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Re: “Updated: Sheriff Identifies Fieldbrook Victims; Suspect in Custody

Harley Wayne Hammers the deceased was my nephew that was one of the victims murdered. I hope and pray to God that whomever it was that killed my cousin does not get a slap on the hand. I wish the Death Penalty was back and Enforced

Posted by Theresa Heidi Morris on 09/29/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “THIRD UPDATE: Police Shooting Victim Named

My family and I are grieving over the death of Tommy McClain he was shot down in my sone's front yard There is a witness to the shooting. The officer is saying that Tommy was arguing with some he appeared to have a gun. Tommy was one his phone commenting to a post on his facebook page. At the same time the officer is saying he was in a argument with some one. Never in the middle of argument has any stopped and turnd there attention to something else. NO ONE. And the initial officer that called for back up should have reported suspect with a firearm, but the only thing that we called in was
ONE AT GUN POINT ... Knowing tMy family and I are grieving over the death of Tommy McClain he was shot down in my sone's front yard There is a witness to the shooting. The officer is saying that Tommy was arguing with some he appeared to have a gun. Tommy was one his phone commenting to a post on his facebook page. At the same time the officer is saying he was in a argument with some one. Never in the middle of argument has any stopped and turnd there attention to something else. NO ONE. And the initial officer that called for back up should have reported suspect with a firearm, but the only thing that we called in was
ONE AT GUN POINT ... Knowing that he had a firearm contradicts the other officer yelling out HES GOT A GUN. Look at the crime sense photos. There are gun casting every were and not one of the bullets came from the supposed gun Tommy had and
Officer Mills has not released the name of the officer is because he is not sure witch officer fired the fatal shot But all of them fired but the one to the head killed him
Does this make any sense to you :



But the Teflon "Chief" would have none of that. He changed the conversation completely. Instead of
hat he had a firearm contradicts the other officer yelling out HES GOT A GUN. Look at the crime sense photos. There are gun casting every were

Posted by Jamie Bowman on 09/28/2014 at 11:57 PM

Re: “Eureka Will Cease Prayer Breakfasts, Pay For Lawsuit

I think the courts have ruled that a human life in wrongful death cases is only worth the remainder of their earning potential at their job.

Vote "yes' on Measure "R".

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 09/28/2014 at 10:47 PM

Re: “Officer Involved

Grand Jury hearings are SECRET. Coroner's Inquests are PUBLIC. The public deserves transparency, as much as we can get. Coroner's Inquest now.

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Posted by Verbena on 09/28/2014 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Officer Involved

The Chief of Police should ask for a Coroner's Inquest. That way, the people in this community can watch and listen to these cops give their version of why they killed Tommy. Keeping it secret who the officers are is unacceptable. I believe the officers killed Tommy in cold blood. Let me hear those cops explain... Let me see their faces. Aren't they proud of whatever they do? Always justified in their minds...
We should have a People's Investigation. Let the actual People of California investigate and decide what to do.

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Posted by Verbena on 09/28/2014 at 8:52 PM

Re: “THIRD UPDATE: Police Shooting Victim Named

When the police say they don't "want to 'characterize the nature' of the gun" you can start betting money it's not actually a gun.

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Posted by David Wright on 09/28/2014 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Eureka Will Cease Prayer Breakfasts, Pay For Lawsuit

I am Glad that the city is cutting its losses early. We are going to need the money to defend the city against the multi-million dollar lawsuit the murderers on the police force have gotten us into.

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Posted by James Decker1 on 09/28/2014 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Eureka Will Cease Prayer Breakfasts, Pay For Lawsuit

Thank god!

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Posted by G. Gilbert Yule on 09/27/2014 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Eureka Will Cease Prayer Breakfasts, Pay For Lawsuit

This is the guy that appointed Alex Stillman to the NCRA board, then had councilman Mike Newman unceremoniously boot her off.

The guy that cost Eureka hundreds of thousands of dollars to wrongfully terminate the police chief within a year of his contract anniversary date.

The guy that wants to raise sales taxes that disproportionately effect the poor.

The guy that failed to support a fair wage that would keep Eureka's working families out of poverty.

Jager made a big point about having "no agenda" when he ran for office.

His agenda is both unethical and costly for this community.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 09/27/2014 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Officer Involved

"I'll be the first one to say that they put their life on the line every day, but they're killing innocent people and kids,"


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/…

http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatali…

In reality, only 750 of the 17,000 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. are reporting their civilian fatality data to the FBI.

