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Re: “Local Law Enforcement Leaders Promise to Protect Immigrants

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Posted by Deanna Friel on 09/21/2017 at 5:43 AM

Re: “Court Cracks Down on Skipping Jury Duty

I have done my time but my 81 year old relative is just unable to serve. He can't hear and he was diagnosed with cognitive decline, borderline dementia, but there is no way to remove his name from the list permanently. Having to go to the doctor to have him/her sign off on the form is just ridiculous! Also, he looses his mail so by the time I discover it I usually have to bring him down to the courthouse and talk about all his deficits. This is very upsetting for him. There has to be a better way!! With that said, if you're of sound mind get yourself down to the courthouse when it's your turn to serve!

Posted by jalago52 on 09/21/2017 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Arcata Plaza Shooting

i like it

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Posted by Dora Dora on 09/20/2017 at 2:59 PM

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Posted by Dora Dora on 09/20/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Poor Reggae on the River Attendance Leaves Mateel Community Center's Future in Question

Giant staff salaries? No audits? How much money is not accounted for? Where are the books? Time for the Grand Jury to look at this. Why are they reported to be not in compliance with state law, etc. These are obviously major problems. Also times change, musical tastes change and people go elsewhere. The Green Rush is ending and the economy will be changing as well.

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Posted by South Fork on 09/20/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Arcata Plaza Shooting

WTH, my sons mom goes to this school. You would think that its a quiet town. You almost think its safer to be in a bigger city. These rual areas have weaker police, and therefore more S**T heads doing drugs losing their sanity.

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Posted by Wozer on 09/19/2017 at 10:52 PM

Re: “County Warns Employees Personal Info May Have Been Compromised

Before employment with the Department of Social Services I worked in the public sector as a customer service representative for State Farm, dental assistant and photographer at Sears. I can say that the county was by far my very best work experience. Automatic raises, vacation and sick leave, health insurance and pension. Not sure what Wolf Strom's problem was but not my experience. Having a pension has allowed me to have a good life after retirement and for me Humboldt County was a great employer and so glad I went that way....

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Posted by Dara Marty on 09/19/2017 at 8:07 AM

Re: “County Warns Employees Personal Info May Have Been Compromised

You don't know anything. You are an angry, unhappy person, probably because you weren't hired and have to blame everyone else. Couldn't be that the problem is with you. I feel sorry for you. The county is a good employer. There are bad people everywhere. The auditors office does have a lot of issues. But the county is trying to get to the bottom of this breach.

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Posted by Janine Robertson-Ross on 09/18/2017 at 7:31 PM

Re: “County Warns Employees Personal Info May Have Been Compromised

The County of Humboldt is corrupt to the core. Now they join Equifax in showing just how stupid petty bureaucrats can be. They discriminate in hiring so they have no problem giving away employee info too. Most of these employees got their jobs through friends or family so they can all sink together. Horrible employer.

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Posted by Wolf Storm on 09/18/2017 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Arcata Police, Witnesses Describe How a Fight Erupted into Gunfire

Thadeus, Your first paragraph is despicable and irresponsible journalism. You write the police narrative as if it is FACT. That is irresponsible.

Posted by Verbena on 09/18/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Arcata Police, Witnesses Describe How a Fight Erupted into Gunfire

The story going around about Ervin Sweats, Jr. being killed by police on the Plaza must be questioned. Don't believe the police after they shoot and kill someone! Don't buy Thadeus Greenson's criminalizing description (of the dead person) that will never change, even if proven inaccurate.

Arcata police always have audio recorders. Where are their audio recordings from that night? I only mention this because it hasn't been mentioned here. The problem is: the Arcata police have control over the what happens to the recordings; the lawyers for the APD e.g., the wretched Nancy Delaney, have no problem DESTROYING evidence so no one else sees/hears it (see Ashbaucher et al vs. City of Arcata); and there are no defense attorneys for Ervin, because he is not alive to defend himself from the accusations against him, demanding the audio be preserved and made open to scrutiny.

Question the police narrative EVERY TIME.

Any time someone is murdered, you should question the story the killers give to justify it.
Especially when 1) their institution (here, the U.S. police) kills up to 3 people a day, EVERY DAY, 2) a black person is killed by police every 36 hours, 3) killer cops always criminalize the dead/murdered person who cannot speak or defend themselves from postmortem attack, and 4) even with video and audio showing murder by police, the in-justice system allows cops who kill and murder, who are unstable and violent, to walk free, and often, to keep their jobs carrying firearms, other weapons, and their badge of state power, manipulation, and intimidation.

