Vote for Stacey Eads, Says Retired Assistant DA

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

If we are reasonable people, I will have my reasons and you will consider them.

I have known Stacey Eads for more than 20 years and had a professional acquaintance with the other District Attorney candidates for some time. Ms. Eads is clearly the superior in judgement, experience and ability.  She is possessed of essential decency and common sense.  She has an exemplary track record of obtaining justice and a singular talent for getting things done.   She is the only reasonable choice.

Wes Keat

Humboldt County Assistant District Attorney, retired

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Guest
Guest
1 month ago

Ok, I got first comment and question, and I would like to make this count. Which Candidate will be hard on Criminals in this County. I believe the vast majority of citizens are fed up with Fentanyl dealers, armed with guns, possessing stolen property from burglaries or home invasions being arrested and released while out on bail for 2-3 similar arrests. Mendocino County seems to charge higher, hold longer, and set higher bails. Criminals around here believe its easier to steal a car than to call a taxi for a ride from Arcata to Eureka. Law Enforcement is making arrests and the recent surge in arrests for Fentanyl instead of cannabis busts should be followed by prison terms. In not one ad, endorsement, or statement to date have I heard a Candidate say they are going to put the worst of the repeat offenders away in prison. Maggie Failed miserably for her tough on crime stance. The Endorsements, Campaign Staff, and ads seem unwilling to claim who will claim back the safety of our homes and county. I believe the answer to this question will determine the winner by a landslide. Who will stop the revolving door for violent drug… Read more »

Guest
Guest
1 month ago
Reply to  Guest

And Silence. On a Sunday night, no supporters or managers of Campaigns can muster an Answer.

Roger ReesD
Roger Rees
1 month ago
Reply to  Guest

The answer to your question is clearly Stacey Eads. I’m not a campaign manager, though.

Alf
Alf
1 month ago
Reply to  Roger Rees

Why, then, won’t she come out and say it? Why won’t she answer the question in some format? Why is it that law enforcement seems to dislike her as a future DA? I ask all of this as an undecided voter.

nomanD
noman
1 month ago
Reply to  Alf

Friday, May 20th 2022
https://krcrtv.com/north-coast-news/eureka-local-news/district-attorney-candidates-address-humboldts-fentanyl-crisis
North Coast News met with each of the three DA candidates to see what they would do about the ongoing issue. All three are in favor of harsh consequences for those who distribute the drug, especially repeat offenders. 

Alf
Alf
1 month ago
Reply to  noman

Basically this talks only about Fentanyl. Eads apparently wants to charge dealers. However, she seems to want to continue using voluntary rehab which is failing miserably. I cannot support any response to drug user related crime that doesn’t mandate incarceration in a facility where they will remain until proven rehabilitation is verified as well as the maximum penalty for the crime committed.

Still, this article doesn’t address the issues of burglary, vandalism, and a bunch of other street crimes currently totally ignored by the DA office.

Based on this article I have no more information with which to choose.

Nooo
Nooo
1 month ago
Reply to  Alf

It’s not enough to promise. There has to be a reasonable expectation of ability to do.