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Winter Abortion Follies Open At Capitol

The Idaho legislature has begun its annual jabbering about abortion with a bill aimed at withholding state sales tax revenues from Boise. Boise’s city councilors brought the grief upon themselves with a resolution making investigation of abortion cases a low priority. The Boise resolution in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court Roe-vs-Wade recinding decision […]

Coppers Get Kudos On Quad Murder Case

After repeated complaints from both local and national media reporters about the lack of information about the quadruple murder of U of Idaho students, Thursday’s release of the affidavit seeking the arrest warrant is a major about face. The GUARDIAN has read all 19 affidavit pages detailing the probable cause for the arrest warrant of […]

Former BPD Chief Opines On Outside Investigation

Guest Opinion By MIKE MASTERSON I’m hearing many people express concern regarding the mayor’s ineptness in the handling of daily operations. From her confusing responses to the complaint nine police officers filed for workplace harassment to her differing statements on the Office of Police Accountability . The waters muddy even further with, a hastily created […]

McLean And Councilors Lose Faith In Jesus

Jesus Jara, Director of the Boise Office of Police Accountability, was fired Friday at a hastily called City Council after they professed to lose faith in the director. The overriding official reason for his termination seems to be that he was randomly reviewing copper body-cam videos “without authorization.” From the standpoint of the GUARDIAN we […]

Investigator Of Investigators Investigated At BPD

A news release from the City of Boise Friday afternoon announced that Boise’s Office of Police Accountability Director Jesus Jara had been put on administrative leave “effective immediately.” The action was at the direction of Mayor LaurenMcLean, City Council President Elaine Clegg, City Council President Pro Tem Holli Woodings, and City Council Member Jimmy Hallyburton. […]

Copper Talks Mayor And Former Captain Issues

Guest post By Detective Guy Bourgeau Local 486 board member Boise PD Union Like all of you I was pretty shocked when news broke recently about our former co-worker Matt Bryngelson. At first I thought it some sick joke but it didn’t take long to figure out it was all true. I’ve known that man […]

Is Probe Of Ex-Boise PD Capt. Warranted?

The GUARDIAN has been silent for several weeks because there is not much to write about that isn’t depressing. This posting probably is no exception, but we feel compelled to offer a slant that seems to be overlooked by some legacy media. Former Boise Police captain Matt Bryngelson touched off a firestorm when he became […]

Boise Top Copper Loses Badge

By DAVID R. FRAZIER, editor Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee was relieved of his duties Friday by Mayor Lauren McLean amid unrest from the police union, investigative news reports from several legacy media agencies, a potential lawsuit from an injured officer, which included a criminal investigation into his personal actions. According to reports, Lee will […]

South Idaho Incident Beats TV Drama

We don’t normally cover traffic accidents, especially in Southern Idaho, but this press release from Idaho State Police reads like a script made-for-TV drama. IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE At about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16th, an Idaho State Police trooper was dispatched to a reported hit and run collision near milepost 204 on […]

Arson Kits Go On Sale Thursday

The annual July 4th records falsification and safety advice is now available from Treasure Valley “first responders” regarding use of fire works. Officials sternly tell residents that “aerial fireworks,” including bottle rockets, mortars, and those producing “booms and bangs” are illegal. Meanwhile hundreds of dogs jump fences and run off in terror as both police […]

Boise Police Lt. Popped For DUI

Following up on an anonymous tip, the GUARDIAN has confirmed that Boise police Lt. Steve Butler was arrested by Valley County Sheriff’s deputies over the Memorial Day weekend and cited for driving under the influence . He was apparently involved in some sort of crash. Since the misdemeanor was not witnessed by the deputies, he […]

Dollars For Death, Ada Is Stiffed

Ada County has yet to turn a shovel full of dirt on the new Coroner’s facility approved by the previous county commishes in 2020, but they have spent in excess of $1,000,000 in rental payments. The funding scheme subverts the Idaho Constitutional requirement to seek voter approval for debt in excess of one year. The […]

Vern Calls It “10-42” After 53 Year Shift

By DAVID R. FRAZIER GUARDIAN EDITOR A dear friend and legend in police circles died Friday following a lengthy battle with assorted health issues. Vern Bisterfeldt was 84 and served the community as a cop, city councilor, and county commissioner over a period of more than 50 years. When I came to Boise in 1968 […]

Open Beds or Free Speech?

The governor has changed, the police chief is new, the state police colonel has changed, the mayor has changed, even most of the media reporters have changed. All that said, there is still the current issue of homeless camping on the state-owned former Ada County Courthouse, just like the OCCUPY BOISE movement did ten years […]

Boise’s Top Copper Investigated

Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee is the subject of an investigation apparently stemming from a physical incident with one of his subordinate officers. The investigation by the Idaho State Police has been reported locally by several media outlets as well as national media. The GUARDIAN along with other media have been “tipped” repeatedly for several […]

“Hang Up And Drive”

If you are one of those who think the coppers are ignoring enforcement of the “no texting law,” think again. The GUARDIAN has obtained data from Fourth District Traffic Court showing that 1866 tickets were issued in Ada County alone in 2021. Here is a breakdown of the enforcement actions. Boise City PD–961 Eagle City […]

Guard Critical Of Mall Shooting Response

The following letter is from Mike Murphy, a former security guard who was on duty during the Towne Square Mall shooting incident. Murphy along with two other security staff have since resigned because “It is not safe to work there and we didn’t have proper safety equipment including body armor.” Murphy has sent this letter […]

“Is That A Lizard In Your Pocket Or Are You Just Glad To See Me?”

This press release is what police NEWS used to be about! It appears that kidnapping lizards is a felony rather than simple shoplifting when the lizards are of high value. WHO carries a lizard in their pocket? The official police account: This afternoon the Boise Police Department’s Organized Retail Crime Unit worked with the Caldwell […]

Boise PD Hires Cali Copper For #2 Job

Boise PD is acquiring a dominant number of out of state command staff under Chief Ryan Lee. The latest newcomer is Deputy Chief Tammany Brooks who is currently chief in Antioch, California. Lee and long time Boise coppers tell us the reason for the “outsiders” is that sergeant pay–and union security–is enough of an incentive […]

What’s On Yer Mind?

Rather than offer up the same press releases and COVID numbers you get everywhere else, the GUARDIAN has been silent (and lazy). We welcome any comments and factual story content. Here are some trending topics of discussion: —Brian Harsin sits out Auburn Football practice and stadium openers. –Was it time to leave Afghanistan after 20 […]

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