Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Domestic Violence and grant funding

ER Victim of attempted homicide flown to UC Davis Medical Center
TS Two men arrested for attempted murder

...Thomas Wallace, 45, of Blue Lake is accused of striking his girlfriend two to four times in the forehead area with a three-and-a-half-foot long metal pipe around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sgt. Jon Sylvia said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to Mad River Community Hospital, but after her injuries were found to be critical, she was flown to the UC Davis Medical Center's trauma center, Sylvia said.

Wallace was spotted at a Blue Lake gas station by ambulance personnel on their way to the victim and he was arrested shortly afterward. Wallace's father called 911 for help, Sylvia said....

Her injuries were more significant than could be handled at a Redding hospital,

This is when the importance of the programs we have lost will become apparent. Humboldt County receives grant funding to provide for a vertical prosecutor for Domestic Violence cases. That means one person who takes care of a case from start to finish. One person who specializes in DV cases. One person for the victim to deal with. One person to attend all phases of the trial. One person who knows the case inside and out.

Who is the assigned vertical prosecutor these days?

Questions about grqnt funding for DA DV Unit More later.


  1. I work with one of the Blue Like Firemen that answered that call. Not good.

    Ex- Humboldt Crabs pitcher and timber worker, Tom Wallace Jr. I bet crank was some how involved.

    Played ball will him and Todd Gonsalves. Crank + Violence=Prison.

  2. The who? What? We don't have those here. vertical prosecutor, you're funny Rose.

  3. Well, vertical prosecutors usually mean grants, and Humboldt blew off
    sorry, was weaned off all its grants, because other counties needed the money and the prosecutors Humboldt used to have.
    I am sure PVG can explain why that was a good thing, just like he explained that the fizzled fiasco
    his Palco case looked like was really a triumph of prosecutorial resolve. Really, at this point the only interesting issue is whether there is any point at which PVG gets called on his nonsense [at long last sir, have you no decency ] or whether Humboldt's capacity for hogwash is unlimited.
    Where have you gone, Joe Welch? Could you be Bill Bragg?


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