Why are so many people in Humboldt ignorant as to the institutional racism and violence that pervades all police forces, yes, even Arcata cops. Arcata cops have an extra emphasized characteristic and habit - HEAVY PARANOIA OF BLACK PEOPLE AND A HABIT OF TELLING PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG TO "GET DOWN."

This is the second young black person to be killed in Arcata in less than 6 months. The Arcata police made it impossible for David Josiah Lawson to be brought to the hospital and be medically treated for the brutal stabbing he received at a party. The APD also completely botched the investigation and did little to nothing to preserve the crime scene or witness statements, and allowed the main suspects to drive away without questioning. Now, the Arcata police have shot (unloading a whole clip?) and murdered Ervin Eugene Sweat Jr., a 26 year old black man. People in this area DON'T EVEN HEAR about Ervin because the media wants to focus on a cop who was shot in the leg, suffering no fatal injuries. On the other hand, the media makes little mention of and shows NO RESPECT for Ervin, who is DEAD and forever silenced due to Arcata police firing on him. The media only uses criminalizing words like "suspect killed" "had warrants." Come on folks, this is what police (and complicit media) do EVERY TIME. Cops are not really brave. They shoot quick, say they were afraid for their lives, and talk a bunch of shit about the victim after they murder them.

Ever heard of friendly fire? That's a term created by the GOVERNMENT for when they shoot one of their own (military or police). Police and governments hate to admit "friendly fire" so they blame someone else (learn about the MOVE 9). Here, did the cop get shot by one of his co-officers while he was trying to blow away a Ervin, a black man? The Arcata police and other agencies, under the same REMIF insurance and the same "blue wall of silence," are the investigators, so we will never even hear the question posed about friendly fire with regard to the officer's non-fatal injury.

What we DO KNOW is that a 26 year old person, Ervin Eugene Sweat Jr., is dead. Life stolen by police. RIP Ervin Eugene Sweat, Jr. Respect and sweetness to you and your ancestors.

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Posted by Verbena on 09/18/2017 at 1:18 PM

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Posted by seomozid on 09/12/2017 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Arcata Plaza Shooting

This is a no win situation officer shot and a young man is dead , He is dead he pay for whatever only God know with his life ok . Like it or not he is loved by his family and friends , it's no need to belittle him , right or wrong let his loves one have some peace nobody is perfect . However what happened 2 people could have lost their life . Dnt judge only God can do that . All these comments what good does it serve , with this trouble world we are living in . Let's pray for people God bless everybody because God loves every body we're a Christian nation

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Posted by Lestellas Russ on 09/10/2017 at 10:31 PM

Re: “TL;DR: What You Need to Know About the $2.5 Million Verdict Against the County

I knew Daren and i have nothing but good thing's to say about him. I knew him by Red he was truly a good guy even thru his addiction. My condolences to the family and friends

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Posted by Frank Burgoon on 09/10/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Arcata Plaza Shooting

Kelley, if you have information to support your accusation, please share it. Otherwise, please keep such inflammatory claims to yourself, or at least off our website.

PokerfaceRLAH, there was no mention of race because, at this point, there's no indication it was a factor in what took place.

Carl Tsutomu, what are you scared of?

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Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 09/10/2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Arcata Police, Witnesses Describe How a Fight Erupted into Gunfire

Good point, though Chapman was just referring to police videos... Also not sure how much the plaza cams capture in the dark but it's certainly worth checking.

Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 09/10/2017 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Arcata Police, Witnesses Describe How a Fight Erupted into Gunfire

No video? The PLAZA CAMS, everybody! There is one right across the street facing exactly where this happened. There is another at the Jacoby's Storehouse too.

It's 2017 and still no body cams?

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Posted by ladynacage on 09/10/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Arcata Plaza Shooting

Young black boy murdered in cold blood by Arcata police

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Posted by Kelley Smiles-Tillapaugh on 09/09/2017 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Eureka Condemns 'Heroin Hilton,' Displacing 20

The people who live in this building deserve a safe place to live. The city of Eureka is always willing to help the tenants find another place.

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Posted by Wendy Davis on 09/09/2017 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Arcata Plaza Shooting

Live by the gun...

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Posted by B on 09/09/2017 at 6:36 PM

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