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Opinion section
Valley News - Opinion
Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco and the Riverside Sheriff’s Association’s reluctance to allow oversight is telling and dissuades a healthy dialogue on police reform. “The fundamental way residents of this great county determine the direction of their agencies, including the office of the sheriff, is at the ballot box,” Bill Young, president of the Riverside Sheriff’s Association, said. “…That is real oversight and accountability.” What does voting have to do with creating oversight? As far as I can see, there is no vote up for debate or on the November ballot to add a commission or committee to oversee abuses of the law. The only option voters have is to vote out the sheriff and that does not give them “real oversight.” That choice will only exacerbate the pr
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