Sunday, December 30, 2007

Cop Recruiter states; "If they [recruits] have some shady stuff in their background, they can call me,"

"Not everyone is cut out to be a corrections officer."

Peace be with you.

I don't know what else could be said about this Eureka Reporter photo and quote then "bullshit." Look at that "corrections officer!" He hasn't seen his toes for years. College of the Redwoods' contribution to the police state seems to be lowering it's standards dramatically.

That photo makes me certain that CR's standards are pretty damn low. If they will fudge weight standards by a couple hundred pounds, did they fudge mental stability standards when they trained ALL those Eureka Police Officers who gunned down Eureka residents?

I wonder how many children ask their school guidance councilor for information on a job where they could capture, at gun point, those they disliked and keep them captive in cages? I think I would worry about that child - just like I worry about those who would seek this kind of employment.

love eternal

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Who the Fuck is Rebecca Kimbel

Hold me up into the light
Fix the cracks and fix them right
Keep the pieces in the drawer
Keep them there forever more
May come in use for someday
Recycle this shit in someway
And all that I have to say
Don't let them throw me away


Peace be with you.

About once a week a “toastmaster,” Rebecca Kimbel, writes a column for the Eureka Times-standard’s “my word” space. This blond-haired, blue-eyed, speaker for hire hates poor people and wants them fought (we all know how the EPD interprets this).

She advocates spying on your neighbors, keeping logs of their activities, judging them and their friends, and other general unAmerican behavior. This extra-white woman, with just a touch of brown prominently displayed on the end of her nose, believes the spying, keeping secret logs, and making false allocations against your neighbor will improve her quality of life.

She falsely threatens the people of Humboldt county with “lawsuits,” legal responsibility for others actions, and death and mayhem if you don’t get in goose step with her and her butt-buddy Garr “Pop-‘em’-to-death” Nielsen.

She advocates against those with poor credit, poor maintenance habits, and poor public records. Poor is the operative word here. Oppression of the poor is her aim. Preventing the poor from renting housing in her exclusive city is her main point week after week after week.

She gives questionable legal advice that was given her by Pop-‘em. Remember this is the police chief who swore meth would be found in police murder victim Martin Cotton. It is obvious that neither Pop-‘em nor his Reichish quisling Kimbel have a fucking clue as to what they are talking about.

I pray that Miss Kimbel and all those stupid enough to follow her advice get the shit sued out of them. It would do Miss Kimbel a world of good to have to live like those she so obviously despises.

So as you stoke the flames of hate and fascism please remember Miss Kimbel what you do to the least of my brethern you do to me, and may JAH the most high reward you in kind.

love eternal

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

What I want for Christmas

Peace be with you.

I want love to be the law of the land.
I want the hungry fed.
I want the unsheltered sheltered.
I want the working poor to live comfortably, without fears and want.
I want the jailed released.
I want the broking healed.
I want the trees to grow tall.
I want the rivers to run clean.
I want the birds to sing loud.
I want the animals to be bountiful.
I want the fish to swim thick.
I want the air to be fresh.
I want the soldier to be bored.
I want the peacemakers to keep the peace.
I want the lonely to feel loved.
I want the weak to feel strong.
I want the courage, wisdom and love to confront war with peace.
I want love to clear the fog from everyone’s eyes.

. . . and I want to drink this organic chocolate beer, eat these organic, fair-trade, dark chocolate chips, and reflect upon how I’m the “luckiest” mother-fucker in the world. May you be blessed as you have blessed me.

love eternal

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Who killed Cheri Lyn Moore?

“No escape from the mass mind rape
Play it again and then rewind the tape
And then play it again and again and again
Until ya mind is locked in
Believin’ all the lies that they’re tellin’ ya
Buyin’ all the products that they’re sellin’ ya
They say jump and ya say how high
ya brain dead
ya gotta a fuckin’ bullet in ya head”

Rage Against the Machine

Peace be with you.

By now most people in Humboldt County know that the District Attorney has filed charges against ex-Eureka police chief Dave Douglas and Swat boss Toni Zanotti for criminally negligent homicide, also known as involuntary manslaughter. I believe that negligent homicide is a good second or third charge to tack on to other charges which seem more apropos. The other charge should be “obstruction of justice,” “lying to investigators,” “destroying evidence,” and other charges stemming from the fact that every member of Eureka's police department that was at the Moore scene is involved in the very questionable death of Cheri Moore.

