This Public Service Announcement is directed specifically to those who are invested in the Humboldt justice system right now and may not be familiar with John Chiv’s work and his role in the community.
His views are his own. He manages comments meaning is site is limited to only those comments he wishes us to see.
a) He is anti-SJW (Social Justice Warrior). Here is a recent post about (I believe) a person who was injecting a drug in public near local businesses and was caught on tape.
His comment… “SJWs need to stand up to the drug dealers and those that contribute to this problem. They don’t, they attack those of us that did not cause it.”
This framework is critical to understanding his point of view. Anti- Social Justice Warrior sentiment began with a small but vocal and unashamed segment of society. Generally these voices are anonymous or hidden behind a handle. I am not sure if John is aware of the background of the anti-SJW movement, but for John and other readers, here is a thoughtful and inspired (if dense) review of the use of “SJW” from a Fred Clark, a white evangelical liberal blogger.
What ‘SJW’ really means (Fred Clark | September 13, 2016)
No, ‘SJW’ is not used to deflate pompous Comstockian moralists. That’s not how it’s used at all. (Fred Clark | September 14, 2016)
b) He is vocal member of at least two local sites – his own and The Humboldt Consequential’s jihad against a local foundation’s funding of True North Organizing Network. From their site…
“The True North Organizing Network develops leadership in communities with common values across Tribal Lands, Del Norte, and Humboldt Counties. True North supports families, elders, youth, and individuals of diverse faith traditions, races, cultures, and economic capacities working together for powerful change. United, using the power of relationships and a disciplined community organizing model, True North leaders are courageously challenging social, economic, and environmental injustice in our region.”
His latest post on this subject was just yesterday and he asked the pressing question…”The Business of Race” brought to you by HAF ,True North Organizing Network and who else?”
The full title of the flyer is “The Business of Race: Improving Our Business Climate by Welcoming Our Changing Community.” (Aside, please read Thadeous Greenson’s take on his personal take on diversity here. Business interests is one of the last reasons we share our community which belongs to all of us. But sadly, this is how an inclusive message gets across to those whose first concern may be their bottom line.)
From the Equity Alliance’s site:
“The Equity Alliance of the North Coast (Equity Alliance) was created by local organizations, institutions, and community members who want our communities to be more inclusive of people who have been marginalized based particularly on race or ethnicity. The basic premise is increasing access to opportunities with good outcomes afforded equitably to everyone. Partners and supporters recognize we are operating from a societal blueprint that has historically excluded particular groups from some opportunities we all need to thrive. This initiative will increase practical understanding of individual and structural exclusion, apply best practices to achieve inclusion, and build a diverse network of peers working toward a common goal of equity – all while incorporating local voices and expertise to learn from and engage out-groups in the process.”
Are you noticing a pattern here? It seems to me, seeking equity is seen, in and of itself, as unfair to those who will be less than welcome because of the extra welcoming heaped on those who have been marginalized particularly due to race or ethnicity.
c) Finally, John posts last night this “If the APD does not arrest and charge Parris Wright and the Castillo brothers immediately for “assault and battery” on Kyle we plan press charges to compel the APD to perform their duties in a responsible manner. “
This is from Kyle Zoellner’s uncle. Kyle Zoellner is one of a handful of people found to have motivation to have killed David Josiah Lawson, but as of yet there has not been enough evidence to charge him or anyone else. So, here is John simply following the path of justice as he sees it? Kyle got beat up. There was testimony by the person doing the beating to that effect. Why isn’t the APD “performing their duties in a responsible manner“.
Maybe because this misses a pretty significant point. We do not have a suspect in custody for the murder of Josiah Lawson. First things first? Or, put another way, black lives, Josiah’s life, matters. Let’s investigate assault after we find Josiah’s killer. Please? It’s the right thing to do.
More from John Chiv’s totally not racist comment zone:
Post: “So supportive people are defined as Elijah Chandler, Tina Sampay, and others still claiming this was a racially based crime without evidence and still maligning this community? “
Comments approved by John Chive with no replies from John Chiv:
Anonymous May 18, 2017 at 9:55 AM
Thanks for posting a photo of the “real” Josiah. Liberal outlets always show some kind of baby photo, making the deceased look like a child. Typical. But now???? Now we can see the real LL Dead J.
Problem: If in this picture you don’t see a young handsome individual taking a selfy as people are want to do, maybe you should attend the implicit bias discussion sponsored by the Equity Alliance above.
Anonymous May 18, 2017 at 11:09 PM
see, the thing is: When dumb racist blacks label our entire community to be “racist”… the community will fight back against such bullshit. We WILL point out that dumb, racist blacks are dumb , racist & black. If dumb, racist blacks don’t like that… WHO CARES? This is OUR community, not theirs.
Go home, dumb racist murderers. GO HOME.
Problem: I’ll just let this one speak for itself. I think this is an example of explicit bias, not implicit.
Barbara Billings May 18, 2017 at 7:33 AM
Chandler is still trYing to get his 10 min of fame. Maybe when he fesses up to stabbing his bestie, he will get the attention he is ting so hard to get for himself. (As that posy being shared says)
Problem: Assigning guilt (conveniently to an African American) – if you know something, the information should be given to the APD, otherwise it is inflammatory and wrong to spread innuendos.
Anonymous May 18, 2017 at 8:28 AM
Does no one else in the community think it’s very odd that Elijah has made sure to be all involved in this? I noticed he was with this young man’s mother the day she was speaking with the DA and I sure hope he wasn’t in the room when they were speaking about an active case. It’s very odd that he has done so much media coverage about this. His whole character is off and what I see is that he likes the lime light. Looking at his Facebook you can see he is going for the whole wannabe Abercrombie and finch model thing. But why isn’t anyone else aside from you asking these important questions? Have we become scared of looking “racist” because we want to know the truth? It’s a shame that this man has passed and what’s wrost is one of his friends know his did this and is covering up. Their slogan is “brothers before others” and it shows they are sticking to that
Problem: Assigning guilt (conveniently to an African American) – No evidence here, just “his whole character is off”. Hmmm. Seems like a superficial judgement to me. Important questions indeed! Again, if you have evidence, it belongs with the APD. They may not have time to take your statement though b/c they may be investigating the assault on Kyle Zoellner.