"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”

                                           
President Abraham Lincoln



Unfortunately when you have an elected public official who has given up and is no longer doing anything more than drawing his six-figure salary, there is very little that can be done to force that person to do his job or guide others to do theirs.

Tom Bosenko has become a cull, keeping his deputies from doing their jobs for several months. Witness the Bill and Michi Brown affair. It has been an obvious stalking crime for months. It has been an obvious hate crime with racial overtones for several months. It has been an obvious assault case for several months. Yet there was nothing under the sheriff’s interpretation of the law that could or would be done. Horse pucky! The FBI will run frothing at the mouth if someone in the ghetto complains when a cop shoots some scumbag who yells racial harassment. If we can’t or won’t investigate the allegations thoroughly, shouldn’t we have gotten the Feds involved. It could have been thoroughly investigated and instead because of Bosenko’s “there’s nothing we can do” attitude all the Browns got was the same thing so many of us get if we call in - “there’s nothing we can do without a witness!” What happens if there’s a murder and no witness to it? Give me a break people. That is an outright lie!

Now it is really starting to show and Bosenko is protecting his ample hind quarters. Starting the 15th we won’t have a log so documentation of a potential or real problem will no longer be available to public scrutiny. We will have no way of knowing about those type of activities unless we have direct knowledge of something going on. We will have no way of knowing when we need to do something to protect ourselves or our loved ones.

It has been pointed out to me that the town of Lookout had the same problem in the early1900’s. They petitioned the county and the state for help because of a group of lawless individuals who were running rough shod over them.

When they couldn’t get any help from state or county law enforcement and they were pushed far enough. They lynched the group of perps. You can still see the nooses in the museum in Alturas and If I’m not mistaken that bridge still stands in Lookout.

They exist as a reminder that we can and will protect ourselves when we are forced to do so.

 



Do you remember cooking your first turkey? I do...I was so nervous and I don’t really know why. I had always heard stories about “turkeys gone bad” and I guess I didn’t want to fall in that category.

It was my first year of college and I won a turkey from a raffle at the school. Perfect, I will cook for my roommates and friends. The biggest problem was I had no idea what I was doing. I called my mom for a quick turkey cooking lesson.

I remember her laughing when I asked, “what end do you stuff?” Once we got past the reminders of taking out the bagged giblets, neck, etc. I felt pretty good about cooking this big bird. My only wish now was the it wouldn’t be dry.

I cooked it and little did I know I cooked it upside down...which I learned later was a trick for keeping it more moist.

It turned out pretty good, either that or the college kids I was feeding were just extra thankful for a big, FREE meal.

Since that time so many year ago, I have cooked more turkeys and it is always a scary process for me. I have made progress though, I know how to stuff it, I have a general idea of how to cook it and it usually comes out pretty moist.

This Thanksgiving....my mom is cooking the turkey...
 
Editor:
As one of your many appreciative, concerned readers of your weekly sheriff’s log over my past 29 years living in Burney. I was greatly upset to learn that our Sheriff’s Department has chosen to deny its citizen’s our rights to be kept informed as to any criminal activities occurring in our neighborhood or community. Denying us the opportunity to protect not only ourselves, our families and our neighbors, but business community as well.

In doing so they are putting “we” law abiding citizens at risk of not being informed as to iminent dangers we could be subjected to. It seems that our sheriff’s Department is more interested in protecting our criminal element.

Could it be they (our law enforcement) think themselves above the very law they swore to uphold to serve and protect its citizens from the criminals by keeping us informed.

I’d like to propose a suggestion. Instead of the weekly “Sheriffs” log what about we law abiding citizens create a “Citizens” log of any crimes perpetrated against us and send them into the Mountain Echo to be published instead. Or is there a gag order on doing this too?

We Sheriff’s Log readers need to be kept informed. Write letters, E-mail, or text to “Letters to the Editor.” If our local law wants to take this to court let us help Walt fight for our rights under the California Freedom of Information Act. Go Walt.

Harriett Doermer

 


Fed Up

Fed up! We here at Hiway Garage know that you are absolutely fed up with how the criminals keep getting turned loose into the community.  We have been a victim of Moe’s activities, so we have been watching his multiple cases. He had a court date yesterday for eleven of thirteen of his cases. Today, we checked the In Custody listing and nearly all of his cases have been dismissed!!! We are outraged and we think the community should know how badly our justice system has failed!!!
Linda Bailey

 


Totally Disgusted
I agree with your article and just had to let you know it!! I’m totally disgusted, Monday evening I got a ticket, a cell phone ticket!! On the ticket it reads the location as Hwy 299 & Roff. I was pulled over across from Gephettos. My frustration is in the fact that the officer assumed I was on my cell phone because (his words were) “[I] was looking down too long”!! At no time from the point that I left McDonald’s until the traffic light in front of Dollar General was I on my cell phone!! I had just bought a soda, was putting the straw in, also opened a snack size bag of chips, and broke a finger nail!!! By the time I was at the light, the light was red and then I picked up my phone, but as soon as it turned green I chucked it into the passenger seat. This is when he pulled me over. Then he proceeded to tell me not to worry that it wouldn’t go to DMV and it wouldn’t affect my insurance, but “oh ya, of course there’s going to be a fine”…..

If they would put that much effort into “harassing” the thugs on the streets, in the woods, stealing from Safeway, doing drugs next to Dollar General, robbing people in JP, dealing drugs…. ya, I think Burney would be a nicer place again.

The problem with harassing those people is – there’s no money in it. They are getting the money from us by assuming we are going to do something that warrant giving tickets. Must be quota season…… Destiny Taveras

 


Thank You
We are humbled by the response of the community and all the local and district services that came in to look for Lyn, and those who provided food, so we would eat. It was amazing. We are grateful to have had you all here. Know you made a difference. Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.
The Lyn Palmer Family.

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