March 1, 2014 – Chief Mills, New Direction?????
May 29, 2014 Mills adopts “third world” policing model for Eureka: Police Chief Mills divides the city along racial and economic lines
The horrific murder of Tommy McClain has been on the forefront of many people’s minds over these past few weeks. The lies, misdirection and lack of transparency by Chief Mills has been brought forward by the Examiner. But as we at the Examiner went back through our archives regarding Mills, we came to realize that Eureka had the wool pulled over its eyes by Mills distraction methods.
Tommy was killed because he lived in a poorer section of Eureka. As many commenter’s on our blog have posted; if Tommy lived in Lunbar Hills, or by Sequioa Park, or any other affluent neighborhood on the east side, this situation would have been handled completely differently. Because this happened on Allard (west side Eureka), in a low income neighborhood, police felt they could act aggressively without consequence. Tommy never had a chance, even though he was just a hardworking kid who happened to live next to a “flop house”.
This action (murder) is the natural extension of Mills policy objectives. He has made it clear that he intends to split the city of Eureka in half along economic lines. From our previous post:
Part of Mills’ “New Direction” is splitting the city in half, with a Police Captain assigned to each half of the city. Sounds fair, right? Wrong. According to Mills he spoke with “Stake-holders” in the community, and the good ol’ boy-girl City Council, and has come up with the boundaries to split the city. Not surprisingly, it’s split between the haves and the have-nots.
The first half includes all the area north of 14th Street and west of California Street. That’s the Westside, Old Town, the entire waterfront, Highland Park, Bayshore Mall, St. Vincents Soup Kitchen, The Eureka Rescue Mission, DHHS (welfare office), etc. Looking at Zillow house prices or just driving down the streets in these areas and you can clearly see that this half of the city includes the overwhelming majority of economically challenged citizens.
One Captain to one half of the city. The “low income” half. But that isn’t the scariest part. You see, from Chief Mills prior interviews on Talkshop he will be promoting from a Captain from within the ranks of his current Sergeants. That means that Sgt. Stephens (the leader in charge of McClain’s murder) has a very real chance of being a Captain. In fact, he has a 50/50 chance just based on numbers (even though Mills support of him seems to indicate a better than 50/50 chance).
So….be careful Eureka. Chief Mills has made it clear. The poor, the homeless, and the downtrodden will face the new wrath of Mills EPD. You can see the results so far….and that should make everyone who is struggling to make ends meet very, very, very fearful.
Mills EPD is about getting rid of those who don’t fit in. The “counter-culture”, the poor, the people whose life possessions fit in a shopping cart and those who are trying to better their lives but end up stuck living next to a “flophouse”. Sad…so very sad.