Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It's not over yet - BUMPED and UPDATED

It will take a long time to fix what has gone wrong in the DA's Office, with its ripples throughout the court system and law enforcement, and you will continue to see stuff like this, which is the direct result of Paul's tenure and mismanagement. Where other departments had largely thrown up their hands, they are ALSO now going to have to buckle down and do a better job. (Probation) So basically, despite efforts to secure justice, this one was allowed to tank... Sad.

Judge Watson flubbed this one; victim still feels like a winner - John Chiv/Words Worth
You let a woman who slashed the mother of her grandchild go free with less than a slap on the wrist....

The original plea deal was approved by Paul. The defense attorney is Nesl Sanders, a Paul supporter....

So Judge Watson made a decision based on probation which screwed up and as a Judge he could have made a different decision.
◼ REACTION: (UPDATE, this one won't be going away) "I believe we have a dishonest judge in our midst who does not believe in victim's rights" - John Chiv/Words Worth
Frequent public meeting commenter and community advocate Kent Sawatsky called Judge Watson out today during public comment at the afternoon session of the Humboldt Board of Supervisors.

"I believe we have a dishonest judge in our midst who does not believe in victim's rights."

Mr. Sawatsky was referring to the Elmy Workman case.

Mr. Sawatsky and the public deserve answers from Judge Watson, the Probation department for their amended probation reports and all involved.


Elmy Workman was found guilty of PC 245(a)(1), assault with a deadly weapon and personal infliction of great bodily injury per PC 12022.7. - John Chiv/Words Worth
Lost Coast Outpost prints the DA's PRESS RELEASE

Sneaky Plea Deal fails
Allison Jackson scores another win for victim; deal between Gallegos and Sanders busted - John Chiv/Words Worth
Allison Jackson puts a crimp in secret plea deal - John Chiv/Words Worth Jul 30, 2014
Allison Jackson, who is representing the victim in the Elmy Workman case was never notified that the same plea deal that was rejected by Judge John Feeney was presented again to Judge Dale Reinholtsen. She was not also sure if Judge Reinholtsen had been given the background of the case. - John Chiv/Words Worth Jul 30, 2014
Previous plea deal rejected back on table with no victim notification; exact deal - John Chiv/Words Worth Jun 30, 2014
Judge Feeney tentatively rejects Workman plea deal; final decision is the same, case to go to jury trial - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 15, 2014
Elmy Workman sentencing postponed again, this time defense requests continuance based on amended probation report - John Chiv/Words Worth Apr 3, 2014
Elmy Workman sentencing postponed again. - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 20, 2014
Defense and private attorneys run the courtroom under Paul's watch? - John Chiv/Words Worth Mar 12, 2014
Another case where comments sections get out of control - Real News From The North Coast June 3, 2012
Suspect arrested after woman stabbed in Arcata - Times-Standard May 31, 2012
Blue Laker Slashed, One Arrested - Arcata Eye May 30, 2012
APD Press Release - May 29, 2012


  1. Lots of blame to go around in this one and Paul and his shenanigans are partly responsible. This Judge likes to be lenient in his Sentencing, as parents of dead people must take to the papers to complain about his sentences. Good news is that the worst kept secret in all if Humboldt is Watson is retiring in 2016. The bad news is that Gallegos covets that Judgeship! http://www.times-standard.com/opinion/20130904/judge-gives-no-justice-to-cara-banducci

    1. The Banducci case is another example where Probation reccomended a light sentence. And Judge Watson discounted a life.


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