Sunday, May 09, 2010

More Bottlenecks Needed!

Interesting response made to an opinion piece in last week's Humboldt Beacon. I hadn't thought of it this way before but, if the Richardson Grove bottleneck is good for the county, shouldn't we make more of them?

Benbutchie wrote, "If a bottleneck at Richardson Grove actually has benefits to the local economy, then why not cheaply install them on 299 and 199. If you limit the truck size to maybe that of a biodiesel VW bus then think of all the new local trucking jobs and environmental benefits we could create. Not to mention how it would enhance our 'uniqueness'."


At 4:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that Rose has not yet posted this article to her blog, but maybe you will?

At 5:49 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Well, I'll let it stay as a comment, but don't know it's worth much of a mention in my mind.

Sure, good job, Wayne, but I don't see this as all that of a successful closure of a case. I might be choosing the wrong words for there.

I've said before I could of pretty much done what they did. They pretty much just gave a guy in prison a relatively free ride on the murder in order for him to fess up on where the body is.

I understand it was widely believed he (they guy who finally fessed up) was the one who did it. They just couldn't get enough evidence to connect him to it.

So, the guy's already in prison for something else. He was gonna be spending some heavy time there already, if what I remember is correct. Isn't he also terminally ill?

They go to him and say they'll only go with manslaughter for the child molest/ murder, if he just tells where the body is and he agrees.

I think I could of done that and, quite honestly, I don't know that I have a problem with them doing it. After all, it's been a long time.

But, when you think of it, this basically involved what seems to have been continual sexual activities between the victim and the murderer. That's child molest which many people see red just hearing about. Add to that the murder and you'd have most of the entire screaming for the death penalty, had this information been available back when it happened.

Interesting how everybody seemed to just shrug it off once they found the body. Wonder how many of the shruggers insisted Tate/ LaBianca murderer, Susan Atkins, remain in prison despite her brain cancer and missing limbs?

At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sentiments exactly Fred. I was pretty disappointed in that outcome.

At 9:29 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Well, maybe not exactly your sentiments, since I wrote that I don't know that I really had a problem with them giving a guy that's supposedly dying, and already in prison, a free ride in exchange for coming clean on what happened and where the body is.

I do have a bit of a problem with this being made into a super fantastic cold case investigation that deserves an award, never mind a statewide award.


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