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.
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!
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
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.
AB 2235 proposes a statewide school bond "for all of our schools" with "bipartisan support
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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...
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?
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?
and Camp Winnarainbow is located there... Wavy Gravy... Pray for Rain... http://www.campwinnarainbow.org/
Interesting that Arcata is not on the list of jurisdictions seeking sales tax increases.
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.
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.
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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Aug 14, 2014
vol XXV issue 33
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