It’s been said that Southern Humboldt radio station KMUD is the only station in the country to report the location of cops en route to a bust.
During CAMP season, when the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting is in full swing, and caravans of unmarked vehicles are seen heading up a windy SoHum road, for example, KMUD broadcasts the sighting. The information is usually relayed to the station by the Civil Liberties Monitoring Project.
Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman says such announcements put officers at risk, particularly when dealing with drug cartels growing weed in the timberlands and parks.
None of this is new — KMUD and CLMP have been reporting where large caravans of cops are for years. But now that all things Humboldt marijuana are in the spotlight many aspects of the local culture are getting their 15 minutes.
Here’s the story from the San Francisco Chronicle, with a link to a recent California Report broadcast on the not-so-new news.