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Re: “Will Not Comply

Karen Freed, I am sorry for your loss but a person will do that regardless of what time they are released. Time has no bearing on criminal intent. A criminal acts and doesn't look at the time when they want to commit a crime.

Posted by chrisgi on 08/19/2014 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Will Not Comply

My common sense tells me if someone is arrested 67 miles away and brought to Eureka's jail and released in the wee hours of the morning because he's had his allotted time to sober up, although acting "weird". Yet released anyway with no way to get home. What in the hell do you think this person is going to do....... 1. vandalize, 2. vehicle theft ( to get home), 3. or do something worse? All three of them and more have happened. We need to change - Laws, policies and regulations in a lot of different areas. Mental Health, Release times from jail(s) and other areas I'm not going to get into right now. Oh and yes I am Fr. Eric Freed's twin sister!

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Posted by Karin Freed on 08/18/2014 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Will Not Comply

Chrisgi, My common sense tells me - if someone is arrested 67 miles away from Eureka and released in the wee hours of the morning with no way to get home. What in the hell do you think that persons going to do...... vandalize, vehicle theft in order to get home and/or worse. That is why - Laws, policies and regulations need to be changed. Oh and yes, I am Fr. Eric Freed's twin sister

Posted by Karin Freed on 08/18/2014 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Will Not Comply

Charles Bean and Karin Freed. Just where is your common sense. How can anyone with an ounce of intelligence equate murder with time of release. This is the dumbest thing I ever herd. The grand jury was actually an exercise in stupidity and two years in a row. The more important thing is how our county is wasting our tax money. Why isn't that looked into. The counties excuse for solving problems is always we don't have enough funds and yet they continue to throw money away on useless projects.

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Posted by chrisgi on 08/17/2014 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Busted…

AB 2235 proposes a statewide school bond "for all of our schools" with "bipartisan support

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Posted by Charles Bean on 08/17/2014 at 2:39 PM

Re: “I'm your thimbleberry: The life and times of Rubus parviflorus

This is the most exciting story about thimbleberries. I've ever read! We have a bumper crop year here in Duluth, Mn. I just picked three quarts and am making sauce. I also propagate them from seed for use in restorations and landscaping.

Posted by Jen Stenersen on 08/16/2014 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Will Not Comply

I disagree with you "chrisgi" and the sheriff about the Grand Jury's report be another exercise in futility. I believe it is report pointing out there are more issues needing addressed than reported in this article. Issues such as addressing the mental health of individuals being arrested; individual use of drugs and alcohol in our community; and, one that ties into both of these is homelessness in our area.

An exercise in futility, no, it was an exercise in identifying problems and concerns developed here and throughout the nation. Problem is, local expect the government to do something to solve these problems, yet political mind-set of the community does not see it is the community that needs to step-up to strengthen programs in place throughout the County. Many other communities have.

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Posted by Charles Bean on 08/16/2014 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Will Not Comply

God forbid one of your family members is murdered because of the late night/early morning release. Than we'll see if you still agree with the #@**# who is running the jail. There are so many laws, policies and regulations that need to be changed!!!

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Posted by Karin Freed on 08/16/2014 at 12:30 AM

Re: “Busted

Too bad this article omits Eureka's Measure "R", one of the top censored stories on the North Coast.

Cities and states across the U.S. have recently rediscovered what we've known since FDR enacted the first minimum wage.

Measure "R" would raise Eureka's minimum wage to $12/hour for employers with 25 or more employees.

One thousand working families will be spending these dollars downtown with significant increases in sales tax revenue for Eureka.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 08/15/2014 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Busted

In another article this issue you report that there is a problem with when to release prisoners from the Humboldt County Jail. What about not putting farmers in jail in the first place? Prison overcrowding solved. FYI: I wouldn't pay a penny on taxed sales of Legal Marijuana. I never buy it. I personally do not smoke it. However, I am Outraged by the fact that My Hard Earned Tax Dollars are being wasted. If YOU want to smoke it, I just don't care...

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Posted by Greg Vanderlaan on 08/15/2014 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Busted

VOLUNTARY Taxes are a great Idea. For example: If you never Purchase Legal Marijuana in Colorado, you never Pay the Tax. Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a way to Decrease Spending and Increase Revenues at the same time? Secretary of State Debra Bowen estimates that legalization would save the Taxpayers of California over a Hundred Million Dollars a year. Why let criminals keep all the profit?

