Another Person Growing Marijuana Shot Dead by Mendocino Sheriff’s

Email August 18, 2010:  At 7:45 this morning on the scanner came the announcement that there was shooting in the Cahto Peak area (Laytonville).  Then came,"one down, request medical aide".  Finally came the news that it was an officer who had done the shooting and  the officer was ok.  Seems like the cops are slaughtering folks for marijuana , I suppose that is what it is about.  They haven't said yet.  

The victim must be Latino because they just announced that ICE was on the scene, along with California Highway Patrol....

2nd Fatal Shooting this Year by Mendocino Deputies Using New Marijuana Eradication Techniques

Another man was killed by Law Enforcement officers in in the Small Town of Laytonville in Mendocino County, by law enforcement officers using a “more aggressive approach”, mainly utilizing a “confrontational style raid” in what appears to be the deadliest year yet for Mendocino County marijuana growers.

  Typical Black ops Raid

Five Mendocino County Deputies were put on administrative leave, according to an “initial Sheriff’s reports.” 

Sheriff Deputies as part of a team of 60 law enforcement officers were serving a warrant 3 miles west of Laytonville, in the early morning hours of day break in the Bauer Road area of Laytonville, (knowing the area, presumably on private property) when according to initial (white wash) reports, as always the case-  “a subject appeared and displayed a rifle” as officers were busy eradicating the marijuana garden.

In later reports the story changed  to say the subject ” allegedly “engaged in a gun fight” with a team of officers eradicating a marijuana garden at the site. According to reports it’s unknown whether the man who died had identification, but described him as “approximately in his 20s."

Three deputies on the team shot at the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile another team of Marijuana Eradicators (Clad in Camo, and armed with fully-automatic weapons) entered another marijuana garden (presumably on private property), where, according to official reports (which are usually white washed), ” law enforcement officers entered another marijuana garden and encountered four subjects with guns. The subjects fired on officers and the officers returned fire. The subjects ran away and their condition is "unknown”, according to the release.

 

Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman didn’t release the names of the officers involved and according to the MCSO, no officers were injured, in what appears to be a very violent and aggressive last campaign by Northern California Law Enforcement, to eradicate the last Illegal Marijuana Gardens before California voters pass Prop 19.  


The Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office and the State Department of Justice will lead another (white wash) investigation. The MCSO press release said names of the officers involved would not be released today, and as with the name of the Officer who killed Angel Farias Hernandez, the  24 year old kid and father of two,   in the Mendocino National Forest, three weeks back,  we doubt the names will be released till the end of harvest.  

Angel Farias Hernandez, young father of two

Comments

Mariano is my husband. He is the father of my 1 year old son, who celebrated his 1st birthday 4 days before his father was brutally and wrongfully killed. We have been together for 2 1/2 years and he is the gentlest, kindest, most peaceful and loving man I have ever known. I believe that what Sheriffs reports are saying is a bunch of lies. I dont understand how this happened. I have many doubts in my mind and mostly my heart around everything that has to do with my husbands killing. He was shot probably 8 or more times, in the legs, the stomach, his leg and arm were broken and to finish him off I guess, they shot him in the back, but not straight on, sideways, the bullet severed his spinal column and broke his back. I already have an excellent lawyer and I have just arrived back in the states after a two week stay in Mexico. I helped return him to the land where he was born to bury his lifeless body. A wish he had expressed to me a year before. This cant keep on like this. People being killed because they are here yes, illegally, but most are here to work and to try and make a life for themselves and their families. But since the government wont allow them to attain a normal job, they are pretty much forced into moving into the hills and grow marijuana. It all sounds like some sort of morbid, racist plan to me. I believe that we all come from God and we are all human beings, and we have blood and we breathe and eat, and sleep all alike, who cares what color the persons skin is, or what country they are from? Or what language they can or cant speak?! We are all the same beneath it all. This HAS TO STOP!!!