Take a look at this morning’s Times-Standard newspaper. Once again, what’s brought to light is the continued rise in violent confrontations taking place in Humboldt County. Yesterday, there were 3 stabbings in the county. Eureka is at the center of most of this wave of violence. However, the city has a Police Department that’s going to focus its enforcement efforts on shopping carts, panhandlers and bicycles.
With all of this crime, the Eureka Police Chief answers the public outcry by basically saying the average law-abiding citizen has nothing to fear from criminals stabbing and shooting each other. If only that were true. Taking a look at numerous homicides that have occurred in the past few years shows that innocent, law abiding people are murdered.