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Posted by Greg Vanderlaan on 08/15/2014 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Busted

Can someone explain to me how County Tax Revenue more than doubled from $12 million to $26 million between 2005 and 2006?
And now, is the "good" number that County Tax will exceed $40 million this year? And if so, how is that?

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Posted by Patrick Shannon on 08/15/2014 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Fire in the Hills

and Camp Winnarainbow is located there... Wavy Gravy... Pray for Rain...

Posted by Greg Vanderlaan on 08/15/2014 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Busted

Interesting that Arcata is not on the list of jurisdictions seeking sales tax increases.

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Posted by Stanley Hosanna on 08/15/2014 at 6:32 AM

Re: “Busted

Why should we, the public, care that our government is going broke? Our Supervisors all take home close to ten thousand dollars per month! As stated, the cost of living already through no fault of our own government is skyrocketing. Yet Humboldt's government has been steadily following their own profit motive throughout, with plans for more of the same on the table. They champion big boxes and large development projects as boons to our (read: their) tax base, yet here we are today under their thumb. They're telling us we need to give them even more money. Our supervisors are unilaterally pushing to extend urbanization, increase development and import more franchise business. "Developers" are running our government, making a killing in construction in real estate, while the remaining 99.999% of Humboldt County's residents are being asked to give those players even more money. It's corrupt, it's irreparably destroying the environment, and our representatives aren't doing anything about it but lining their pockets while making things worse.

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Posted by Developers run Humboldt. on 08/14/2014 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Busted

According to a letter-to-editor in today's Sacramento Bee, AB 2235 proposes a statewide school bond "for all of our schools" with "bipartisan support."
Sounds to me like an end run around Prop 13, to lay another burden on property owners in the form of a school bond.
Jim Pell

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Posted by JimPell on 08/14/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “Will Not Comply

I agree with the sheriff. This is another exercise in futility by the grand jury. If you release a bad man intent on doing more harm the time of day you release him is immaterial. This is utter nonsense by the grand jury.

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Posted by chrisgi on 08/14/2014 at 7:48 AM

Re: “Ad Con

What was the outcome of the trial? Are the allegations true?
I can answer this, I am Bruce McFarland the owner of ADCOM. Back then I was asked by EPD not to talk to the press during the investigation. There was no trial, both of them pleaded guilty. Jeff Lang pleaded guilty to Felony Embezzlement with Allan Dollison prosecuting for DA office. When Allan Dollison left DA office Elan Firpo took over the prosecution of Marcie Wright. Firpo accepted a plea deal that Dollison had rejected without discussing it with me, sound familiar? Marcie accepted this great deal and pleaded guilty to only a Misdemeanor Embezzlement, remember, she was the office manager that had access to the accounts, checks, etc and allowed this all to happen and benefitted from over $30,000 directly. Be aware that because the amount totalled will over $100,000 they were both looking at a minimum 1 year in State Prison, they were saved by the “Public Safety Realignment,” (anyone feeling safer?) rolling Jeff over to our over crowded county jail. I hope this answers a few questions.

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Posted by bmcf on 08/08/2014 at 8:16 PM

Re: “The Escalation of 'Wild Bill'

Why does this guy keep getting probation for obvious severe violations? It appears that no one is monitoring his probation even though he keeps getting it instead of doing time.
I sure wouldn't want him free and wandering around where I live.
What is law enforcement waiting for? Why hasn't he been locked up for even one of the various felony charges he keeps getting?
This guy needs to be locked up and off the streets. When he eventually kills someone cops should be held accountable for letting him be free with a record like this. RIDICULOUS!

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Posted by Ladybounty on 08/08/2014 at 2:26 AM

Re: “Hidden on Public Land

Nothing compared to the total loss of the environment caused by logging. Someone is trying to shift the blame. Look at google earth, the patchwork clear-cuts and millions of acres of private land. Humboldt Redwood Company, Sierra Pacific and Green Diamond are ruining our forests and watersheds, not local farmers.

Posted by Heart Beats on 08/07/2014 at 12:32 AM

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