I have been reflecting on Michael Winkler’s recent open letter regarding the Arcata City Council’s decision to relocate the statue of William McKinley from the Plaza. I was at that meeting, having marched from the Plaza to City Hall with 200 others, and I have been at other meetings in the past where this subject has come up. Michael seemed appalled at the tone of the council meeting, where an engaged and loud crowd were expressing their opinions.
The message was clear from the attendees at the Feb. 21 Arcata City Council meeting: if you oppose taking the McKinley statue down you are complicit in racism and, yes, the murder of oppressed people. If you don’t accept the Wiyot position favoring removal, you are guilty of continuing the imperialist oppression of which McKinley was the poster boy. If you couldn’t accept that this was a vote from the heart, maybe you lack a heart.
On Friday, March 16 at 6:44 a.m., Arcata Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of a theft which had just occurred from a business at 5000 Valley West Blvd. Upon arrival, officers' attempted to contact the subject in a vehicle, which was parked in the parking lot. The male locked himself in the vehicle and refused to comply with officer's orders to exit the vehicle or roll down his windows.
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