The Victimization of Los Osos

Who are the real victims in Los Osos? The answer is clear: everyone in the Prohibition Zone regardless of political ideology.

There is a psychological phenomenon called the Stockholm syndrome when hostages start feeling empathizing with their captors, which appears irrational given the dangers and risks endured by the victims.

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Town Historian Fails PZLDF Test

Ann Calhoun (original comic by Schrank, BBC)

On January 6, Ann Calhoun of Calhoun’s Can(n)ons posted some comments regarding the landmark Dec. 28 Prohibition Zone Legal Defense Fund ruling that, as an inside look at the suit, are rather fascinating but problematic. She even mentioned Razor Online and The ROCK, and was overtly dismissive of our analysis. Fair enough. She’s entitled to her opinion, but not to her own facts. Here’s what we have to say on the issues raised by Calhoun.

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Legal Analysis: PZLDF Suit a Colossal Disaster

 

Gail "Ringleader" McPherson

Is it the beginning of the end for Los Osos activists fighting against the sewer leviathan?

On December 28, San Luis Obispo County Judge Charles S. Crandall issued his ruling of the Prohibition Zone Legal Defense Fund v. Regional Water Quality Control Board — and it was bad news for the Gail McPherson-led group. The judge found that the Regional Water Quality Control Board provided sufficient evidence to validate the Cease and Desist orders (CDOs) that were delivered to 45 individuals in January 2006. The judge relied heavily on 14,000 pages of documentation provided by the Regional Water Board including Resolution 83-13, which prohibited septic tank discharges within the Los Osos Prohibition Zone. And what did the petitioners — whose burden was to prove their case with the preponderance of evidence — provide the court?

If you believe the judge, next to nothing.

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