Peace be with you
The DA offered Charles a “plea bargain.” Yesterday was Charles 2nd court date, and Gallegos is going ahead with his felony prosecution. Normally I would feel that Gallegos is being a mean tyrant for prosecuting someone like he is Charles, but with the death of his child at the hands of the cops Gallegos so loves to apologize for, it is down right fucked up.
I doubt that Gallegos will find a jury to convict Charles, once they learn of his 215, but its been two hearings so far, and a third Wednesday, and a forth Friday. I can’t even afford a lawyer for an hour, but Gallegos can waste as many lawyer hours as he wants, even with nothing to show for it.
I think we need a new bumper sticker to plaster the re-elect Gallegos signs with – “I’m 215 and I vote.” We need to send the DA’s office a clear message that these types of bullshit prosecutions ruin people’s lives. It is like he is kicking Charles while he is down. I figure one more term of Gallegos and we can make a bumper sticker that says – “I’m a grieving parent and I vote.” There is a big difference between being soft on crime, and prosecuting 215 patients.
I can’t endorse Jackson for DA, except to say that at least she hasn’t proven to be a quisling for the police state yet. I know she will be, and I know she’ll suck as a DA, but so does Paul, and Paul’s proven it.
Politicians tell different groups what ever they want them to hear. Paul, being a local DA which I supported again, and again, has proven his hypocrisy. He said he would be fairer with his prosecutions of the forest defenders, I saw him prosecute a forest defender being hung upside down, 150 feet off the ground, by two Pacific Lumber climbers, for felony assault of a police officer. Of course when the judge saw the video from Eric’s helmet cam, that Gallegos fought to keep secret, he agreed that Eric repeatedly telling “Ox” to stop standing on Phoenix’s chest with his climbing spurs, while Phoenix was cantilevered over the abyss from his thighs upward, was in no way felony assault.
He said he wouldn’t prosecute minor marijuana charges, but hundreds, probably thousands, of misdemeanor possession charges have been prosecuted by Gallegos. They even offered Charles, a 215 patient, misdemeanor possession if he would plea.
He said he would prosecute PL. Not only did he blow that suit, but he prosecuted forest defenders when they legally enforced the court ordered stay of all logging operations by PL. Those brave brothers and sisters were praised as saviors of Freshwater when PL finally went bust, but we were enemies of the DAs office while we were saving those trees.
Now lets talk about him getting the police under control. No lets not, because that is a whole ‘nother post. There have been so many deaths by cop in our little community that I don’t know where to begin. Gallegos is ultimately responsible for “closing the case” on death by cop cases. He is responsible for bringing the facts to light. But he doesn’t. He will charge a 215 patient with felony transport, but he wont charge a killer with negligent homicide.
“Who needs enemies when you have friends like him?” I don’t know who said that, but it certainly holds true in this age of Obama republicans. What do they call themselves? Was it democrat?