Mar 31, 2013
Matthew 28:5-7 “But the angel answered and said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.’ ” Sent by Frank Tallerico.
Dolly Parton, He’s Alive: http://www.godvine.com/Dolly-Parton-Sings-a-Powerful-Easter-Classic-fb-gv-3054.html
Mar 28, 2013
The BOS voted unanimously — regardless of our concerns & regardless of State law.
Come to tonite’s Patriot meeting
for more details as to what happened at the BOS meeting.
One of our Patriots was arrested!
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Mar 28, 2013
By Liz Bowen
Shared desserts first. About 40 people attended from as far away as Redding, with Erin Ryan, Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s staff, and Tom and Patsy Mohler from Red Bluff.
Liz Bowen presented the slate of officers that were nominated and stated the nominations were still open and please, if anyone wanted to nominate anyone, to do so. Mike Adams moved nominations be closed and we voted on the officers. The results are:
President Mark Baird
Vice presidents Andrew Hurlimann and Liz Bowen
Recording Sec. Bev Slaughter
Treasurers Cyndi Baird and Pauline Cramer
Jim Craig discussed the Fire Protection Fee. He spoke with Cal-Fire officials and learned the agency has NOT sent out a second set of bills. It is still dealing with 87,000 appeals and complaints received statewide – many claiming information is not correct regarding a livable structure on property.
But three people that we know of, in Siskiyou County, have received a second bill – two were in attendance at the meeting tonight. Jim said that for any discrepancies or to complaints about a second billing — to call the Suisun City Cal-Fire phone number and talk to a SUPERVISOR. The number is 1-888-310-6447.
Erin Ryan reported on Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s recent FIRST interview with FOX television from his Redding office. And that the Redding newspaper and television has continually painted the Redding Tea Party Patriots with negative and false articles. So the group no longer allows the media to report on their Question and Answer periods, which caused quite a stir on Monday night.
Congressman LaMalfa did hold a Town Hall meeting on Monday during the Tea Party meeting, which the television showed only 20 people attending, when in reality there were 380. This is the bias that continues from many media outlets.
Mark Baird told about his meeting with CA. Senator Jim Nielsen and 14 lawyers in Sacramento last week over the California Water Bond. The Southern California water entities want water to be channeled through the Bay Delta and, unfortunately, it looks like there may be additional $250 million in the 2014 Water Bond to pay for California’s portion of the cost of Klamath dam destruction.
Mark informed them that Siskiyou will loudly fight the Water Bond, which will pit Siskiyou agriculture against So. Cal agriculture. Yep, that is David and Goliath, but we do know how that turned out for Goliath!
Richard Marshall, president of the Siskiyou Water users Assoc., explained that the Klamath Co. Commissioners withdrawl from the KBRA and KHSA is a great step in the right direction. Some people are fighting and slamming Klamath Co. for withdrawl, but out of 9 counties that are affected by the Klamath River – only one is now a signer to the KBRA and that is Humboldt.
SCWUA is opposing The Nature Conservancy in Shasta Valley as it tries to take total ownership of its legal Water Right allotment and move that water down Shasta River, without it being utilized by other Water Right holders. This is not the way Water Rights works and, if TNC is able to shepherd its water down the Shasta River, it will totally change how Water Rights priorities work. Not a good thing.
The Siskiyou Co. Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to write a letter to the Water Quality Control Board saying it does not want to participate in the Integrated Regional Water Plan, but realizes it is being mandated to close sewage ponds near Montague and does not have the funding to do the job. Yes, it is a dilemma.
Andrew Hurlimann is organizing a Gun Training Day with a law enforcement officer in attendance to provide instruction. Date TBA.
Mark Baird expounded on the letter he sent to DFG regarding its continued insistence of the Normandeau Company completing yet another redundant in-stream water flow study on both the Scott and Shasta Rivers. In a letter DFG Regional Manager Neil Manji sent to the County Board of Supervisors, Manji asked for input and info, which would be kept “private” and no public meetings would be held by the “Public Review Committee”. Yes, it looks like this info will be dealt with in “secret” and who knows if it doesn’t get changed around to fit the scenario DFG hopes to create.
In December, the Siskiyou Co. Board of Supervisors voted NOT to participate as a stakeholder DFG/Normandeau study.
Mar 28, 2013
PNP comment: This article refers to the federal ruling. I am not sure what the California courts have said about filming police lately. I have filmed the DFG Game Wardens, but they always knew I was there with the camera.
We believe we need to have camaras and audio recording devices on us, especially when dealing with agency employees and law enforcement. — Editor Liz Bowen
First Circuit of US Court of Appeals Upholds Videotaping of Police
PR Newswire/Yahoo! News
The First Circuit of the US Court of Appeals has held that videotaping police in the course of their duties is “unambiguously” a free speech right protected under the First Amendment.
The original lawsuit, Glik v. Cunniffe et al., Civil Action No. 10-10150, was brought by a Massachusetts lawyer, Simon Glik, who sued the city of Boston and three local police officers. Mr. Glik, the court documents stated, was arrested for video taping the officers’ conduct with his cellphone. Mr. Glik, in his lawsuit alleged that his civil rights, protected by the First and Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, were violated.
The arrest was based on the Massachusetts Wiretap Act, disturbing the peace and aiding in the escape of a prisoner. The official record indicates that the criminal case was eventually dropped, but Glik filed a civil suit.
The official record shows that the city of Boston and the police officers moved to dismiss the case, arguing that they were subject to immunity because there was no clear First Amendment right to film police using a cellphone video camera. The court records also show that they also argued that they didn’t violate Glik’s Fourth Amendment right because they had reason to believe he had violated the state’s wiretap law.
Judge William Young of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts denied the motion to dismiss, the city of Boston and the officers appealed.
The appellate judges found that Glik did have a First Amendment right to film the government officials carrying out their duties in a public space. Private individuals, like members of the press, should be given wide berth to gather information on public officials, the judges wrote.
“Changes in technology and society have made the lines between private citizen and journalist exceedingly difficult to draw,” they wrote. “The proliferation of electronic devices with video-recording capability means that many of our images of current events come from bystanders with a ready cell phone.”
This is an important decision as various states have similar laws that prohibit the video taping of police conduct. Everyday Police officers arrest individuals for recording on-duty police without consent, citing such actions as violations of state wiretapping and eavesdropping laws.
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