Details emerge in Covelo marijuana ar...

Details emerge in Covelo marijuana arrests

There are 39 comments on the The Willits News story from Oct 17, 2009, titled Details emerge in Covelo marijuana arrests. In it, The Willits News reports that:

A day before marijuana charges against four men were dropped Tuesday due to insufficient evidence, new arrests were made by police in connection with the same Bentley Ridge Covelo-area property.

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Two Feathers

Fremont, CA

#23 Oct 19, 2009
Cuan: James ain't here to help you out no more!
Two Feathers

Fremont, CA

#24 Oct 19, 2009
POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
by Louis Korn
(Editors notes: Last month, Louis Korn submitted a letter to the editor that was published in The Eagle. The letter had to do with an organization he is involved with known as the Human Rights Monitoring Project. This is a local group that concerns itself with the need of citizens to keep a non-establishment eye on our local police and possible police misconduct in the area. After I read the letter I contacted him to talk about the organization and what it was attempting to accomplish. At that time we decided to run an article this month on the Monitoring Project.
I told Korn that I would run his article only if I could pose a question to his group for their answer and told him that I would also ask local police departments the same question. He agreed to this stipulation. The question was simply, "Is there a need to oversee Mendocino County's law enforcement agencies by an independent review board."
Next I contacted Captain Burle Murry of the Sheriffs Department and explained the situation to him. When asked "The Question" Captain Murry, while maintaining an air of cordiality, told me that he, as the information officer for the department, would not be interested in addressing the subject. The captain went on to say that he did not want to spar with the monitoring project in a newspaper and also felt that The Eagle was only promoting controversy not just informing the public. While he told me that he would talk to Sheriff Tuso about the upcoming article, as of this writing I have not heard from either Murry or Tuso.
Two Feathers

Fremont, CA

#25 Oct 19, 2009
I next contacted the Ukiah Police Department and was put in touch with it's Operation Officer, Captain John Williams. Williams while as friendly as Murry was more than willing to speak about his and the Ukiah Police Departments view of a citizens review board. He explained that the department had in the recent past been contacted by the project and The Ukiah Police Department had invited a representative to drive along with a patrol car as long as the "citizen" did not interfere with police work.
Captain Williams explained that there was no misconduct by the UPD. If there were they would want to know about it and would fix the problem. If a problem did arise the normal procedure would be to have the watch commander look into the problem and take appropriate action. He felt that Chief Fred Keplinger felt very strongly about resolving citizen complaints. Williams went on to say that only by feedback from our local citizen can the department know how they are perceived by the people who hire them.
Neither the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department nor the Ukiah Police Department submitted an article. Following is the article by Louis Korn of the Human Rights Monitoring Project.Ñ Russ Emal)
In the rhetoric of Democracy,
our elected officials serve the
will of the people; law enforcement serving the people's will by arresting its violators. In the reality of government, our elected officials who serve the will of their wealthy benefactors, will often be at variance with the will of most people. Consistent with reality, law enforcement often serves in opposition to the will of most people.
Contrary to the egalitarian rhetoric of Democracy, ours is a hierarchical society. Police are usually accountable to its upper level civilians; its lower level civilians are always accountable countable to police. Attempts to establish civilian oversight of police are a lower middle class phenomenon. Berkeley's Police Review Commission succeeded in removing a few brutal officers, before a majority of its commissioners was replaced by others who were more accepting of brutality's function in the hierarchy. Berkeley's was a brief exception to failed attempts in cities across the nation. That Commission is not to be confused with Berkeley Copwatch, a citizens organization monitoring police activity on the streets, checking out and publicizing verified complaints plaints, and building community solidarity with police victims. It is a model (adapted for our rural county) for the Human Rights Monitoring Project and similar Copwatches nationwide. To cope with lawless law enforcement, particularly marijuana search and destroy raiding parties that terrorize the countryside, the Civil Liberties Monitoring Project in Humboldt County developed surveilling strategies to support damage claims, strategies it has generously shared with HRMP.
Two Feathers

