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Gallegos on the Jackson firing

Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos fired his current political challenger Allison Jackson in 2004. He said in a recent forum that prosecutors who can’t meet the basic requirements of honesty, fairness and competence are unfit to work for the people of the State of California.

  1. Harold h. Greene
    October 18, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I wouldn’t vote for her.

    Allison Jackson sounds mean and opportunistic.

  2. Anonymous
    October 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    So if he believes that, why is he still running? You took two completely different clips to slander somebody. Now if Jackson really did that bad, never mind the high praises she got, for the high quality work she did, she wouldn’t of given written permission to NCJ to find out why she was fired. This post is completely at odds with the truth. Logic says once again Paul is lying.

  3. Anon 1
    October 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Allison is a power monger and I wouldn’t trust her with representing me for anything..

  4. Joe
    October 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Jackson presented the NCJ with confidential documents that she took from the DA’s office during her attempts so smear Gallegos in 2006. She is dishonest and incompetent.

  5. Anonymous
    October 18, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    And if it was somebody you liked, you would put her in the class of whistle-blower, and singing praises about her.

  6. Anonymous
    October 18, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I wouldn’t vote for Gallegos. His track record since being elected is train wreck for the victims of Humboldt County.

  7. Not A Native
    October 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Anonymous, generally a person fired for cause doesn’t agree with the decision. So Jackson sincerely believes she was terminated without good reason and is proud of her performance. That would explain why she says her record is open. Unfortunately her position is disingenuous because she can’t unilaterally produce the record of her dismissal.

    If Gallegos had terminated her unfairly she could have pursured that legally and we’d all now know some of the specifics. As it is, Gallegos decision is unchallenged and it seems reasonable to assume that it wasn’t unfair or illegal, but within his discretion as DA.

    So, it looks to me like Jackson performed in a manner Gallegos reasonably found to be unacceptable, and he terminated her. If you favor Gallegos, you’ll probably assume that was a good decision. If you don’t favor Gallegos, you’ll probably assume it was a poor decision.

    Other than as prejudiced gossip and innuendo about Jackson’s motivation being spite or a grudge, I don’t think Jackson’t dismissal is important. But I understand some other voters do think its important, I guess thats why H. created this thread.

  8. Anonymous
    October 18, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Since when is a “victim” ever satisfied?

  9. 2 more cents worth
    October 18, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    I know them both and I’m supporting Jackson. If honesty, integrity, experience or character are considerations in an election, Allison Jackson is the only choice. If you want disingenuous pandering, well, maybe you do want Gallegos.

  10. Anonymous
    October 18, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    NAN, by the very written permission from Jackson, it is a challenge to the firing. It is a full legal permission for the release of paperwork related to the firing. To say he can’t release those papers is BS.

  11. Anonymous
    October 18, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Do you really think NCJ would asked for the records, if they didn’t have full permission?

  12. October 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Jackson is a carper and egotist.

    During the debates, she did appear to be MEAN, petty, and amateurish. Although she constantly talked about the upper-level specialty educational courses she took (ad infinitum, ad nauseam) — yet she appeared sophomoric.

    Being a progressive, Paul Gallegos has been relentlessly attacked by the reactionary Conservatives —who resist necessary historical change with a dysfunctional passion.

    Gallegos is sincere, professional, and competent — and impressively! he prosecutes his own cases in court, in addition to the administrative functions and appearances at community meetings (including those with the Yurok Tribe) that he fulfills.

    The District Attorney investigative team (for example, Investigator of the Year Wayne Cox and Chief Investigator Mike Hislop) SOLVED the long-standing Curtis Huntzinger case (twenty years). And Humboldt County District Attorney Paul Gallegos forth-RIGHTLY prosecuted former Blue Lake Chief of Police David Gundersen — without hesitation or good old boys favoritism!!

  13. October 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Our DA has earned National Coverage for winning athe Skilled Health Care (SHC) lawsuit. Please re-elect our Humboldt County District Attorney, Paul Gallegos.

  14. Anonymous
    October 18, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    “He said in a recent forum that prosecutors who can’t meet the basic requirements of honesty, fairness and competence are unfit to work for the people of the State of California.”

    Has our current D.A. made any more specific charges? Or are we just supposed to guess what horrible things Jackson is supposed to have done?

  15. snoopy
    October 18, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    I trust Paul. Allison has always talked revenge and closure for survivors. Punishment! She doesn’t have a heart. I would have fired her too.

  16. Eric Kirk
    October 18, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Has our current D.A. made any more specific charges? Or are we just supposed to guess what horrible things Jackson is supposed to have done?

    It would be extremely inappropriate for him to discuss specifics of personnel issues, so you’re going to have to guess. Or you could simply disregard the issue entirely and focus on other issues of the campaign.

