Humboldt County Board of Supervisors

a partial POLICE STATE UPDATE & VIDEO recommendations (pg9 Days of Action 2012 booklet)

a partial POLICE STATE UPDATE

The Police state has leapt forward in the last year on every level. At the federal level we now have unmanned drones flying over our cities and states courtesy of the CIA. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0616/Drones-over-America.-Are-they-spying-on-you

We have the codification in law of indefinite detention without trial. When the current president signed the NDAA National Defense Authorization Act he signed a law that would allow for the arrest and indefinite detention of citizens without trial.   http://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/ndaa

The government had been doing this to the undocumented for years in detention centers run by ICE in the U.S. and by the CIA and Military abroad. http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1620097/pg1

We have the Justice department conspiring with local government to deprive patients of their life saving medicine. The Hummingbird dispensary was driven out of business and the city still will not permit others to fill the need for cannabis based treatments in the community.

http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_21589952/hummingbird-healing-center-closing-its-doors-eureka-marijuana

The local government has gone to the extreme of further criminalizing sleep in the summer of 2012, making it a misdemeanor to sleep outside in the city. 

http://www.times-standard.com/ci_20897319/eureka-adds-traffic-cop-2012-13-budget-council?IADID=Search-www.times-standard.com-www.times-standard.com

They were following in the footsteps of the county board of supervisors that had used a phony emergency to outlaw dissent at the courthouse. 

The county action was a reaction to their inability to respond to the issues exposed by Occupy Eureka. The District Attorney and other county government conspired to create a climate of fear about the protest and then used violent repression to remove the people temporarily from in front of the courthouse. http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_20271861/humboldt-supervisors-enact-urgency-ordinance-protest-hours-limited?source=pkg

The county refusal to address the problems that the Occupy Movement planted on their doorstep is why the police state thrives. http://www.humboldt.edu/ccrp/total-population-below-poverty-level-redwood-coast-region

In what might be the most egregious affront the City of Eureka has hired Murl Harpham to be the police chief. The hiring is illegal. He is over 65 and has worked for EPD for more than 25 years. Both require his mandatory retirement. He is also When a local activist came to the council meeting to bring this criminal act by the city to the attention of the public she was censored on the public access broadcast and the city website. 

GOOD VIDEOS TO WATCH

The Largest Street Gang in America (on You Tube)

DA says Due To Budget, He Will Not Prosecute Most Misdemeanors, But Cops Can Still JAIL PEOPLE With No Charges!

  Since this announcement, Gallegos' office has prosecuted many non-violent misdemeanors.  And the 48  hour law (CA Penal Code 825) is not supposed to allow "law enforcement" to jail someone for 48 hours with no expectations of charges.  It is required that an arrested person, in jail, is brought in front of a judge or magistrate AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to be charged with the crime for which they are locked up.  It is not a given that someone must be in jail for 48 hours (or more, with holidays and weekends) if the DA KNOWS he will not be charging!   ~Redwood Curtain CopWatch

Misdemeanor prosecutions may fall prey to budget ax

DA warns law enforcement funding may prevent filing of most non-felony cases


Thadeus Greenson  THE TIMES-STANDARD  May 31, 2012

Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos is warning local law enforcement officials that his office may be unable to prose­cute most misdemeanor offenses if his budget doesn’t increase with the coming fiscal year.

Del Norte County "BORR-O-WS" Humboldt County Youth for SLAVE LABOR at BAR-O-BOYS RANCH

Humboldt County boys, aged 13-18, already a target of criminalization, are being shipped off to Bar-O-Boys Ranch in Del Norte County so that the state can make profit off of their forced labor and internment. Although this facility claims to "rehabilitate" targeted youth, they are in reality employing slave labor. The same Ranch has even been accused of working a young boy, Benjamin Lucchesi, to death through "compulsory morning exercises" on October 9, 2000.