After being sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, EPD swat team member Mike Johnson testified in the Cheri Moore Coroner’s Inquest. During his testimony Johnson, the supposed only .223 rifle shooter at the scene that day, was asked, “So, the first time you fired she was facing you? To which Johnson replied “she was facing me.”

Next he was again asked, “Her body was turned in your direction?” He replied “yes.”

The next question was “you actually saw the, ah sight picture of her body prior to firing?” and he answered “yes I did.”

The confliction in this story arises from the fact that his victim had a bullet hole in the back of her head. How can this be explained? Though the prosecutor at the inquest clearly established by all the witnesses testimony that Cheri was facing the supposed shooters the whole time (Wilcox even had to pull the body forwards to handcuff it), the connection between that fact and the two bullet holes in the back of Cheri, still to this day, has never been explained.

Further, testimony from Johnson shows he believed he fired his gun between 3 and 5 times. Investigators found 4 rifle bullet shells, and the landlord Hauer turned in 1 more he found later. That’s 5 shells and agrees with Johnson’s testimony. The problem is, there were 5 rifle bullet holes in Cheri with no exit wounds, and two additional rifle holes in the wall. That is both two more than shells found and what Johnson remembered firing.

We will probably never know what happened that day, but I believe that both the “inquest” and this “involuntary womanslaughter” charge are designed to cover up a murder. There are five more killings by the EPD, whose version of the stories must be viewed in light of their less than forthcoming past. How can we ever trust a police department that treats a killing by officers like it is none of our business?

Remember what my Original American brothers and sisters have been saying for 300 years: “never trust the white man in the dark blue uniform.”

love eternal

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

neo-chief leaves Eureka defenseless to protect ex-chief

Peace be with you.

I tried to go to the arraignment of David Douglas and Toni Zanotti, but the Humboldt County Court Clerk’s office either lied to me or the DA’s office failed to make the public arraignment public. On Monday, December 10, 2007, I went to the clerk’s office a little after 10:00 am and asked if “David Douglas” was scheduled to be arraigned that day. The clerk claimed she checked her computer and “no charges had yet been filed.” She told me that the cutoff for the 1:30 arraignment calendar was at 11 am. At 11:30 am I again went to the court clerk and again asked if a “David or Dave Douglas” was scheduled to be arraigned she again seemed to type something into her computer and again she said no. She then told me that the next arraignment court is at 4:00 pm and that it’s cutoff time was 3:00 pm. We all know that by 3:00 pm the two accused of criminally negligent homicide were granted a continuance on their arraignment until February 21, 2008 during the 1:30 arraignment calendar by Judge Feeney. Now I don’t want to make too big of a deal about my rights being trampled on, but my rights were fucking trampled on!

Let’s see who did get to learn of the PUBLIC arraignment before the fact. In today’s you-can-hold-it-in-your-hand edition of the times standard (12/11/07) there is a front page picture of the court hallway. The picture is full of people who were able to find out what time the arraignment was to be. So get out your magnifying glass and let’s play count the cops.

Starting at the back and to the right of the column in the middle of the hallway there are three Bailiffs. Bailiffs don’t count because they are always there. There is one additional bailiff behind the gentleman with his hands in his pockets left and towards the back.

Walking up the hallway on the left rear is an EPD officer on duty (I would assume, unless they now wear there uniforms to social events). I can’t tell who is behind the cop in the rear – probably some poor person who just happened to be getting arraigned on some stupid class-crime on that of all days, but I don’t know.

From in front of bailiffs to somewhere behind the photographer on the right I can identify 17 uniformed cops and a bunch that know are cops but I can’t tell for sure if they are suited up as enforcers. One can only assume the entire eureka police department was ordered to report to the court house, under the color of law, and at tax-payer expense, to pack the gallery of Douglas’ secret public appearance.