  17. Anonymous
    October 19, 2010 at 7:39 am

    In light of his documented plagiarism, that quote about honesty is extraordinarily hypocritical.

  18. Anonymous
    October 19, 2010 at 8:20 am

    In light of the lies on the ballot, Paul’s quote is extremely hypocritical.

  19. High Finance
    October 19, 2010 at 8:40 am

    I caught that statement by Gallegos. It was a dirty tatic and showed him at his worst.

    Desperate incumbents go to the smears when it looks like they will lose. The polls must be showing an Allison Jackson win.

  20. Harold h. Greene
    October 19, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Allison Jackson’s willingness to use law enforcement as a means to find retribution ( political shows ) as punishment for crimes gives us the type of DA she would be – something we could not trust to be ethical in the performance of that office.

    I’d hate to see our law enforcement community become something resonating with what we see in places like Kern County’s District Attorney’s office, or Fresno.

  21. Anonymous
    October 19, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Green apparently forgot Paul was the one who wanted assault weapons for code enforcement, etc.

  22. Harold h. Greene
    October 19, 2010 at 10:03 am

    code enforcement should not need automatic weapons, once everybody knows that. I think the message got through, didn’t it?

  23. Anonymous
    October 19, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Greene, who wanted it, then backtracked?

  24. Harold h. Greene
    October 19, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Mistakes are made. that kind of thing happens all the time. I appreciate the fact Gallegos is responsive to the political pressure that comes from making mistakes because of not having a clear mandate on just which county dept should be doing code enforcement in the first place.

    Yes. On that issue, Mr. Gallegos shows he has integrity.

  25. Anonymous
    October 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Anonymous 9:56, you are mistaken. Gallegos never gave assault rifles to Code Enforcement. Code enforcement were never his employees and after the situation that ensued in So-Hum, he immediately undeputized the code enforcement officers and took their guns away.
    He did however buy “assault rifles” for the DA Investigators, whom are the top law enforcement officers in the county, that have jurisdiction throughout the whole county and are often the first law enforcement on the scene of a crime–and thus should be protected.
    FYI: all new officers that graduate from the CR Police Academy are issued the very same “assault rifles” the Investigators have–they are standard issue.

  26. Anonymous
    October 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    High Finance, if you want to talk about dirty tactics you should look to Ms. Jackson’s campaign. She has been putting out deliberately dishonest campaign materials, falsely using the names of her “endorsers,” telling only one side of the story and cherry-picking statistics…all to try to smear Gallegos.
    Maybe she should try running on her own merits–not just the fact that she is a woman.

  27. High Finance
    October 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Her campaign is not pure, you are correct about that 2.24pm.

  28. blackcoffee
    October 20, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Anybody else not want to vote for either one?

  29. Anon
    October 20, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Why would the DA investigators be the first on the scene? Should be Sheriffs or PD as they investigate and turn over their investigation if enough evidence to the DA for prosecution.

    Who is letting the DA’s know about the crime if they are the first responders? They don’t get the 911 calls.

  30. the reasonable anonymous
    October 20, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I’m supporting Gallegos, but I must say that I have yet to hear a persuasive argument as to why DA investigators should need assault rifles.

  31. Anonymous
    October 20, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Humboldt County DA Investigators have the same standard issue weapons as all the other law enforcement agencies because they are law enforcement; they are on the scenes of crimes that are dangerous, both as back-up to other agencies and when they are investigating cases after the other agencies have handed over the investigation to the DA’s office. A recent example would be the Kneeland shooting http://www.times-standard.com/ci_16131695?IADID=Search-www.times-standard.com-www.times-standard.com.

    The DA Investigators are highly trained, can be in life threatening situations and should be able to protect themselves if the situation arises.

  32. the reasonable anonymous
    October 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Thanks for the answer, 11:19. I think most of us don’t fully understand the role of the DA investigators. I didn’t realize, for example, that DA investigators may be called to respond to an active crime scene, as “backup” for other officers. If so, I guess I can see the justification for them having the additional firepower available, if needed.

    As far as the recent Kneeland murder goes, were the DA investigators involved in the capture of the suspect, or were you just giving that as an example of dangerous law enforcement situations in general?

  33. Anonymous
    October 20, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    RA: The DA Investigators were working directly with the Sheriff’s Department in the Kneeland shooting.

    “Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office turned up 20 pounds of dried marijuana…ammunition…at the grow site.

    ”Anything in conjunction with the homicide is still under investigation,” DA Investigator Kyla Smith said.


  34. Labuelita
    November 3, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I can finally sleep at night now that Gallegos has won. People of Humboldt Co.,if you only knew how right a decision you made…you have voted in accountability and credibility.

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