Hate crime defendant to stand trial

Hate crime defendant to stand trial

There are 17 comments on the The Ukiah Daily Journal story from Feb 17, 2010, titled Hate crime defendant to stand trial. In it, The Ukiah Daily Journal reports that:

A judge ruled Tuesday there was enough evidence to hold Cody Major Cranford, 21, of Redwood Valley, to answer for charges related to the most recent of two suspected hate crimes in January at the Jensen's Truck Stop store on Lovers Lane.

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RantForReason

Covelo, CA

#1 Feb 17, 2010
Absurd, the thought police are here. Pathetic, how about busting some Meth houses? Exactly what were the damages incurred in this event? Is this about feeeeeeeeelings, or was someone actually hurt?
Latino

Ukiah, CA

#2 Feb 17, 2010
This is a Hate Crime done by a white person. What about all the slurs White People put in other articles in this paper. They don't even talk about thearticle they deep off into their hate for people of color. Where's the harsh words for this article..... Too White to write..
RantForReason

Covelo, CA

#3 Feb 17, 2010
"This is a Hate Crime done by a white person. What about all the slurs White People put in other articles in this paper. They don't even talk about thearticle they deep off into their hate for people of color. Where's the harsh words for this article..... Too White to write.."

Rubbish, and you know it. Check the County booking logs, and then tell me who's bringing what to the table. By the way, what the hell does "thearticle they deep off into their hate for people of color" mean. Wow
scooby

Eureka, CA

#4 Feb 17, 2010
about time someone started to deal with all the racist people in mendo. I'm white and was born and raised in mendocino county and would love to see all the ignorant people tossed out of the county. sadly this will not happen as most of the county workers are ignorant and undereducated. Its just an ass backwards county and always will be.
What is a Love Crime

United States

#6 Feb 17, 2010
Nice to know that ordinary people being beaten isn't as "serious" as this.
WHAT

San Jose, CA

#7 Feb 17, 2010
I sense a lot of anger here, with all of the above posters! What we have here is a failure to communicate. Emotion has no pace in the discussion. It is a simple case of assault, and should be tried as such. While hatred and name-calling entered into it, the main thing is these business owners were not breaking the law, by not allowing someone to use their private phone. It then escalated into hatred and anger, which then led to assault by the defendant against the victims. Each and every one of us has the right to be safe.
scooby

Eureka, CA

#8 Feb 17, 2010
nothing is simple in mendo. its because all the local drunks are mad that the white trash tweeker employees of the truck stop are gone and it has new owners. Not to mention the new owners had planned to remodel the beautiful 1970 deco that the fat slobs who eat there at 3 am have grown so accustomed to. Plus its right next to the place where all the "best people" go for entertainment (the bowling alley) where social etiquette is based on how well you bowl and how often you beat your wife and fight in the parking lot.
WHAT

Palo Alto, CA

#9 Feb 17, 2010
scooby wrote:
nothing is simple in mendo. its because all the local drunks are mad that the white trash tweeker employees of the truck stop are gone and it has new owners. Not to mention the new owners had planned to remodel the beautiful 1970 deco that the fat slobs who eat there at 3 am have grown so accustomed to. Plus its right next to the place where all the "best people" go for entertainment (the bowling alley) where social etiquette is based on how well you bowl and how often you beat your wife and fight in the parking lot.
I understand what you're saying, that the truck stop is having problems with the locals, who are entrenched, and want things to stay the same. Good point. However, each person has rights, and the question here is how the rights of the victims were infringed on. I think beating them up because they didn't want to share their private phone points to a "problem" in the attitude of the defendant. Only thing is, further emotion and hatred will only enflame the "problem". Only proper justice will resolve it, which I hope is what we will get from this trial. Interesting to know about the problems the truck stop is having with locals, though. What can police do to stop it?
not to white to write

