex organ. The best ENT doctor is in Walnut Creek. She should do this before filing charges.

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Pecados Sep 24, 2021 - 4:21 pm

If you really want to honor Chief Brooks and his tremendous accomplishments, get rid of the stinking mayor and his two idiot “yes” people! Go to Change.com and add your name!

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