May 28, 2017

" I think LOCO comment section sheds a lot of light into why Josiah was killed by one of YALL LOCALS. You guys are intolerant, racist and ignorant ..."

Tina Sampay does have a selective memory. She was not there the entire time from 9. a. to 5 p.m. every day. There is at least one day she arrived later. As previously reported, even when she was there, she walked in and out, clicked her pen more than taking notes.

If it is an opinion or coverage Tina Sampay likes, it is real; if it is not, she screams racism and judges people she does not know.

“The Service International Employee Union – their chief, their CEO makes north of $600,000 a year with [perks] and benefits and you compare that to the $15 per hour [they want],” he said.

Supporters of a $15 minimum wage are about to get a heaping helping of reality.
Self-service kiosks will be made available to the more than 6,000 Wendy’s franchises in the United States, the company announced on Thursday. 

"I aint fit to live"; suspect tells reporter his intention was suicide by cop

This reporter talked to the suspect.

"I aint fit to live," the suspect said. In the video, he talks about suicide by cop; that his pain was not directed at the law enforcement; "he was just there."

This is a video which describes what led up to the shooting. Not selective clips by amateurs that just fuel emotions.

May 27, 2017

Here is how well pre trial release worked for Shelter cove suspect Aaron Arlotta; warrants, failures to appear and being charged with different crimes


AB 42 is coming up for a vote. If this is the behavior of defendants who are released, now; think pre trial release and no bail will help? This is just the most recent example of the frequently booked and released in Humboldt.

Aaron  Arlotta's bail history and arrests from 2016-2017 provided to me:

"In 2016, he was charged with 243(e)(1) domestic  battery, a misdemeanor and  could not make bail. He was released on OR under supervised release. In 2016,  was charged with PC 240 Assault amd PC 242 Battery. He failed to appear and warrant was issued. 

Should the Humboldt Board of Supervisors continue trusting County Counsel that lose big time, costing taxpayers?

(Humboldt County Counsel Jeffrey Blanck)

Humboldt County lost to Allison Jackson in the Magney vs Adult Protective Services lawsuit, last October. The publication of the decision got national media attention. Link listed below will get you caught up.

While vetting our current County Counsel, did this 2005 case of why Mr. Blanck was let go from previous employment, slip the radar?

(Jeffrey Blanck)

Instead of citing excerpts, I think the link below with the entire order allows you the reader to see the effectiveness and legal knowledge of our current County Counsel, Mr. Jeffrey Blanck.

Blanck v. Hager, 360 F. Supp. 2d 1137 (D. Nev. 2005)

District Court, D. Nevada

Raped both by a minister and a parishioner, 10 year old forced to marry her rapist and suffer more violence in marriage, this in the U.S.

(from Patheos-another case, not this one)
People want to know why church attendance is dropping, this is one reason why. Even in churches, some people cannot leave. There are places where trying to convert or leave the religion you are raised in can result in death.

May 26, 2017

"It seems the party that lost is now criticizing opposing counsel for being thorough in defending fundamental rights." After national humiliation, Humboldt County decides to prolong widow Magney's pain

This morning, Judge Dale Reinholtsen heard oral arguments from Ms. Allison Jackson, representing Mrs. Judith Magney, and Humboldt County Counsel Jeffrey Blanck, appearing on behalf of the County.

Judge Reinholtsen has taken the matter under review and has 90 days to issue a ruling.

The issue: the amount of attorney fees Ms. Jackson is asking for which is $194,000 versus what the County is willing pony up which according to the County is $41,000.

Defense files motion to continue in Bryan Ross Main case; charged with failure to register as a sex offender and unlawfully touching a minor at the Sweet Spot

The jury trial for Bryan Ross Main is scheduled to start May 30. This morning the case is scheduled on the trial assignment calendar, the defense requested a motion to continue.

That request was granted. Trial setting is scheduled for June 28.

Main was arrested for an alleged incident at the Sweet Spot in Mckinleyville involving a female minor. Main allegedly told law enforcement that he had touched the young woman on the "butt" and felt a "rush" while doing so.

New plaintiff expected to take over the case Leo Sears had filed against Greg Dale and other Humboldt Bay Harbor Commissioners

I have not been following this case since October. Picture above lists dates and developments. It was on calendar this morning for another case management conference.

I spoke with Mr. Bill Bertain, attorney for Leo Sears, who had filed the suit. With  Sears passing away, a new plaintiff is expected to take over the case. Due to his health, Sears had prepared paperwork to enable someone else to take over the case.