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Arcata council meeting shut down by Lawson activists

Arcata council meeting shut down by Lawson activists

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – Weighty matters on the Arcata City Council’s first meeting of 2020 went unheard Thursday night because of another important case that remains unsolved – that of the April 15, 2017 killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. During Early Oral Communication, several speakers alleged that a

State Attorney General declines Lawson case

Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office News Release On Thursday, Dec. 5, the California Attorney General’s Office informed Humboldt County District Attorney (DA) Maggie Fleming that it would not be assuming responsibility for the prosecution in the David Josiah Lawson homicide. DA Fleming had requested that the California Attorney General’s Office take the Lawson case in

Charmaine Lawson teams with Arcata Police on Public Service Announcement

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASECHARMAINE LAWSON TEAMS WITH APD ON PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Charmaine Lawson and Arcata Police Chief Brian Ahearn teamed up to tape a public service announcement to ask for the public’s assistance in identifying witnesses who were present at a house party the morning of April 15, 2017 when Charmaine’s Son, David Josiah

Still no report on Lawson police response

Steve Robles Mad River Union ARCATA – Despite a a claim by National Police Foundation President Jim Burch at an Arcata City Council meeting in August that a report into the investigation into the killing of David Josiah Lawson would be turned over “within weeks,” that hasn’t happened yet. Arcata City Manager Karen Diemer said

Temperance League Fountain to get historical plaque

Steve Robles Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council voted last week to form language for a plaque at the Women’s Christian Temperance Union fountain on the Plaza. Following a unanimous vote, in which only City Manager Karen Diemer briefly mentioned the history of the temperance movement, the council formed a subcommittee comprised

Critical reaction to APD’s new Lawson outreach

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – Seeking to relaunch the investigation into the killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson, Arcata Police Wednesday released hitherto non-public images of individuals who were at the April 15, 2017 party at which he was stabbed to death. The intent is to identify individuals at the

APD seeking Lawson witnesses

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE APD SEEKS THE PUBLIC’S HELP WITH LAWSON INVESTIGATION  The Arcata Police Department has established a 24-hour tip line for any member of the public to call and provide information on the murder of David Josiah Lawson.  Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State University student, was killed at a house party in

City of Arcata PRESS RELEASE APD SEEKS THE PUBLIC’S HELP WITH LAWSON INVESTIGATION  The Arcata Police Department has established a 24-hour tip line for any member of the public to call and provide information on the murder of David Josiah Lawson.  Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State University student, was killed at a house party in

Calls for DOJ to take over Lawson case

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA CITY HALL – Citizens took to the mic at the public lectern during last week’s City Council meeting to decry a decision by a Humboldt County Grand Jury not to press charges in the April 15, 2017 killing of Humboldt State student David Josiah Lawson. After reviewing evidence

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