"Administrative leave" means that he's still getting paid, doesn't it? If anybody else was arrested they'd likely be locked up and lose their income. I'll preempt all of Sgt. Daniel's supporters who will say he's innocent and we need to wait for the outcome of the investigation. Yes, I agree, but I can't help repeat a pro law and order cant: if the Police arrested him he must have done something.
How can Johnny Maniac refer to a comment by Verbena when it is not posted in this thread? I know the answer and I don't like it. The North Coast is censoring her posts. Why? She is one of the most important and effective political activists in Humboldt County. I and others do want to read her opinions. I mean, this thread has advertisements for Timberland Boots and the Northface Outlet. Apparently the Journal values commercial speech over community speech. Given that the City of Arcata just passed an initiative declaring that "corporations are not people," it disgusts me that the Journal is choosing to side with the immoral Citizens United SCOTUS decision which declared the opposite. The people of Arcata have set the standard for democracy in Humboldt County. The Journal needs to embrace this standard, not undermine it.
I seems like the Fortuna High School Administration and the Fortuna Police Dept. did a good job of investigating and assessing the veracity of this threat. Now the comment by ATO VERI needs to be assessed as to is it hate speech.
I am Robin Donald and I was arrested along with Richard Gilchrist and Bill Thompson, both members of Veterans for Peace. While it is incorrect to state that I am a member of Veterans for Peace, I am proud to be associated with the courageous members of this organization. In my mind the greatest act of bravery conducted by these Veterans is their stand for peace and justice, against war and oppression.
While arresting us the Sherif'f''s Deputies said that they were following the law or ordinance made by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. I asked if they had heard of the Nuremberg Trials. These trials were conducted after World War II to determine if any of the acts of German soldiers constituted war crimes. Many of the people on trial claimed that they were innocent of individual culpability because they were "following orders." But the Judges at Nuremberg ruled that "following orders" did not absolve individuals from being held responsibility for criminal activity.
One of the Deputy's said he had heard of the Nuremberg Trials. Perhaps he did not know of the above ruling. In any case, I was troubled by the fact that, knowing about the Trials, he was still defending his actions by saying that he was "following orders." All of our men and women in the military or domestic policing bodies have to be prepared to assess the laws they are being ordered to enforce in the light of this lesson from the Nuremberg Trials.
Not only so that they don't get found guilty of committing crimes against humanity, but mainly to that they don't participate in crimes against humanity.
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