That was very informative and contained a lot of useful advice which could be applied/used by more than just an educational institution. Thank you, well done.
Fantastic, really. This is a great project to fund and hopefully it will be an additional catalyst towards improving the neighborhoods blocks east from Old Town.
I do have a question and sorry it's too off topic; when I first moved to the area I checked a few aspects of each prospective neighborhood. Looking on the family watch dog sex offender listings (http://www.familywatchdog.us/m_v2/m.asp); there are some offenders close to what was the school. Since it's not been a functioning school, I figured those near-by to it were A-okay there since it was defunct so the proximity laws were nullified.
Now that it will be a site for activity involving children, including a day care, does that mean anyone within the territory who is on the list will be served an eviction notice?
(If so, can someone give this group another million dollars? Kthnx.)
Just to clarify; my argument against the department (whichever) who enforced the new ordinance during the vigil was that they did so in a manner disrespect and unbecoming to the symbols they're supposed to stand for and to Humboldt County and especially to the vets and to citizens and and and lots more.
Whoops! I totally did say "epd." Hah, it's easier to say than "epd, highway patrol, every other department involved, etc." Well, whichever department it was; the meaning is the same.
No, I assumed (incorrectly) that it was the EPD. Yes, it is a bias towards thinking it is them to do the arresting the other night because this all occurred at the Eureka Courthouse which used to be more-so patrolled by EPD than any other dept.s. (Read my last post again and inform me of where I said "epd." Only in my first did I mention them. Whoops, okay. It wasn't the EPD.) Whoever it was really is irrelevant. That it's happening at all is relevant. That anyone needs to bother with fighting laws that were unfairly pushed forward (such as this particular 9pm ordinance) because a group of veterans (or any other group) trying to have a voice are being arrested is pathetic. That you're making such petty arguments as "just change the law if you don't like it!" is sad because you reflect the opinion of many others probably. There shouldn't be the need for all this. It really is a sad shame. (And hah, I'm definitely doing something about it. Are you?)
Seconding the "bravo." Cheers and lulz.
If you're going to "just do your job," then do it in the manner most respectable to yourself and the people you work for.
Police are supposed to be "peace officers" (hah, I know -.-')...arresting members of Vets for Peace who also happen to be citizens that the police are sworn in to "protect and serve" is just loony. Really, there is no other way to put it.
There really seems to be many in the Humboldt legal system trying to make this an unfriendly region to live and work or to even retired. Can you imagine being a business entrepreneur and seeing this bull? I'm beginning to understand why more and more locals move (and take their resources and hopes) elsewhere. Why would anyone want to grow older in this county with jerks on the council and epd discrediting all the knowledge brought to someone who has lived a long and hearty life. Those vets have something to say, and it's a sad shame they are being silenced after all the experience they've gained.
I love this county, though wooooow. Vets who dedicate their time towards peace ( and real peace not like the peace part of "peace officer") who have been holding weekly vigils over many years for their fallen comrades who also served this county and country are being arrested and worst of all, arrested in a big ol' "F.U." manner. Not saying that is driving me away (sorry, have to try harder than that) though oh my goodness, those guys went through some serious traumas in honor of duty to the US and THAT is how they are treated?
There have been a few economic conferences and discussions in the county lately and uh, if you're wondering how to help out the economy in a dying region then try this: RESPECT YOUR ELDERS. (You don't have to agree with them, just give a go at hearing them out. At least, don't waste city (or county or even federal) funds on arresting them for chilling on some court lawn. Get them some lemonade or something, though arresting them?
Oh, Humboldt. This isn't about punk occu-kids versus punk-cops anymore (and it never really was, symbolism is part of the American Way). It's a matter of respect, really. Respect yourself, respect others, sha la la. This is so obviously not how to be a respecting and respectable region. We're a small county with a lot of personality, it's just so baffling as to how this sort of crud has become the norm out here. We're better than that, I wish the legal sector of Humboldt would start acting like it.
(Obviously my nerve was hit. Vets for peace...arrested...of all stupid occurences that shouldn't ever happen in this context...)
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