I am glad so many people here are supporting our South Coast crew, willing to recognize that there is more to this story than we have heard. So many of you are keeping an open mind, willing to prevent the presumption of innocence (yes, I know how to spell it) from being a meaningless series of words just strung together. We are doing what we are so known for, supporting each other in difficult times.
Truth has many sides, not just one or two. I often used to tell juries, as does a jury instruction, that two people witnessing the same event, will have two different versions. They may be similar, and they may differ little or a lot, but if they are the same, it is because the two parties got together and decided jointly which version they would present. Ask any cop, or defense attorney. We know this is the way of perception.
This Cal Trans story likely will have many layers, and many parts. We may never know what is true, particularly if we cannot depend on the local media. It will come to light in bits and pieces over the next few days, weeks, and perhaps months.
On a related note, i am concerned that I have yet again been removed from Jack’s WildBigSur email list, after posting a version of my Innocence post there. I never saw it, and I wouldn’t have seen the 5-6 responses I received, if it hadn’t been forwarded to me by a friend. Why does he do this? I know of at least one other very knowledgable, very responsible blogger about things Big Sur, who has also been banned. Given my experience, and this other person’s, I do not believe it is an accident. I would love to be wrong. I haven’t gotten ANY Pelican Network emails for a couple years now, unless they are forwarded, and I just was re-added to WildBigSur a couple months ago, and once again, I have been removed – because I spoke out about an injustice? Why is that? Inquiring minds want to know.