Assuming the information in this article is factual, the arresting man went wrong, not by the arrest itself, but by making any demands regarding the witness' camera. Downright gestapo-like. For that, he needs to be put in his place.
He has no jurisdiction regarding anyone who has not committed a crime - in fact, I wonder if he would have committed a crime himself, had someone tried to take the camera away - accessory to battery and theft, maybe? If you're going to use the powers of citizens arrest, take it seriously and know what you're doing.
As far as the arrest itself, he needs to *know* that a misdemeanor was committed before arresting someone. Assuming he does *know* the person committed a misdemeanor, I don't think it's excessive to put someone in a hold that assures that he, himself, will not be injured - even if it looks bad, and even if it's a woman - but that's assuming she was not injured by just laying there. If she was, that's a whole new issue.
If you're going to start an Institute of Marijuana Research, you certainly want to get the word out, so people interested in same would know about it, wouldn't you?
More Jimmy Kimmel Humboldt-bashing footage would certainly help do it.
$362,000 is what his total compensation should be with benefits, etc... - not his base salary. Doesn't matter how well it did in any year.
I'm not getting the "taking advantage of the system" line either. I live in an Arcata apartment where there are no recyling options, other than taking it down to the Arcata Recycling Center. I donate everything rather than redeem it - it probably adds up to maybe $80 or $90 a year I'm giving them - how is that taking advantage of the system?
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