Sunday, April 16, 2017

Eureka Police Chief Andy Mills, “(Eureka) more violent than New Orleans!”

When the top police officer for your counties largest municipality (About 27,017 down from 28,600 in 1990!) makes an opening statement during a “Community Leadership” panel at Cannifest, “Eureka is more violent than New Orleans!” It tends to get your attention quick. When he says, “Santa Rosa had 5 homicides compared to our 22.”  You are forced to listen. And you just become downright concerned when he points out that 125 weapons were confiscated last year.  When he states that the Cannabis community should get more involved with solving the crime issues by standing firm and united and points out they need to say “enough is enough” in a singular voice against the criminal elements, maybe, just maybe it is time for the cannabis community to listen to his message of hope.


But his disgust was evident when talking about sneaking BHO labs around Eureka and the bad cannabis players. And where is the deterrence leverage when someone has been busted twice for over ¼ pound of Heroin with weapons in a year? Mr. Mills feels part of the solution lies at the feet of the cannabis industry that is compliant and pays taxes. How long does the cannabis community wait until it engages? Maybe the time is now.  

10 comments:

Marcus Yelton said...

He is a cop, not a mathimatician- Eureka, Violent Crime - per 100K== 618
New Orleans, Violent Crime - per 100K == 957. Without crime he would not have a job. ** overall Eureka, CA crime rate is 141% higher than the California average and is 156% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Eureka, CA has a violent crime rate that is 45% higher than the California average and 66% higher than the national average. For property crime, Eureka, CA is 156% higher than the California average and 170% higher than the national average. Eureka is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States. Frrom the FBI's Unified Crime reports for 2015. You probably would not like to see how Eureka matched up against other cities with the same or close to population.

Rusty said...

The blame is fully on the law makers in Sacramento and their flock of sheep that vote themselves to slaughter.

Anonymous said...

What a way to get funding.the more money they give you ,the more you throw gasoline on fire.isreali style.

samoasoftball said...

Marcus: Your odds of being murdered in Eureka is 1 out of 1228 people. (22 between 27,017 in Eureka 2016.) In New Orleans your odds are 1 out of 2226! (175 between 389,617 in New Orleans in 2016) You are safer from being murdered in New Orleans. I think that is what Andy is suggesting.

Rusty said...

The left always retreats to statistics when trying to prove that argument.

Mills is pointing out the fact he has his finger in a overflowing dam and he's using any forum to get the message out.

Unknown said...

That's 22 homicides in Humboldt County not Eureka.

Psycho Guppy said...

Snitches get stitches or end up in ditches. Until the mentality changes, expect more of the same.

Anonymous said...

We need higher standards for police.

Marcus Yelton said...

What is really needed is a shakeup at our local community college cop school. All the instructors have worked here are working here and it's just recycling bad habits and sniffles innovations.

Stephen Arnett said...

Andy Mills needs to blame himself for not doing his job more accurately plus his departments methods are out of whack the cop's don't care who they shoot I've seen them breaking their own rules nonstop last few years & mills does nothing but banter & blame the community. Wake up Chief do something about the mess you created before its to late & someone cleans it up for you