First of all, bullshit dog-and-pony shows just don’t get it. We already had that unrealistic, one-sided, fairy-tale. Remember it was called an inquest. Secondly, I don’t have any faith in our DA’s ability, or should I say desire, to prosecute this case. Paul Gallegos, the DA, didn’t bring charges against these two - a grand jury did. If Gallegos was going to prosecute this crime he would have done so. He didn’t! He either believed he couldn’t or he didn’t want to. During the Human Rights Commission’s police review forum on December 4, 2007, Gallegos said, “I am confident from my experience with law enforcement and from my discussions, that they have significant concerns about that process [police review]” - no shit! Daniel Mintz, the heroic reporter who left the Arcata Eye after its owner took a bribe to pursue a story, documented this in Southern Humboldt’s paper The Independent today under the title “DA Advises Against Police Review.” (Unfortunately I can’t find this paper on line.)

Having a DA who both by his words and his actions support the police in their “internal findings,” and the neo-police chief Garr Nielson who dispatches the entire Eureka police department to the court house, and the secret arraignment courts does little to dispel my belief that they are just covering up another murderer in our midst.

love eternal

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Humboldt Drug Task Farce mimics Operation FALCON

Peace be with you.

On Tuesday, December 4, 2007, the Times Standard printed a three inch story under “Briefly” which proclaimed the EPD, the CHP and the Humboldt County Drug Task Force did a “sweep,” arrested 21 people, and scored a record 2 grams of heroin and a quarter of an lb of pot.

Wednesday’s Eureka Reporter broke down the arrests as follows:

Only two of the arrestees could have any charges relating to the heroin. Suspect one accused of “heroin sales” and suspect four accused of “possession of controlled substance.”

Only suspect seven is accused of smoking herb and he was accused with the non-jailable possession of less than an oz of herb. They took a 52 year old man to jail for his head stash. Not one of the suspects was charged with slinging nugs, let alone to grade-schoolers.

We all know a QT is four ounces, so if suspect seven, the only "marijuana charge" had somewhere from a hit off a bowl to almost an OZ, then where did the other three plus ounces come from? Perhaps the three plus ounces was the reason two were arrested for parole violations. Smoking herb seems like a bullshit reason to send someone to prison.

Suspect 20 was drunk in public. Though I refuse to see “just drunk” as anything more than an elitist attack on poor people’s leisure time activities, I think a drug task force/edp/chp sweep is a bit of overkill and abuse of power for such a minor offense.

Suspect 17 was arrested for an open container municipal code violation – ARRESTED! ARRESTED BY THE DRUG TASK FORCE NO LESS!

13 suspects were arrested on undisclosed “warrants.” They made special effort to list one of the warrants as a felony, and knowing how the love to parade the exception that proves their rule around, I feel comfortable in predicting that is the only felony warrant arrest. We do however know poor suspect seven was arrested for an infraction warrant – a ticket!

The one suspect missing from the Reporter article, which I’ll call suspect twenty-one, is just that – missing. Maybe false arrest, or even something more sinister – who knows?

Some of the same questions raised after Eureka and Arcata participated in homeland security’s FALCON operations, must be raised here. If the EPD/CHP/Drug Task Force knew where these dangerous criminals lived, why did they wait until last Friday between 8 am and 6:30 pm to arrest them? Did they wish to put the community at risk inorder to stage a publicity stunt?

More likely than not this was a homeless sweep. I’ve personally seen these “Drug Task Force cops” targeting pot smokers on the Arcata plaza twice now. Large groups of sunglass wearing under-cover cops were begging hippies to sell them nickel nugs out of their stashes for highly inflated prices.

We spend millions of dollars in this county on “drug enforcers,” yet marijuana, the least harmful of any illegal and most legal drugs, is the target of the vast majority of this money. Tuesday, December 4, 2007, the Humboldt County board of Supervisors approved an 89,179 dollar “Marijuana Suppression Program” grant, a 130,000 dollar “Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression” grant, along with a 7,000 USDA Forest service grant.

You will be hard pressed to convince someone that a ten and a half hour, multi-departmental, “drug” sweep that nets two junkies and a 52 year old pot smoker is a good use of our public safety dollars. What really bothers me though, is the fact that the tweak use in Humboldt County went up as the pot smokers went down.

love eternal