The men, including Harrison Ulrich Jack, a 1968 graduate of West Point who now lives in Woodland and operates a consulting firm, allegedly conspired to to obtain hundreds of AK-47s, Stinger missiles, anti-tank missiles, mines, rockets and C-4 explosive, as well as smoke grenades, to overthrow the Laotian government, all while he was appointed as Yolo County Ombudsman.
You can read the full coverage by the Sacramento Bee on this story. Unbelievable!
This has gained national and international attention and is being shown by every major news station. Channel 3 has been running around Woodland doing interviews and chasing down leads.
Here is the entire criminal complaint.
Here is the story on Channel 3.
Here is the story in the Fresno Bee. Thanks to Anon.
You can read the press release here when Yolo County hired Jack.
Here is my favorite quote.“The appointment of Harrison Jack signals our Board’s sincere desire to create a “safe place” for employees who have concerns that they may feel can not be addressed through other channels,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair
Mariko Yamada. “We are especially pleased to have Mr. Jack available to our employees with his extensive background in analyzing workplace strengths, weakness and opportunities.”
The other story here:
Many claim that genocide is still a common occurrence in Laos. Rebecca Sommer has a web page http://www.rebeccasommer.org/ and has done a documentary on the terrible acts taking place in that region. The documentary portion called "Hunted Like Animals" tells of child slavery, rape and other terrible acts against the Hmong people. When you see how terrible it is to help someone and to be still paying the price 35 years later, you can begin to understand where a person like Jack is coming from. I do encourage you to watch this documentary. At least to see his point of view.
I have to believe that there is more to this story, given Jack's background in Vietnam. I would guess he helped recruit Hmong people during that era for the CIA and now feels bad about it. Helping them was his only option.
That is just a guess, I could be wrong, probably am. I still see a movie or book being made from this.