Sunday, July 03, 2016

You think I’m lazy? Dude, that’s old school. Are you one of those old Baby Boomers?

GREAT FUNNY read by Tim Martin in today's Times-Standard...

Help me, bro! I’m lazy — it’s my choice! - Time Martin/Times-Standard

Yo, buddy! Can you spare five bucks for a cup of coffee? What’s that? Am I looking for work? Naw, I’m just passing through. Why don’t I want a job? Well, first I have to look neat and respectable to interview. For that I need a shower. Or I have to apply online, and that requires a computer. My only access to a computer is the public library, which involves $1.50 bus fare. I also need a work history and clean clothes to get a job.

Man, it’s all just one big drag.....

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Was he set up?

That was going to be the title of my post. After ◼ reading the testimony at Chiv's blog, I texted a friend and said 'it's going to be NOT GUILTY.' John's reporting gives you the full flavor of the trial...

And today, the verdict came in; John reports ◼ Jason Daniels, ex HCSO deputy found not guilty on all counts (Jun 16, 2016 1:22 PM )

Read more at the link(s). Plus KMUD interviewed John about the case...

Jury declares former Humboldt County Sheriff’s Sergeant accused Sexual Assault Not Guilty - News Channel 3
Former HCSO Sgt. Jason Daniels Found Not Guilty - North Coast Journal
Daniels found not guilty on all counts - Mad River Union
Former sheriff’s sergeant found not guilty on all counts - Times-Standard

◼ EARLIER: Verdict in for sexual assault case for ex HCSO deputy Jason Daniels
Daniels' jury sends in three notes for readbacks, one after another while court is in process of the first request
Jason Daniel's jury asks for readback of Jane Doe #1's friend's testimony
Defense wants to have it both ways"
"Jason Daniels fell prey to two desperate opportunists"; defense calls alleged victims con
"This is really a case about unchecked power."
Closing arguments over in Jason Daniels' case, jury started deliberations at 11:15
Jason Daniels denies any wrongdoing with Jane Doe #1; says he never had any contact and does not know Jane Doe #2
"Did you want any of what Mr. Daniels did to you to happen?"
"He doesn't like that, he pushes me back on the car. "I am trying to stand up. My hands are in front of me. I said, 'what the hell" He said, "yeah, you like that'. He is sliding my underwear and violently pushing his hand inside me"
Jury trial finally begins for ex HCSO Deputy Jason Daniels who is charged with on duty sexual assault - May 31
Jane Doe gives graphic testimony of sexual assault and Daniels asking her "Do you like that?" - March 24

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Tres Chic:


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...Durable, plentiful, and affordable, cargo containers have taken the architecture world by storm, metamorphosing into much more than simple metal boxes....


(See, you can even have infill)

Monday, May 02, 2016

Goodness and mercy (UPDATES)

A Morning Emergency in the Palco Marsh - Linda Stansberry/North Coast Journal

Kim Bergel is doing something to help.

A whole lot of people are trying.

And now Devil's Playground is being cleaned up - again:

Fires Break Out, Things Explode as Palco Marsh Evictions Begin - LoCo is UPDATING
UPDATE, 10:43 a.m.: Interview with Betty Chinn

Tireless homeless advocate Betty Chinn tells the Outpost‘s Andrew Goff that she was very worried about this morning’s operations, but after spending time on the scene she feels “hugely relieved.” The Eureka Police Department, she said, is handling things “really, really well.”

As for the availability of housing, Chinn said that there are enough beds for everyone who wants to go. “I love this community,” she said. (Audio interview at LoCo)
Some Transition Into Shipping Containers, Others Prepare for Conflict Hours Before Palco Marsh Exodus - LoCo

Setting of the scene and the human face of the Palco Marsh evictions this morning, not through words but photos - John Chiv/Words Worth
So far, no issues at the Palco Marsh, except for a handful of protestors; one from Arcata yelling, "What is your capacity,officer?" - John Chiv/Words Worth
Are there people at the Marsh discouraging others from moving out? If so, who and why? If people felt safe, I could get answers - John Chiv/Words Worth
"Where specifically in the record is there evidence of this contention?"; Judge White asked Peter Martin and the plaintiffs - John Chiv/Words Worth

Marian Brady reports: The new shelter at 3rd and Commercial is ready for tenants. Betty is here greeting people who have registered.
At least 21 individuals made the transition to the new shelters yesterday according to Betty. I hope more choose to move their belongings and live at the new site. The city is also storing belongings so that the displaced campers can stay at the other designated sleeping sites knowing their stuff will be safely locked up until they are ready to claim it again. At the Commercial St. site, people with dogs are welcomed and a kennel area provided for the day; animals stay with their owners at night in their rooms. As a friend said, this transition facility offers a Chance for a Choice.

Friday, April 29, 2016

“If you think you have sold heroin to an undercover officer or police informant, we are looking for you. You know who you are.”

