The boyfriend of the woman killed by the Yuba City police has been denied a decrease in bail.The judge finds that the charges do not warrant dropping bail down to $5,00 and being released on his recognizance. Oh, and his attorney admits he “might have been drinking” the night in question.
Color me not shocked. Booze + guns = Bad Things.
It has been an education in paranoia reading the various comments in the local rag. There are those who insist he being held in jail because the police don’t want his story getting out. They are upset because the judge won’t lower bail. Seriously? He drank, he pulled a gun on an unarmed census worker, and he’s the good guy? Do these fools want Drunk Armed Guy living next door to them?
They claim she was protecting her home. From what? Yuba City ain’t exactly the ‘hood in Oakland. The census workers are easy to identify and so are uniformed police officers. She lived in safe middle class neighborhood and home invasions are about as rare as T-Rexes around here.
People, I, a middle aged white woman, has passed through some pretty bad neighborhoods, at night, by myself, without a gun and NOTHING HAPPENED. There is no reason for any person in predominately white, middle-class neighborhoods in sleepy little bedroom communities feel the need to arm themselves to answer a knock on the door at 7:45 in the evening.
It would be funny, if I wasn’t stuck living in the Wild West.