Mr. Mendoza and his supporters have once again chosen to use public forums to "fish without bait."
At the recent San Diego State University forum, the audience was given an opportunity to ask questions.
Mr. Ed Ruiz chose to make a lengthy statement before he asked a question directed solely to Sheriff Carter. Then, while Sheriff Carter is answering the question, Mr. Ruiz decides to become hostile, and argumentative and kept interrupting Sheriff Carter.
After the forum, Mr. Ruiz commented, "He didn't answer the question." Well Mr. Ruiz, maybe if you listened instead of interrupting, you might have heard the answer.
Since the moderator only allowed two people to ask questions even though there were several of us, as the third person in line, I'll ask Mr. Mendoza this question: You keep telling the public that you "volunteered" to take over the jail because of all "the problems." You say there are still problems in the jail. You publicly speak about the jail in a negative manner. I have been at several staff meetings where you criticize the jail and its supervisors. Every time something comes up, your response is always "lack of training" by line staff and supervisors who are not "properly" trained.