Spend any time in Eureka California you’ll become aware of the racist attitude towards the local indigenous people. Yesterday we had an example of southern style racism in Eureka. The anonymous comments will be loud and strident. A really small minority of (very biased) folks will feel that the Examiner is the blog equivalent of “Chicken Little”. We will hear the cries of “sensationalism” and race baiting, but we are not deterred. Why? Because the statistics, the real life stories, and the lies/misdirection from the powers that be in Eureka confirm what we’re saying. Eureka is circling the drain, and crime is out of control. To top it off is this blatant racism.
Some folks want to say that EPD is doing the best they can, and that crime, race and social standing aren’t a problem. Really??? Here’s information from a post by Kym Kemp about the reality that people walking the streets of Eureka have to face. Notice the blatant racial hate, and the “institutionally racist” lack of real police response:
“A postal worker in Eureka is alleging that he was verbally attacked and then physically assaulted while he was delivering mail on Albee Street Friday, May 1. Phillippe Tipanda said, about 2:50 in the afternoon, he was listening to music with earbuds and sorting mail as he walked when he thought he heard someone say, “Hey, nigger.”
He says the voice came from a nearby apartment building. He turned towards the building, taking the earbuds out, and asked the person, a woman, to repeat what they’d said. He wanted an apology, he said. But then a man came out of the apartment building.
“A gentleman came out [of the building] first.” he said. Then several women followed. Again, he says, he was called a nigger this time by all of the individuals. Tipanda said he was paying attention to the women when the man punched him on his jaw.
“I dropped my mail and started to defend myself,” he said.”
In the end, EPD took care of business and arrested the violent suspect for a racially motivated assault….Are you F…ing kidding, no freakin way! Well, we guess you were thinking this was a real city, with a modern police force that enforces the law. F…no, this is Eureka! What really happened?
“As of this point, Tipanda said, he does not believe charges have been filed.
However, Brittany Powell of the Eureka Police Department or is it “Alabama State Police” stated that even though there are conflicting statements on who started the incident, the case has been forwarded to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Later, according to Tipanda, another co-worker told him that he had a similar experience with the same individuals at the same apartment building calling him the same racial epithet. However, Tipanda said, that postal worker chose not to confront the individuals and walked away.”
Ahhhh, a report was sent to the DA so that they can make a decision. Damned if you don’t, and damned if you don’t Maggie! EPD chose not to take the time to investigate or make an arrest with what appears to be a hate crime. It almost looks like EPD intentionally biffed the investigation so there is little for the DA to work with and of course EPD feels that they handled the job well because they wrote a report and sent it off to die in your department. We hope that you will continue to fulfill your promises, and assign this case to a competent investigator to get this case handled.
Has the report been written as of today? Has it been classified under the Uniform Crime Reporting Act as a “Hate Crime”? It might have been now since Kym blew the whistle on this bs. Other cases are shitcanned plain and simple. No press or politics, good luck. Killed in Eureka, the chief might say that you had it coming, even if you were shot in the back.
This is just another bit of anecdotal evidence that shows that being a working person in Eureka, who doesn’t get to a have sit down’s with Mills or go to the Ingomar club, is a pretty dangerous spot to be in.
Just think of how many cases are “documented” and sit on a shelf. At least with this case, because it got some press thanks to Kym, the case might be “reviewed” by the DA’s office. That’s something……….right?