Hayward, CA

#10 Feb 17, 2010
Latino wrote:
This is a Hate Crime done by a white person. What about all the slurs White People put in other articles in this paper. They don't even talk about thearticle they deep off into their hate for people of color. Where's the harsh words for this article..... Too White to write..
You should read the article about the guy that started the fight with the Officer on state street a couple of months ago and ended up dying. There are many posts speaking out against the "Caucasian meth head" and also many post's from the "cop haters". I think if you follow the comment section you will see plenty of "White People" as you call them speaking out against "white trash". I think you are showing you're prejudices in your post Latino!
Koalabear2525

Oakland, CA

#11 Feb 17, 2010
keep him in jail for awaile.
scooby

Eureka, CA

#12 Feb 17, 2010
i think the police are doing what is right. The police just get a bad wrap because after a while of dealing with crappy people they assume all people are up to something. I'm sure the locals will come around. the patel family own half the town already. I've never met one i didn't like.
green

Ripon, CA

#13 Feb 18, 2010
If we would just spend some time raising our kids in this county, and stand up to all the drug an alcohol use. Sounds kinda like this kid had a little more on board than alcohol.
This is not the way to raise your kids people.
Lets clean up this place, lock this brat up!
yep

San Francisco, CA

#14 Feb 18, 2010
How can anyone take sides here? The white guy was wrong, and bad, and the Pakistanis were right. If you do not see this, then you are plum crazy. Cranford bit off more than he could chew, and is now in jail, crying to his mama to get him out. Hopefully he will go to prison and get a bunch of tattoos stating that he has "White Pride" so that they can see him coming next time, and be ready...
well well well

Larkspur, CA

#15 Feb 18, 2010
it does not suprise me that there are people that will bash oh what the cops are doing then there are some on here that think WHITE AMERICA BULL$^*% I THINK THAT EVERYONE THAT BEAT SOMEONE FOR NOT ALLOWING THEM TO USE THE PHONE SHOULD GO STRAIGHT TO JAIL... SEND A MESSAGE TO THE WHITE AMERICA OF UKIAH THATS THE WAY TO DO IT
Cmon really

Hayward, CA

#16 Feb 18, 2010
yep wrote:
How can anyone take sides here? The white guy was wrong, and bad, and the Pakistanis were right. If you do not see this, then you are plum crazy. Cranford bit off more than he could chew, and is now in jail, crying to his mama to get him out. Hopefully he will go to prison and get a bunch of tattoos stating that he has "White Pride" so that they can see him coming next time, and be ready...
Latino wrote:
This is a Hate Crime done by a white person. What about all the slurs White People put in other articles in this paper. They don't even talk about thearticle they deep off into their hate for people of color. Where's the harsh words for this article..... Too White to write..

You should read the article about the guy that started the fight with the Officer on state street a couple of months ago and ended up dying. There are many posts speaking out against the "Caucasian meth head" and also many post's from the "cop haters". I think if you follow the comment section you will see plenty of "White People" as you call them speaking out against "white trash". I think you are showing you're prejudices in your post Latino!
Koalabear2525

Pleasant Hill, CA

#17 Feb 19, 2010
for get the trail. save the tax payer money and send over to Singapore and let him stay for awhile.
Relax

Fremont, CA

#18 Feb 20, 2010
First of all, the store employees were not "beaten" and there is a dispute as to what exactly happened. Neither of them sought medical attention so there certainly wasn't any serious injuries-if there was any injuries at all-other than perhaps some bruised egos. The defendant is a young 22 year-old guy who has been in jail, and will probaly remain in jail until trial, unable to make bail. He was facing 4 felony counts, despite the fact that at the preliminary hearing, the officer couldn't even relate what racial "slur", if any, was used. Even the rather conservative, pro-prosecution judge Henderson reduced one of the felonies down to a misdemeanor. Bad behavior? Sure. Crime of the century deserving prison or even lengthy jail time? I think not. Unfortunately for the defendant, the fact that it made the paper means that the DA will probably be reluctant to reduce to charge to something more resonable for fear of a backlash from the politically-correct liberals of this county.

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