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Re: “Supreme Court Denies Eureka's Request in Police Video Case


I've been following this matter and am shocked by the City's continued intransigence throughout the proceedings.

Thank you for steadfastly standing up for what is right, Thadeus Greenson and the NCJ. An individual would have little chance of being successful in a similar situation.

You deserve a medal for hanging in there: the long haul for justice, transparency, and freedom of the press. Well done.

Posted by Steve on 10/28/2016 at 9:13 AM

Re: “An American Genocide

This made me cry. I am a white woman and I am so ashamed and outraged at the actions perpetrated upon the Indians in this Country. My own father was a child molestor so I can relate to slavery and torture. This is massive however and pains my heart so much. I have always felt a great Spiritual Connection and Great Respect for The Natives of this Country we call the United States of America! America is stolen a cost for those Native that can Never be Corrected! My Heart goes out to those who have survived yet, must live with the memories and loss of their homeland and ancestors. So horrific...I am only cetain that the truth must be known as the writer of this article is finally exposing the truth of such horrific past factual genocidal history... must be made known!!!

Cynthia Boullet

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Posted by Cynthia Boullet on 10/27/2016 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Supreme Court Denies Eureka's Request in Police Video Case

How can a city so often pleading poverty spend so much on frivolous litigation?

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Posted by Brian Harkness on 10/27/2016 at 9:40 PM

Re: “An American Genocide

My Great Great Grandmother was Ellen Sutherland. She was a Coastal Wailaki (Sinkyone). Her family was massacred at Needle Rock, north of Usal State Beach. She survived because she was stolen as a child and sold as a slave. Her sister Sally Bell was one of only a few survivors of the massacre at Needle Rock. I am here because my Great Great Grandmother was stolen and sold as a slave. Sally Bells ancestors are here because she hid in a redwood stump. These are the stories I learned as a child, and now I tell my own children. I am lucky to be here. My story isn't unusual for California Indians.

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Posted by nicoleallene on 10/27/2016 at 5:06 PM

Re: “An American Genocide

just leaving a great grandmother... my mom's gramma was a survivor from a Mattole massacre..........who was raise - enslaved until a teen and released to go free with a baby mom is an enrolled member of the Bear River Tribe... yes Lincoln set the blacks free but Native's were not... branding on the inside of the mouth... well we read (my mom and I) read the article today...and wow...and right now the police at Standing Rock in North Dakota is like a moment from the article arresting and shooting is happening and the people are unarmed........protesting in peaceful way...10/27/16

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Posted by Anita Bussell on 10/27/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

And where are the statistic coming from regarding how many from the containers have been housed? There have been conflicting reports in the community that those stats of 40+% are from numerous agencies, not Betty's containers. Again, not Betty's fault but the community's for leaving so much to one person. We don't need another hero we need systemic consistent non denominational, transparent systems of support - in addition to Betty's amazing work.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

As usual in American culture we not only blame individuals too readily for their afflictions, we also leave it to individuals to do the work of a community. Betty, like any human, has her preferences and weaknesses and those have a dramatic impact on the people in need but should not. If Betty likes you, if you are male, whatever - then you have some help BUT if she isn't in the right mood that day or you are not her cup of tea then you are shut off from resources - that is not the foundation of an healthy community, it is a dictatorship no matter often a benevolent one.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

Betty has done great work AND it is not healthy to have one person deciding the fate of so many vulnerable and needy people.

Posted by Memy Selfeni on 10/26/2016 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Prove Them Wrong

it is a blessing, indeed. homelessness is like a curse word, don't accept it, don't consider it a play thing. it goes against what god has for you. god would not have us, any of us in a homeless condition. don't accept the word, homeless or homelessness, they are are anti christian words that are unacceptable. birds have nests, foxes have holes and it is god's wish that man be at home, his home.

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Posted by Estella Davis on 10/25/2016 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Eureka's Temporary Homeless Sleeping Areas Here to Stay

At least the city is trying some things, and the things it's trying are based on some evidence, not just opinions.

It's not that helpful to constantly criticize other people's efforts and not offer any constructive suggestions or ideas or even help out. Got a better idea? Pitch in with it. Problems are rarely solved by punitive and judgmental attitudes.

I agree that it would be helpful to see an accounting for what was spent and by whom.

I'd like to see some way to make it easier for homeowners to add units, like MIL or extra bedrooms, to existing houses. I'd like to see support for developers who want to build infill housing, near the bus lines, services, stores, schools.

The poor will always be with us. Obnoxious people are just as frequently rich as they are poor, the poor don't have a monopoly on being irresponsible, disgusting, whatever negative human characteristic you can think of. They just have less ability to cover it up or hide it or pay people off or move to another town.

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Posted by Ruth Moon on 10/24/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Eureka's Temporary Homeless Sleeping Areas Here to Stay

I hope that the voters read this article and vote according to how they think the city of Eureka and County Supervisors have spent tax dollars in the best interest of all citizens of this City and County. The problem with the homeless is they dont take responsibility period. In three months in Palco Marsh, they accumulated what 60 tons of trash, 4000 needles, etc. Moving them keeps the trash down. The problem is not where they live, but how they live. They dont clean up after themselves. As a tax payer I resent that. They have all the time in the world to clean up their camps. They would rather live in filth than do anything for themselves. They leave it up to the good citizens to pay for cleaning up after them. What does the council and supervisors behavior teach them. It teaches them to be irresponsible and dependent. It teaches them the council can not commit to their own decisions. I have read repeatedly this does not cost the City of Eureka anything. That is pure bullshit and everyone knows it. I have not seen any accounting for the money spent by the City or County for policing, sanitation, clean up, maintenance repair and staff time devoted to this issue. There is no accounting for the funds given by both the City and County to Betty Chin. Now someone tell me of any governmental program where there is no accountability. I worked in social services for 30 years as a manager and any program I was involved in, we were required to show how the funds were spent. We had specific goals to accomplish that lead to improving a problem. So when you go to the polls and vote in the future vote for those that support your view of how this situation should be handled.

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Posted by Clydeine Oglesby on 10/23/2016 at 8:41 PM

Re: “Humboldt Hits Grim Mark: Suicides at Five Year Peak

"True mental health issues on their own are rarely debilitating," the coroner says. What is that supposed to mean?

Posted by Emma Nation on 10/23/2016 at 7:23 PM

Re: “'Not the Norm': HSU Students, Faculty Speak out on Racism

I was there and Eric acted like a jerk. He didnt even look my way when I asked him why are you here??

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Posted by Diana Alexandra on 10/22/2016 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Unopposed

Deborah Ann Jacobson, correct spelling. Please take note.... Misspelled in the Article.

Posted by Beckie Thornton on 10/22/2016 at 7:37 AM

Re: “'Not the Norm': HSU Students, Faculty Speak out on Racism

Edit: *Critical Race Gender & Sexuality Studies* :)

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Posted by Peach Loathe on 10/21/2016 at 4:19 PM

Re: “McKinleyville Man Abducted in Niger

I will pray for Jeff Woodke.

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Posted by Carol Weaver on 10/21/2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Prepare for Impact

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Posted by Brittany Doggies on 10/21/2016 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Closed

Good work, John.. An excellent article, well researched, attracted a troll right away..

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Posted by Benjie on 10/21/2016 at 6:42 AM

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