Netflix: Murder Mountain

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  1. Suglo

    Suglo Well-Known Member

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    I found that appellate court decision last night while watching Murder Mountain. Funny that the second article you talk about alludes to that opinion. I plugged in the name of one of the Alderpoint 8 into google and up popped that Court opinion. I won’t be surprised if the authorities finally bring charges against Quentin in the near future.
     
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    Lilibet Watching and Waiting

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    Thanks for following up on and posting that opinion, Suglo. It was on my to-do list. :) I’m not sure the authorities even know where Quentin is, but we can certainly hope for charges.
     
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    Have been reading up on some of the missing in Humboldt County this afternoon and came across some comments that he may be deceased?!? I hope that those people are wrong. The commenters insinuated that he disappeared after being released from the hospital. Thinking about it a bit more, I hope that Chris (the PI) knows exactly where he is. I haven’t finished the series yet. I get sidetracked looking up all the players and end up going down the rabbit hole(s).
     
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    Yeah, I’m looking at real estate there now. Gorgeous country......cheap prices....
     
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    If I may add some semi-local knowledge here....

    HCSO receives an average of a missing person report per day. These are only the reported missing. Often, the missing are not reported until weeks, months, or years after they were last in contact with anyone, as in the case of Rachel Sloan CA - Rachel Sloan, 23, Longvale, Mendocino County, 13 May 2013. Often, the missing are simply not reported at all, as in the case of Asha Kreimer's neighbor Joy. CA - CA - Asha Kreimer, 26, Point Arena, 21 September 2015

    Deputies, troopers, and wardens in the Emerald Triangle patrol solo. Backup is seldom easily available, and can take as long as two hours to respond when called, due to the rugged terrain and poor roads. And there are some pockets of resistance to LE where the law must venture gingerly. Murder Mountain is one. Its history of violence is lengthy.

    In the late '60s, a narc shot and killed a fleeing marijuana grower. Rolling Stone ran a lead article on the homicide. Then there are the Carson murders, and the death of Garret Rodriquez, as noted above. Shannon House vanished from a few miles east of Alderpoint, near Kettenpom. And Kettenpom has its own history of homicide: https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2012/jan/29/trinity-county-closes-kettenpom-murder-case/. The disappearance of Chris Giaque from Bell Springs Road, the entry to Alderpoint, is another probable homicide; he vanished while making a $50,000 deal for pot. And retribution has stalked the Alderpoint 8.

    So, was it cowardice that led local LE to get together in a party of 40 to raid Murder Mountain? No, it was prudence. LE could not investigate without occupying the ground with a sizable force. This also added the legal pressure of thorough enforcement, as old warrants were served, unregistered vehicles tagged, etc.
     
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    I would like to add some observations on pot legalization.

    The recent legalization of pot in California is not only NOT going to dry up the black market; it has been enacted in such a disastrously haphazard complex fashion as to continue its existence. A logical approach would have been to extend the duties of the state Alcohol and Beverage Control to include monitoring pot. Easy registration and low taxation would have gently pulled growers into legality. Instead, the legalization was left to bankrupt counties eager to suck up large chunks of that loose black market profit. This resulted in county supervisors designing complex licensing schemes costing growers a lot of money; there are documented cases of growers spending $15,000 on the permit process in attempts to become legal. So there still are the conditions for a black market to survive instate.

    The potential for out-of-state black marketing is even greater. California is now producing about five times as much weed as it can consume. Pot prices in localities where cannabis is still illegal are about three times what they are in California. Where there is demand, there will be supply....

    And where there is enough loose money up for grabs, people will fight and even kill for it.
     
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