‘Operation Party’s Over’: EPD Concludes Lengthy Undercover Marsh Heroin Sting; Five Arrested - LoCo

After the undercover sting was over, warrants for possession of heroin for sale were written for multiple individuals. To date, Tracy Adams Jr. (26), Martin Crossnoe (49), Philip Myers (26), Larry Gibson (29), and Brian Keffer (39) have been arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of heroin for sale. Additional warrant(s) may be sought in the future.

Chief Mills said, “If you think you have sold heroin to an undercover officer or police informant, we are looking for you. You know who you are.” Additional arrest(s) will be made on or before May 2, 2016.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Weird Push Poll: HC Pot "Conservation" Tax Proposal

An illiterate and almost completely unintelligible semi-push-poll - asking whether you'd be in favor of a TAX on pot grows. Promising the moon, this tax will solve everything from child abuse to the environment. You have to hear the incredible list they lay out, would that make you support this tax?

Ummmm, no. You have to LEGALIZE it first, guys.

(And note to whoever is doing the poll, get someone who can READ. This was embarrassing)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This, and Bullock - why you don't raise your kids around drugs - lives wasted. Kailan Meserve found guilty of 15 counts

It is sad for both these families. But sadder still for the victims, who didn't deserve any of what came.

And attorney Russ Clanton no longer has a free pass, get your guy out of jail free (while raking in the bucks) card.

Pot is bad. The pot culture is bad.

DA on Kailan Meserve Verdict - JohnChiv/Words Worth Apr 19, 2016
Kailan Meserve tells his family, "I will see you later. It's ok. I love you." - JohnChiv/Words Worth Apr 19, 2016
Finally, some justice for victims, particularly women and children, under District Attorney Maggie Fleming's leadership. - JohnChiv/Words Worth Apr 19, 2016
Kailan Meserve found guilty of 15 counts, taken away in cuffs after verdict - JohnChiv/Words Worth Apr 19, 2016
Sentencing is July 1st at 8:30 a.m.
Verdict in for Kailan Meserve case - JohnChiv/Words Worth Apr 19, 2016
After talking to Jane Doe #2, Jeff Groeling calls Travis Howe, another close friend of Meserve and says, "We have a problem." - JohnChiv/Words Worth Apr 19, 2016
Defense argument in Kailan Meserve case mostly speculation; prosecution rebuttal exposes defense claims - JohnChiv/Words Worth Apr 19, 2016
"We treat rape victims differently than other victims...That's what we do. We put blame on them." - JohnChiv/Words Worth Apr 19, 2016

"She was frozen with fear... She tells him no. He doesn't stop. After that she doesn't say no." - JohnChiv/Words Worth Apr 18, 2016
Close to verdict in Meserve case? Jury sends note says they are missing one verdict form - JohnChiv/Words Worth Apr 18, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

GUILTY on all counts

Phase 2 to start Friday and go all day, same on the following Monday and Tuesday. - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 11, 2016 11:51 AM
I think a verdict is in for the Bullock case... - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 11, 2016 11:07 AM
Bullock jury sends another note to the Judge - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 11, 2016 9:29 AM

Bullock Found Guilty on All Counts - Lost Coast Outpost 11:51 AM
On its fourth day of deliberations, a jury today found Gary Lee Bullock guilty on all charges, including the first degree murder of Father Eric Freed on Jan. 1, 2014, with special allegations of murder while engaged in torture, residential burglary and carjacking.

Bullock was also found guilty of two counts of residential burglary, the unlawful taking of a vehicle, carjacking (a separate charge), attempted arson and torture (again, a stand-alone charge), all felonies.

With the guilty verdicts now issued, the case will move on to phase two, during which the jury will consider whether Bullock was legally insane when the crimes were committed.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Waiting: Bullock

Jury Deliberation: Chiv's Coverage: (And a nice write-up regarding Chiv's coverage: ◼ Indie blogger John Chiv provides a vital window into the courtroom at The Mad River Union ◼ Thank you to Elizabeth Alves and Mad River Union for an unexpected surprise)

One juror missing so jury deliberations in Bullock have been postponed until Monday - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 8, 2016

Media takeover second floor of the Courthouse : Ryan, Paul, Sierra, Zach, Chiv with cameo by Goff - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 7, 2016
Day 3, three questions,and still no decision in Bullock case - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 7, 2016
Yet another question, no verdict in Bullock case - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 7, 2016

No decision on second day in Bullock trial, jury leaves at 4 - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 6, 2016
Verdict in Bullock case? False alarm. The jury request video from the church, not sure whether day time or night surveillance video. - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 6, 2016

No decision in Bullock jury leaves for the day - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 5, 2016
What Fr. Eric's response to a verdict would be - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 5, 2016
"Fr. Freed is not waiting for revenge or retribution; he is waiting for justice. Whether there is justice for Fr. Freed is up to you." - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 5, 2016
Bullock case goes to jury for deliberation - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 5, 2016