Fremont, CA

#26 Oct 19, 2009
The Reagan Administration's economic policies initiated a dramatic redistribution of wealth, redirecting tax benefits from the poor to the rich that successive administrations have accelerated . The policies reduce all public services: Libraries, school programs, community hospitals, mass transit, and welfare assistance. Concurrent and related to these reductions are ex expansion of the criminal justice system: more police, judges, probation and parole officers, more jails, prisons and correctional officers, more restrictive laws, but relaxing of restrictions on police powers, longer mandatory prison sentences, more offenses punishable by life and death sentences, fewer appeal opportunities, elimination of prison education and rehabilitation programs, re introduction of forced labor, chain gangs, and something new: privatized prisons, corporately owned and run for profit. Con current with these developments are reports of increasing police attacks on civilians, and cruel and sadistic treatment of prisoners.
Filling the widening abyss between rich and poor is a huge industry of conventional, hi-tech, and exotic weapons, a significant cant portion of it employed in the war on drugs. This war, waged to prevent us from abusing ourselves, is analogous to destroying villages in order to save them. Indeed, in Central and South America, U.S. trained and equipped security forces are still engaged gaged in such search and destroy missions and "pacifications" as they once were in Vietnam.
This Spring (1996) after the Board of Supervisors approved the State's annual gift of funds to the Sheriff to catch marijuana growers, the Army donated to the Sheriff an armored personnel carrier. The vehicle is designed to protect its personnel behind bullet-proof window slits while routing and killing the enemy. But Sheriff Tuso announced he will repaint it - change its camouflage spots - invite children and others to ride in it, use it for search and rescue, and expressed the hope he'll never have to use it to enforce the law. He said the Army promised him an additional, free armored personnel carrier.
The underclasses view the term "peace officer" with unamused irony. But it is the drug warriors, the undercover narcotics task forces, who display the most violent disregard for people's prop property, safety, and lives. Their raids are routinely conducted with guns pointed at the heads of all household members, including small children. Officers from all law enforcement agencies in Mendocino County rotate through the County Narcotics Task Force.
An alumnus of the Task Force, Peter Hoyle, is a former and present Ukiah policeman. After the City Manager approved its Police Chief's recommendation to dismiss Officer Hoyle, the Civil Service Commission reinstated him. In his nineteen years as a lawman, beginning as a Park Ranger in Oakland, Officer Hoyle has compiled an extraordinary record of violent arrests. Complaints of insults and excessive force may or may not be in his personnel file; that file is a well guarded secret, even from defense and plaintiff attorneys. Put on the street he is notorious as the bully with the badge, sending many to jail by way of the hospital.
Officer Hoyle's recent downfall and resurrection involved his responding to a complaint about a noisy party. In recent years such complaints have generated massive police responses where, typically, there is no violence or injuries until the police arrive and inflict them. Fresh in memory is the party at Big River Beach involving many of the community's families in mellow celebration suddenly turned bitter and violent upon arrival of Park Rangers and Sheriff's deputies. Days later, four hundred residents as assembled at the high school gym venting outrage over the false and painful arrest of one of their youths who had questioned the reason son for the order to disburse, and the pepper spraying of the celebration's young organizer when he asked why his friend was being arrested.
Two Feathers

Fremont, CA

#27 Oct 19, 2009
Two Feathers

Fremont, CA

#28 Oct 19, 2009
Two Feathers

Fremont, CA

#29 Oct 19, 2009
Concerned

Las Vegas, NV

#31 Oct 20, 2009
Former Ukiahan wrote:
<quoted text>
More ignorance I see.
1 indoor plant "might" yield 3 ounces but that is only if everything goes right. That's 84 grams. At 1.5 to 2 grams a day your talking 42 days worth or less. Double that for your ridiculous 2 plant limit and you get 84 days worth. I myself make tinctures and butter and oils. This requires ounces to be used at a time. The last time I made oil it required 3 ounces be cooked down for about one quarts worth of oil. 1 to 1 1/2 weeks worth of oil required 3 ounces. Just to keep enough oil for a year requires almost 10lbs of cannabis. That's just oil. Butter requires about the same but goes a little further. Tinctures use ounces at a time too. The average outdoor plant produces about 1 lb. 3 to 5 lb plants are not the norm.
If you were a medical cannabis user or had ever grown before you would know what I say is true.
I was under the impression from doing some research that you should make butter and the oils and tinctuers with young leaf, not bud. I have just started researching so that I can get the calming effects without the high.....