And out of that, about 400 civilians are killed each year, many are unarmed.

Last year, 100 officers were killed.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 09/27/2014 at 12:01 AM

Re: “Officer Involved

I recommend watching "Oregon State Police video captures fatal freeway shooting" on youtube.com. I think it might help explain things.

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Posted by Mutt on 09/26/2014 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Whose Election?

Please. Just SHUT UP.

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Posted by Racey Casey on 09/26/2014 at 5:55 PM

Re: “THIRD UPDATE: Police Shooting Victim Named

I think it's a misunderstanding based on the way the article was written. The Chief made the comment in the afternoon that the gun had been found. The "afternoon" part refers to when the comment was made, not when the gun was found.

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Posted by Grahame Beresford on 09/26/2014 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Officer Involved

"...and only the truly imbecilic would use one before a shot was fired at themselves."

Spoken by a true idiot who clearly has not and never will be willing to put their own life in harm's way for others. Why would/should a cop ever have to wait for a suspect to actually shoot at them first before acting to protect themselves, their fellow officers or others?! How many dead or wounded officers/innocents would that policy result in?

Why don't you become a cop and show us how brave, calm, and slow to defend yourself you would be with a gun about to be pointed at you.

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Posted by The Reasoner on 09/26/2014 at 9:58 AM

Re: “THIRD UPDATE: Police Shooting Victim Named

Where does it say the gun was found in the afternoon? I've re-read this and do not see any reference to that...

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Posted by Laurie Burdine on 09/26/2014 at 8:48 AM

Re: “Officer Involved

"Because the processes surrounding officer-involved fatalities is largely shrouded in secrecy, the public can grow uneasy."

Secrecy is oddly discarded when the victim had a weapon, as in the Cherie Moore case, where local media immediately blazed photos of it across the headlines with videos showing how it can damage a piece of wood.

In this case, "the weapon", is not being questioned by media. Surely there will be a logical explanation.

Here's one: Public outcry diminishes in proportion to delays in reporting that the victim in police shootings had no weapon.

Most police officers want and support immediate public accountability. It's in everyone's best interests.

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Posted by Jerry Stewart on 09/25/2014 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Officer Involved

At some point, police have to stop using their guns first and their brains last.

In the last year, police shot and killed at least 400 civilians.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/14/police-killings-data/14060357/

In the last calendar year, 100 police have died.
http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/year.html

So for every one police officer killed, four people die... but those four people often have nothing to do with crime. Grandmas killed reaching for babies, athletes shot in their bed reaching for cellphone during SWAT home invasion, baby hit by shock grenade in cradle during another SWAT invasion... the list is endless and grows longer every day.

This film where
http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/25/justice/south-carolina-trooper-shooting/
a white officer shoots an unarmed black man *on camera* is very revealing. The victim didn't stand a chance, he was shot before the cop even said hello. Most likely that's how the Eureka thing "just sorta happened" ... Badly trained cops + adrenaline = fatalities.

A big gun is not a license to kill, it's not a substitute for a big dick, it doesn't make the cop wearing it an instant big man. Instead, the badge and gun are a license to serve and protect.

Really big men use words and brains and love to ask questions and seek solutions. Childish idiots pull their guns out at every turn and only the truly imbecilic would use one before a shot was fired at themselves. We shall find out eventually - assuming those EPD investigators really don't cover up for their buddies - what may have happened.

Meanwhile, the South Carolina solution of firing the officer involved in a non-fatal shooting looks a lot better to the public than giving EPD cops desk jobs and paychecks after shooting someone dead.

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Posted by Polly Petersen on 09/25/2014 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Stroller Hike

I figured I would share this here for moms who are interested in doing more local hikes. Humboldt just grew a "Hike It Baby" branch. Please join our page to be informed of upcoming hikes. You can also lead hikes and win prizes from our sponsors. Meet other moms, get outside and get moving! :) https://www.facebook.com/groups/hikeitbaby…

Posted by pmcterry on 09/24/2014 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Officers Stand Down at Standoff

Yes, kudos to this crew. Might does not make right.

Posted by Rockhouse on 09/23/2014 at 9:55 PM

Re: “Officers Stand Down at Standoff

Excellent. Everyone keeping cool heads and calling in for the appropriate assistance. I applaud you Humboldt Co. Sheriff's Office for not letting a potentially dangerous situation escalate needlessly. Great job!

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Posted by cd on 09/23/2014 at 7:49 PM

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