Defense closing asserts that Bullock killed Fr, Freed in hot, explosive anger." - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 4, 2016
"I have to prove that Gary Bullock intentionally killed Fr. Eric Freed. You cannot unintentionally strangle someone." - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 4, 2016
"Why the fuck would I murder someone? You are saying because I was cold? Bullshit." - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 4, 2016
People rest rebuttal, defense no surrebuttal, jury to hear closing instruction and arguments in Bullock case - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 4, 2016

Clarifying errors in mainstream media coverage on the Bullock jury trial, especially a major one in NCJ's latest article - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 1, 2016
The biggest error in Bullock trial coverage has been made by Thad Greenson in the North Coast Journal, which could have been avoided, simply by a small addition stating, "to my knowledge". Thad has covered courts before. The M'Naghten rule and it applying to this case has been covered more than once on my blog in the last year, Times-Standard did an article a couple months ago. The information in the NCJ article is not new. The recent article by Thad it highlights some valid points and challenges about the insanity defense, however it incorrectly states that the Bullock jury is unaware that the trial is bifurcated. Thad only covered Mr. Isaac's opening statement. He has not been in court on any other day for this case. Therefore, he is unaware that from the beginning of jury selection, the jurors were made aware that there would be two phases to this trial. They are very aware that if a guilty verdict is reached in the first phase, then there will phase two to determine whether not guilty by insanity can be proved by the defense. Due to the gag order, no one from the courts can correct or talk about this error.
Closed courtroom in Bullock case while closing instructions for Bullock case are being finalized - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 30, 2016

"You made a choice one day to go where you wanted to go. We tried to help you. You made harsh choices. You chose your own self over everything. You wanted to get high and say fuck everything else." - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 29, 2016
"In all the hours of recordings you heard, does he ever talk about what Fr. Freed lost.?" - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 29, 2016
Defense rests, people present rebuttal, closing arguments in Bullock April 4 - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 29, 2016
People will be allowed to question Bullock's step father about Bullock's prior drug use and "issues with family" - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 29, 2016
"Did you feel responsible for what happened to Fr. Freed? We find out security guard was also a St. Bernard's parishioner - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 29, 2016

In Phase 1 of Bullock trial , is Mr. Cockrum going for voluntary intoxication? - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 28, 2016
Based on defense opening, could Bullock trial conclude tomorrow with closing arguments? - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 28, 2016
"Can I release you from your prison?" is what Bullock told a correctional officer after he was released on New Year's Eve - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 28, 2016
"This is not a whodunnit but a howdunnit"; "What was going through Gary Bullock's mind?" - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 28, 2016
People win key motions in limine in Bullock jury trial before defense begins their case - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 28, 2016
Will Archangel Michael be Gary Bullock's savior to claim insanity? - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 28, 2016

"The defense is now trying to reduce the defendant's mental state and his accountability of his actions."People win motion to bar defense from using Bullock's statements to law enforcement - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 25, 2016
"Please bathe", why Fr. Eric would tell us this at Easter, his most favorite time of the year - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 25, 2016
A glimpse of Fr. Eric and who he was for those who never met him - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 25, 2016
Top of the ear torn; " bleeding indicates that he was alive" testifies Dr. Super; Fr. Freed's face so bloodied and bruised that he was barely recognizable - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 25, 2016
People rest their case in Bullock jury trial, according to schedule stated in Mr. Isaac's opening argument - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 25, 2016
Graphic, bloodied photos and details by Coroner tell the disturbing details of Fr. Freed's torture and death - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 25, 2016

More, inc. the ongoing coverage from LoCo, MRY and TS t/k:

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Former District Attorney Paul Gallegos was handling the case, he was criticized by the Court of Appeals in their ruling as basically, a prosecutor not knowing the law.

Losing count. How many of these are there? One after another, the Gallegos failures come to light. He'll be screwing up the justice system for years to come. Was it purposeful? (Clinton being his buddy), or was it just simple incompetence? Lack of caring?

This is one of those cases that gets dropped from the public eye, but John Chiv is keeping track of what's been going on. Click on over, and get 'the scoop.'

Basically, Clanton's still dragging this thing out. Must be good money in it.

"I am not leaning on any case law that Mr. Clanton is unfamiliar with"; Timothy Littlefield's lawyer says he is not obligated to follow Court of Appeals suggestion for a new trial - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 11, 2016

Remittitur issued in the Timothy Littlefield case today - John Chiv/Words Worth - Feb 17, 2016
Remittitur is a process by which jurisdiction is transferred back from the appellate court to the trial court. Remittitur divests the appellate court of the jurisdiction after it has resolved the appeal, and permits full jurisdiction over the judgment to be returned to the trial court.
"This case involves multiple acts of molestation of a child who was 8 years old at the time, the victim is now a teenager and has been waiting a long time for finality", Cook and Associates to investigate Timothy Littlefield case
- John Chiv/Words Worth - Feb 3, 2016

Timothy Littlefield cuffed and taken unto custody, no bail, says I love you to his father twice - Feb 3, 2016

This one has been going on for YEARS.