Five Mendocino County Deputies were put on administrative leave, according to an “initial Sheriff’s reports”, Sheriff Deputies as part of a team of 60 law enforcement officers were serving a warrant 3 miles west of Laytonville, in the early morning hours of day break in the Bauer Road area of Laytonville, (knowing the area, presumably on private property)when according to initial (white wash) reports, as always the case- “a subject appeared and displayed a rifle” as officers were busy eradicating the marijuana garden. In later reports the story changed to say the subject ” allegedly “engaged in a gun fight” with a team of officers eradicating a marijuana garden at the site. According to reports it’s unknown whether the man who died had identification, but described him as “approximately in his 20s.”Three deputies on the team shot at the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the release, the man was shot by law enforcement officers and pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile another team of Marijuana Eradicators (Clad in Camo, and armed with fully-automatic weapons) entered another marijuana garden (presumably on private property), where, according to official reports (which are usually white washed), ” law enforcement officers entered another marijuana garden and encountered four subjects with guns. The subjects fired on officer s and the officers returned fire. The subjects ran away and their condition is unknown”, according to the release.
Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman didn’t release the names of the officers involved and according to the MCSO, no officers were injured, in what appears to be a very violent and aggressive last campaign by Northern California Law Enforcement, to eradicate the last Illegal Marijuana Gardens before California voters pass Prop 19.
The Mendocino County district Attorney’s Office and the state Department of Justice will lead another (white wash) investigation.
Angel Farias Hernandez,
The MCSO press release said names of the officers involved would not be released today, and as with the name of the Officer who killed Angel Farias Hernandez, the 24 year old kid and father of two, in the Mendocino National Forest, three weeks back, we doubt the names will be released till the end of harvest.
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this." Albert Einstein, "My First Impression of the USA," 1921
Ngaio Bealum joins us to discuss the effects of the West Coast medical marijuana crackdown, promoting May 20 Portland Mt. Tabor Theater show; Dave Bienenstock from HIGH TIMES with a preview of the newsstand issue and San Francisco's Medical Cannabis Cup; music by The Effinays
Live report from attorneys Lance Rogers and Michael Cindrich at the San Diego NORML protest of DEA abuse of Daniel Chong; highlights from the DFW NORML Cinco de Mota march; Rant: Debunking No on I-502 Misinformation, Again.
The Press Democrat, 06 Sep 2016 - EDITOR: Thank you so much for the informative and appreciated column by Paul Gullixson in Sunday's Press Democrat ("Do we really want to become the mecca for marijuana?"). I too think Santa Rosa getting on the "weed train" is a terrible mistake, and I'm ashamed of our city leaders wanting to get […]
The Orange County Register, 05 Sep 2016 - Re "DEA marijuana reclassification behind schedule" [Opinion, Sept. 2]: Being screwed by the Drug Enforcement Agency is sort of like being stung by a scorpion. The scorpion can't really be blamed too much for its actions since its mindless and predictable behavior is largely motivated by instincts. Wit […]
The Press Democrat, 04 Sep 2016 - EDITOR: Thank you for Paul Gullixson's astute editorial on Santa Rosa's marijuana mecca ("Do we really want to become the mecca for marijuana?" Aug. 28). I had begun to think The Press Democrat was promoting legalization with the three headline stories in August, so it is refreshing to read Gullixson […]
Chico Enterprise-Record, 04 Sep 2016 - It's 2017. A little boy is walking down a street in downtown Chico with his grandmother. The little boy looks up and ask, : "Grandma, what's that smell?" Grandma looks down and replies, "That's the smell of marijuana growing in back yards throughout the city. Smells like skunks doesn't […]
Los Angeles Times, 04 Sep 2016 - L.A. Substance-Abuse Prevention Specialist Works to Limit Pot Availability Among Young People. When I wrote on Friday that pot use can have a serious downside for some teenagers, I hardly expected to be accused of embracing an archaic, alarmist "Reefer Madness" point of view.
Sacramento Bee, 02 Sep 2016 - Re "Pot critics focus on driving while stoned" (Page 7A, Aug. 31): Legalizing marijuana threatens highway safety while increasing court congestion and costs, and state judicial systems are already overwhelmed by drug-related casework. The evidentiary issues are serious. Unlike with alcohol, a scientifically based measu […]
The Press Democrat, 03 Sep 2016 - EDITOR: I applaud Paul Gullixson's Sunday column ("Do we want to become the mecca for marijuana?). It is well worth reading, whichever side of issue you are on. Finally, an article published in The Press Democrat that doesn't sound like a paid advertisement from the yes on Proposition 64 camp. In my opinion, h […]
Sacramento Bee, 02 Sep 2016 - Re "Bumper crop of pot cash" (Insight, Aug. 30): I think Foon Rhee is dead on target when he writes that "California's marijuana market is projected to mushroom from $2.7 billion in 2015 to $6.5 billion by 2020 if recreational pot becomes legal," and "a lot of people are poised to make a lot of mone […]
Calaveras Enterprise, 02 Sep 2016 - Marijuana is not from the devil. It's just a weed that has always grown in specific climates and has been used medicinally since before time. You ask, "Is getting high medicinal?" You betcha it is. Feeling good about life is the greatest healer of all. We do not live in a Puritan society with its tightly con […]