“Illegitimati non carborundum”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#32 Oct 20, 2009
Concerned wrote:
<quoted text>
I was under the impression from doing some research that you should make butter and the oils and tinctuers with young leaf, not bud. I have just started researching so that I can get the calming effects without the high.....
It depends on what ailments you are using it for as to what you use. I use for pain, insomnia and spasms mainly. For me I need a sedative relaxing effect. I've bred a strain that gives me what I want and require. It's not a big producer but I'm not a commerciaal grower so it doesn't matter to me.
And you can get the calming effects without the high by strain selection. You are looking for more CBN's and CBD's and less THC. THC is what get's you high. The other 74 or so elelments in cannabis are what gives controls relief and how the THC molecules interact with your system.
Tinctures are a good choice too. A couple drops under the tongue and you can get good relief without a big high. They work well for day use where I need relief without too much of a sedative effect. I vaporize for sleep and spasms at night. Edibles are good too but I only use them for rough times as the dosage is hard to regulate and the effect is more intense and lasts longer.
Again

Laytonville, CA

#33 Oct 20, 2009
russian
Ex - Covelonian

San Francisco, CA

#34 Oct 20, 2009
I did grow outdoors over 20 years ago. If you grow right, you can produce that much. I only grew three plants which gave me more time to take care of the three i had. The more toping the more bush. With bush, you get "Cola Bud" every branch was one "Big Bud" I got an average of 4lbs. per plant. I have seen 5 lb. plants before. The old school simple growers knew how to do it.
Former Ukiahan wrote:
<quoted text>
More ignorance I see.
1 indoor plant "might" yield 3 ounces but that is only if everything goes right. That's 84 grams. At 1.5 to 2 grams a day your talking 42 days worth or less. Double that for your ridiculous 2 plant limit and you get 84 days worth. I myself make tinctures and butter and oils. This requires ounces to be used at a time. The last time I made oil it required 3 ounces be cooked down for about one quarts worth of oil. 1 to 1 1/2 weeks worth of oil required 3 ounces. Just to keep enough oil for a year requires almost 10lbs of cannabis. That's just oil. Butter requires about the same but goes a little further. Tinctures use ounces at a time too. The average outdoor plant produces about 1 lb. 3 to 5 lb plants are not the norm.
If you were a medical cannabis user or had ever grown before you would know what I say is true.
Mendo Local

Redwood Valley, CA

#35 Oct 20, 2009
Scuroo u Anon, You are a dope advocate user, addict... in my opinion, you want it legal so you can lose your insecurities for being a loser! Pure and Simple

“Illegitimati non carborundum”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#36 Oct 20, 2009
Ex - Covelonian wrote:
I did grow outdoors over 20 years ago. If you grow right, you can produce that much. I only grew three plants which gave me more time to take care of the three i had. The more toping the more bush. With bush, you get "Cola Bud" every branch was one "Big Bud" I got an average of 4lbs. per plant. I have seen 5 lb. plants before. The old school simple growers knew how to do it.
<quoted text>
Sure if the conditions are right and everything works out perfect and the right genetics are grown 4 lbs a plant (outdoors) is possible. But it seldom always go right. Genetics, pests, disease and rippers play a part. If you're limited to 2 or 3 plants you could end up with less than a lb. Then the grower is forced to support the black market. Growing cannabis is not like getting pills from a pharmacy. If your meds are stolen or diseased you can't go to a doctor and any pharmacy and get a new script and supply.
And some advice, topping is stressful and can actually hurt yield. Try LST (low stress training) which is the act of bending the main branches over which redirects the growth auxins to the lower branches. Same effect as topping, less stress and all energy is directed to growth instead of healing a wound.
anonymous

