I was finally able to make my way down to the San Bruno Police Department today to file an official complaint of intentional homicide, also known as first degree murder. I called the station before making the trip as their website states that you must speak to an officer before making a report. I assumed this to mean that complaints are evaluated for probable cause prior to being accepted however, I am only guessing. I also practice open carry of a knife and wanted to make sure that I would not be breaking any laws were I to bring it. I was told to consult professional legal advice by the department staff person. I left the knife at home. I open carry due to ongoing “Gangstalking” activity brought on by my activism. Speaking truth to power is lethal these days.
Thankfully, BART lets you off right in front of the San Bruno Police Station, at the San Bruno BART Station. I was relieved to discover this as the area is somewhat rural and I do not feel safe when so isolated. There were individuals whom I deemed to be suspicious on the way over but since BART has so many cameras I felt confident enough to make the trip alone. Really, I had no choice since I needed official documentation attesting to the fact that a complaint had been filed and I was now a party to the case. In the past, I have encountered limitations when seeking information related to investigations that were active and ongoing, when I had no official involvement in them. By filing this complaint I hope to have removed some future obsticals that would have otherwise left me unable to be a participant and possibly even an observer. Now when conducting research, attending hearings etc, I can present this complaint if ever challenged as to what my status is as a party of interest. It was also something that I felt I needed to do based purely on moral imperitive anyway. One more voice adding to the outcry for justice. I would have done it for that reason alone.
Everyone at the San Bruno Police Department was courteous and professional, I detected no insincerty whatsoever, only the desire to serve a member of the public. I did however, register a reaction of surprise in those officers whom I told what I was doing, but EVERY officer and person I have told has given me the same response, usually followed by thoughtful contemplation. My encounter with Officer Haggarty was no different.
I did admit to him that I felt somewhat uncomfortable since I had no actual involvement in the case, had never met Mrs. Greig and did not know her family, but he assured me that members of the public should speak up when they feel the need to do so. He was very nice and assured me that the matter was under active Federal investigation but that he could not discuss any details, that he himself felt very strongly about the case since he grew up not far from where the explosion happened. He then told me that prosecutors were waiting to see how all of the ongoing proceedings turned out before any possible charges might be filed. I of course understood that. I then told Officer Haggarty that I had been down to visit the CPUC and had spoken with people (one person actually) who had known the victim Mrs. Greig. Again, he seemed mildly surprised. I also informed him that I planned to attend the November 18th administrative hearing at CPUC headquarters in San Francisco, which he acknowledged.
Officer Haggarty then asked me if I had any material information that I could provide him with, to which I was forced to respond “No, I don’t, but I sure wish that I did.” Finally, I asked for some form of reciept or acknowledgement for my complaint and visit. Officer Haggarty then told me to wait while he went to go get it. In short order he returned and presented me with the above card. I then apologized for taking up his time and he somewhat irritably responded that it was alright. Having dealt with quite a few officers before, I took this to be disapointment over an unproductive lead. I believe he really wanted me to be able to provide him with information that would have advanced his case. Sorry about that Officer Haggarty, I sincerely wish I did have something of more value to contribute beyond that of a concerned citizen. Perhaps that will change in the future as things progess and a bone or two can be unearthed.
As I have stated before, this explosion has bothered me from the very start and after learning of Mrs. Greig and her family’s tragedy, I have been tormented. The devoloping tyranny that we see emerging in our society today is truly frightening and harkens back to the darkest periods of the 1930’s. In actuallity, the dictators of those days would probably have been green with envy over the capabilities of the state we have today. I see Mrs. Greig’s and her daughter Janessa’s plight as a most grievous wound on the face of our crumbling democracy. When corporations can so easily terrify and erase those endeavoring to preserve our rights as citizens and consumers, we should all be clamoring to their defense, especially in death. I am willing to be such a one, even if I am the only one. Make no mistake about it, I am feeling the heat for it too. For me, it simply boils down to this. A statement was made that day on September 9th, 2010, that even the sanctity of mother and child was not enough to stand in the way of profits. How low can you go? I simply cannot in good conscience just sit idley by as some monstrous force in our midst has it’s way. I may not see the whole of this particular monster clearly just yet, but the trail of blood is all too bright. As long as I can be called an American and do consider myself to be a patriot, I must do SOMETHING, ANYTHING that I can. Today was that day, with hopefully more to come. In that spirit hopefully, I will not be alone. Anyone care to join me? Anyone care to support Officer Haggarty and his investigation for the sake of us all? For Mrs. Greig and her daughter? Their surviving family? Anyone?