A slight modification in the unreasonable police state protocol at the Humboldt County Jail. Of course it took community outrage with a resulting murder to do anything about this insanity.
After paradoxically being arrested without explanation for a concealed weapon charge when I reported being attacked by a crazy hitchhiker, I was released in Eureka, given a check for my roughly $50 with my wallet and bicycle in McKinleyville at the end of the business day no less. I was pissed off on multiple levels. The charges were eventually dropped when I attempted to have a trial but it was a miserable experience with five days in jail, since it included a weekend. My dismissal took months of hearings, getting up early, stressing when the bus was late worrying if I missed it and then would have a warrant for my arrest.
With this kind of magical treatment it is no surprise when they release somebody mentally imbalanced in the middle of the night , far from home with a "prisoners trust check" that it is a massive disservice to the community resulting in more crime. What a good way to subsidize justification for the police state. Corrections, sure.
My story has more ridiculousness than summed up here but that will have to be another post entirely.