Thadeus Greenson 
Member since Jan 15, 2014

Thadeus Greenson

Bio:
Thadeus Greenson is the news editor of the North Coast Journal.

Recent Comments

Re: “Suspect Named in Weekend Crossbow Murder

Julie- heres a link to a story I wrote about your cousin back when I still worked for the local daily. Im sorry for your loss.

http://www.times-standard.com/general-news…

Sincerely,
Thadeus Greenson

Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 03/10/2018 at 9:18 AM

Re: “Guns Don't Kill People, Toxic Masculinity Does

Sarah- While I agree I've seen members of both genders inflict an assortment of pain on others, it does seem to me there's an inherently gendered aspect to this very American phenomenon. How else do you explain that of the 153 mass shooters in the United States since 1966, 150 were male? And please don't mistake what I'm saying: It's not that men or masculinity are inherently driven to violence. It's that there's something in our culture that uniquely impacts men and drives them to behave this way. After all, mental illness affects both sexes in every country on the planet. But it's almost solely American men and boys that carry out these horrific mass shootings.

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Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 03/08/2018 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Still Missing

Fred-
Thanks for your comment. We stand by our reporting.

The bottom line is Humboldt County has a very high rate of missing persons reports with dozens of people unaccounted for every year. In our view, that's a problem. We disagree with the argument that because local law enforcement find more people reported missing each year than do counties with fewer missing persons reports, theres no problem and that should have been the story.

To clarify, here are some numbers from the California Attorney Generals Office.
On average since 2000, Humboldt County finishes each calendar year with 40.41 uncleared missing persons reports per 100,000 county residents. The statewide average is 27 uncleared reports per 100,000 residents. While some of these folks may be located in subsequent calendar years and the statistics are, as we note in our reporting, flawed, they are the only statewide data on the missing and they indicate that, proportionately, more people go truly missing from Humboldt than from the rest of the state.

Looking at missing persons reports that are cleared by the finding of a dead body, Humboldt county has proportionally much higher rates as well. Since 2000 in Humboldt County, an average of 3.99 missing persons cases a year per 100,000 residents are cleared by finding the person deceased. The state average over the same time period was 1.17.

So, while Humboldt County law enforcement finds more missing people per 100,000 residents each year than the state average, more of our cases go unresolved and more end with discovery of a dead body.

I wish it was as simple as Humboldt residents not calling their moms. But its more likely our high rates of drug and alcohol addiction, high suicide rates, an illicit industry shrouded in secrecy that includes some violent actors, very high rates of chronic homelessness and a rugged, rural terrain.

The Attorney Generals Offices database is the official list of the missing from the states chief law enforcement office. The list is obviously flawed as our reporting states and the cases of Rebekah Martinez, Daniel Stromberg and those obviously swept out to sea illustrate but it remains the official state database. As such, both the list and its flaws warrant examination.

Again, thanks for reading and taking the time to weigh in.
Thadeus Greenson

Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 02/14/2018 at 1:05 PM

Re: “The Humboldt 35

Fred-
Thanks for your comment. We stand by our reporting.

The bottom line is Humboldt County has a very high rate of missing persons reports with dozens of people unaccounted for every year. In our view, that's a problem. We disagree with the argument that because local law enforcement find more people reported missing each year than do counties with fewer missing persons reports, theres no problem and that should have been the story.

To clarify, here are some numbers from the California Attorney Generals Office.
On average since 2000, Humboldt County finishes each calendar year with 40.41 uncleared missing persons reports per 100,000 county residents. The statewide average is 27 uncleared reports per 100,000 residents. While some of these folks may be located in subsequent calendar years and the statistics are, as we note in our reporting, flawed, they are the only statewide data on the missing and they indicate that, proportionately, more people go truly missing from Humboldt than from the rest of the state.

Looking at missing persons reports that are cleared by the finding of a dead body, Humboldt county has proportionally much higher rates as well. Since 2000 in Humboldt County, an average of 3.99 missing persons cases a year per 100,000 residents are cleared by finding the person deceased. The state average over the same time period was 1.17.

So, while Humboldt County law enforcement finds more missing people per 100,000 residents each year than the state average, more of our cases go unresolved and more end with discovery of a dead body.

I wish it was as simple as Humboldt residents not calling their moms. But its more likely our high rates of drug and alcohol addiction, high suicide rates, an illicit industry shrouded in secrecy that includes some violent actors, very high rates of chronic homelessness and a rugged, rural terrain.

The Attorney Generals Offices database is the official list of the missing from the states chief law enforcement office. The list is obviously flawed as our reporting states and the cases of Rebekah Martinez, Daniel Stromberg and those obviously swept out to sea illustrate but it remains the official state database. As such, both the list and its flaws warrant examination.

Again, thanks for reading and taking the time to weigh in.
Thadeus Greenson

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Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 02/14/2018 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Bench Clearing

You are correct, Dan F., we had the right Jerry Brown but the dates of his father's governorship. We've corrected the error.

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Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 02/01/2018 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Dying and Destitute

Not exactly sure what you're referring to, Henchman, but imagine it's the comment you left on the blog version of this story, which is still there (viewable on the link below).

http://northcoastjournal.com/NewsBlog/arch…

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Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 01/18/2018 at 2:49 PM

Re: “A Men's Guide to Surviving a Sexual Harassment Witch Hunt

Inge Berge,
We dont allow personal attacks in our comments section so I've taken yours down. However, the fact that you read this thoughtful critique of the culture that exists around sexual harassment and could only respond by launching a vile, sexist insult at the intelligent, talented writer who authored it says volumes about the need for this type of writing and the courage necessary for women to publish it. In that vein, thanks for contributing. But in the future, please keep your sophomoric, chauvinist insults to yourself. They have no place here.

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Posted by Thadeus Greenson on 12/09/2017 at 2:04 PM

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