Eureka, CA

#37 Oct 20, 2009
Mendo Local wrote:
Scuroo u Anon, You are a dope advocate user, addict... in my opinion, you want it legal so you can lose your insecurities for being a loser! Pure and Simple
Yeah yeah yeah, keep crying you a_hole, you have nothing to stand on besides hate.
dirtyponcho

United States

#38 Oct 20, 2009
Ex - Covelonian wrote:
I did grow outdoors over 20 years ago. If you grow right, you can produce that much. I only grew three plants which gave me more time to take care of the three i had. The more toping the more bush. With bush, you get "Cola Bud" every branch was one "Big Bud" I got an average of 4lbs. per plant. I have seen 5 lb. plants before. The old school simple growers knew how to do it.
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Former Ukian I beleive you are very full of poop..You dont know your **** from your mouth. Makes me wonder what do you for a living. How do you feel when you show up at work high! Do you feel good? Whats this freaking world coming too..If you were to run the world men would become women, wowen would become men,and my little J*W shits would be really confused. I beleive you do not beleive in the Freedom of America...You somke yourself to sin and I will pray for why another brother of mine dies at war..!!!!!You think about this beotch..Shame on you!
holysmokes

San Jose, CA

#39 Oct 20, 2009
Is the Hawaiin Spammer out of jail?

“Illegitimati non carborundum”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#40 Oct 20, 2009
dirtyponcho wrote:
<quoted text> Former Ukian I beleive you are very full of poop..You dont know your **** from your mouth. Makes me wonder what do you for a living. How do you feel when you show up at work high! Do you feel good? Whats this freaking world coming too..If you were to run the world men would become women, wowen would become men,and my little J*W shits would be really confused. I beleive you do not beleive in the Freedom of America...You somke yourself to sin and I will pray for why another brother of mine dies at war..!!!!!You think about this beotch..Shame on you!
I don't work. I am a 100% disabled veteran who uses cannabis as a medicine. The VA hospital in San francisco steered me to cannabis and a cannabis doctor after I tried every other possible medicine for relief of my symptoms. I served and fought for the freedom of america and your rights. How about you? Tell me again how much of a patriot you are please. Leave your "another brother" out of it. He's obviously a smarter person than you. Let's discuss what you've done for our country. Let's discuss the risks you've taken to protect and serve! Come on little mouthy one! Let's hear about you!
By the way...the only shame is the shame and ignorance you show when you attempt to show how unpatriotic I supposedly am without learning about me first! Shame on you. Really! Shame on you!
Ex-Covelonian

Walnut Creek, CA

#41 Oct 21, 2009
LOL. I remember that guy.
holysmokes wrote:
Is the Hawaiin Spammer out of jail?
Ex-Covelonian

Walnut Creek, CA

#42 Oct 21, 2009
Thanks for the tips. The toping happened by accident and turned out to be a producer. The conditions were perfect and plants were very well taken care of. Trust me! I never did sell any of it. We just smoked and would bring some out to tire fire parties we had. The following year was the last because someone pulled up the one and only plant i had (GLENN BOSSOM-****!!) After that, it just wasn't worth the stress and time.
Former Ukiahan wrote:
<quoted text>
Sure if the conditions are right and everything works out perfect and the right genetics are grown 4 lbs a plant (outdoors) is possible. But it seldom always go right. Genetics, pests, disease and rippers play a part. If you're limited to 2 or 3 plants you could end up with less than a lb. Then the grower is forced to support the black market. Growing cannabis is not like getting pills from a pharmacy. If your meds are stolen or diseased you can't go to a doctor and any pharmacy and get a new script and supply.
And some advice, topping is stressful and can actually hurt yield. Try LST (low stress training) which is the act of bending the main branches over which redirects the growth auxins to the lower branches. Same effect as topping, less stress and all energy is directed to growth instead of healing a wound.

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