Pot Dealer Murdered During Home Invasion Robbery
We have probably all heard the story by now, but just in case, here's the paraphrased version:
Man and girlfriend are at their home in Cutten, there is a knock at the door just after 9 p.m. They answer. It's a guy with a gun in a black stocking cap. He comes in, tries to tie the couple up, struggle ensues, multiple shots fired, man who lives at home is pronounced dead at the hospital 2 hours later. Cops arrive and find "a large amount of marijuana" at the residence.
Still think marijuana production in Humboldt County is a good thing? Does anyone believe that this would have happened if there was no marijuana involved?
Please remember that Humboldt County, and especially Eureka, is a very dangerous place. Never, ever, under any circumstances, answer your door (day or night) without finding out who is knocking first. Home invasions happen here on a daily basis, but we generally don't find out about them until someone gets assaulted or murdered.
If you have an alarm system (and if you're in Eureka, you probably do have one), it is wise to set it every night when you go to bed. Not a convicted felon? Go buy a shotgun or handgun, then practice with it out at Fernbridge or down at the Shootery. The criminals here are bold, and getting bolder. They'll rob your ass while you're asleep in your home. They'll cut a hole in your garage if they think there might be a marijuana garden in there. And they will definitely home invade your sorry ass if you make the mistake of answering your door without determining who is on the other side knocking. Be safe, Humboldt, it's a war zone out there.
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Neighborhood Watch SniperBy Armed Home Owner, on Dec 6, 2008 - 20:58
better stay strappedBy HUMBOLDT LOVER FAR FROM HOME, on Dec 7, 2008 - 6:51
you despise? I don't think it's
healthy for you.
The problem wasn't the medical cannabis it is that fact that the economy is in the toilet, and there are going to be more robberies, home invasions, and muggings.
It isn't the pot, its the prohibition.
If you have a large amount of anything of value, whether it be marijuana or baseball cards, this is liable to happen. do not bash pot
Best defense is to reinforce the door and the weakest spot on most doors is the door jamb. You can get this on the internet and hardware stores have it in most cities. For some reason I can't find a hardware store in Humboldt that has this stuff.
You can get really urban and reinforce the rest of the frame, around the deadbolt, the windows, etc. but the door jamb is usually what cracks in half in one or two kicks and gives an invader a surprise advantage.
I was going to say jamb braces, lowe's door security kits, door jamb armor... but I forgot to do that.
bullshitBy SamPHX, on Dec 22, 2008 - 23:13
http://citycenterpoz.blogspot.com/By Joe Cornish, on Jan 20, 2009 - 10:05
If there are big problems in Eureka with home burglaries, break ins and home invasions, why don't more homes have barred windows and metal security doors? Where are the motion detector lights that are activated by walking by on the sidewalk? These things are commonplace in L.A., but I seldom see them here in Eureka.
Where are the six-foot fences, razor wire and outdoor cameras?
Also, from what I hear this town should be full of security-type dogs like rottweilers, pit bulls and dobermans. The average dog seems to be a Fluffy or Brownie, however. Why?
keep your lips closedBy killa b, on Feb 5, 2009 - 10:56
..By ??, on Feb 8, 2009 - 23:30
Just a commentBy ItsJustLife, on Feb 12, 2009 - 13:40
This article is trying to scare it's audience but come on the victims had pounds of marijuana. Not your everyday regular citizen.
I've been in this city for more than 2 years now and I've had my home attacked once by some drunk tweakers, smashed up the front door. This is defiantly a problem but it's something that every growing city has to deal with. I lived in Sacramento before I moved up here and break in's and shootings happened daily pretty much.
Also marijuana is not the problem like you make it seem. It is prohibition. Robbing a person of 38 pounds of marijuana is like robbing a bank.
fucc tha policeBy lil CrIpIn, on Apr 20, 2009 - 11:32
Oh and by the way if you think eureka is too dangerous then get out of the city. These problems don't come from the drug, it comes from people living too close together. My suggestion is move to Southern Humboldt, just don't go too far east or your liable to find out what real danger is.
True, legalization of Cannabis will bring down Cannabis prices, maybe by 1/2, or possibly more.
BUT...Lagalization will open up
entire new small-business possibilities like
cannabis coffeeshops/concerts, bakeries, a bigger market for accessories, and the whole concept of "cannabis tourism" (Humboldt would be a mecca).
If handled properly, legalization
would be a major BOON to the local economy.
A little creative thinking (flavored by some good old, small-scale American Entrepreneurship), will open up new ca$h flows into Humboldt county.
The best growers will still be able to sell at pretty high prices, due to their mastery of cultivation.
The inferior, quick-buck-type growers will decline.
Cannabis should, and WILL eventually be seen as a fine & tasty local gourmet product, much like wine, beer, fine pates or exotic cheeses.
The way it should be.
Humboldt can and SHOULD be the Napa Valley, or Loire Valley, of Cannabis.
Local flavor is where it will be at, and Humboldt can lead the way for America.
Just leave the old, dysfunctional, fossilized ways of thinking behind.
If you can't do that in Humboldt County, where CAN
you do it?
back to the topicBy Its me, on May 13, 2010 - 8:46
Remember, An armed society is a polite society.
a fine local productBy mork, on Dec 12, 2010 - 7:48
Legalize ItBy Fernando, on Jan 9, 2012 - 3:19
greedBy calinugzinstl, on Feb 21, 2012 - 7:08
somewhere in North CarolinaBy sandi, on Apr 30, 2012 - 18:32