Jun 8, 2017
APD is asking witnesses to come forward, "that is not happening."
Start at about the 30 minute mark to watch APD Chief Tom Chapman's comments on the status of the investigation of the death of David Josiah Lawson, the Arcata Mayor's comments, including what was relayed to her from Lawson's mother. Then there is public comment, which included Tina Sampay speaking, a man with a Justice for Josiah shirt that says Mrs. Lawson 'thanks the donors" and those keeping Josiah's name alive and claims Mayor Susan Ornelas may have misconstrued Mrs. Lawson's words and says Mrs. Lawson will be in town, next week, with her lawyer.
These people during public comment are not related to Mrs. Lawson, nor has she authorized them to speak on her behalf. If she has, she can say so; she hasn't so far.
Chief Chapman said that APD is asking witnesses to come forward, "That's not happening."
Justice for Josiah and others who are claiming to speak for the Lawson family and keep alleging racial discrimination(based on what evidence), keep making unrealistic demands of the justice process and ask a lot of questions; answer none. Between all the people present at that party, including Brother United members, why has anyone present not given names of people they know were at the party, regardless of when they left? So, APD can start identifying the 100 plus people, present at this party and question as many people as they can. Even with a reward, no one has come forward?
What are these people during public comment doing to help APD with the investigation besides complaining and repeating the same points since April 14, 2017?
How many unsolved murders are there in Humboldt County? In which other case, in less than two months, have there been protests and rallies, constant criticism of local media and law enforcement, and donations offered for a reward and a go fund me account started for funeral expenses that people are still donating to?