City to Move on Food Not Bombs Tuesday 9-29 Pre-Empting 200th Day of COVID support and Evicting Nearby Campsites

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry has called for Community support tomorrow when the City has threatened to move on Food Not Bombs, trying to force it into a more constricted space as well as evict without alternatives nearby tent and ground-sleeper residents. 

He also posted an extensive update in the comments following https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/27/18837088.php (“Santa Cruz City Officials to evict Food Not Bombs, the Homeless Union COVID -19 Relief Center“). 

He is urging folks to show up with friends and video capability tomorrow morning at 8 AM and then later in the day at the 200th day celebration at 1-6 PM. Check the indybay story for more details, a downloadable flyer, and a place to leave comments.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today September 27, 2020 Food Not Bombs Again Under Attack, City Council Delays Library Burial, Ousts RV Parking, Seaside’s RV dweller Anton Hunger…-Flashbacks to January 1992


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City Council continues to defy the demands of the Community regarding police defunding to curb police violence, discrimination, homeless harassment, and overspending.  It had NOTHING on its agenda regarding shifting funds to non-violent alternatives and has no scheduled budget hearings on the bloated police budget or anything else–things being left in the hands of the City Manager and staff.  While the library scam was delayed for several weeks thanks to community pressure, the Transportation and Public Works Commission’s 5-2 vote supporting Alicia Kuhl’s independent safe RV parking group was overturned by a 6-1 vote after a bigoted narrative in an organized well-spoken hate-the-homeless Take Back Santa Cruz-themed campaign without any statistical substantiation from police or discussion of the Commission’s vote.

The D.A. and the SCPD have still not dropped inflated and groundless charges against MARTY MIRABEL (“PIRATE”) for defending his friend Ben’s vehicular home from a massive police raid in violation of CDC “shelter-in-place” guidelines.   After a gang of nearly a dozen officers surrounded him and slammed Marty to the ground, police continue to cite and harass Ben in spite of the CDC requirements and the Martin v. Boise decision prohibiting such official terrorism.  No new news on this situation
Expanded motel access for some of the vulnerable homelessness hasn’t stopped Assistant City Mangler Susie O’Hara and her loyal confederate Megan Bunch from spreading their standard stories about “shelter alternatives” that do not either meaningfully or physically exist for folks being displaced.  Rather there are waiting lists and unhealthy group shelters (for some).  Food to those in the few hotels made available is reportedly being cut back.  There are no protected areas set aside for the toxic air quality alerts, the smoke danger, and cooling functions–particularly impactful of those outside, and of the broader community–given the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dangerous COVID-19 vulnerable group shelters at the Vet’s Hall, Armory, “Housing Smatters” Paul Lee Loft, and Laurel St. continue to be the main “go to” for police”  as a warehousing “alternative” when they threaten the visually “undesireable” outdoor camps. 

Those camps–in the Pogonip, along and under Hiway 1, along the levee, continue to be starved of resources like porapotties, wash stations, and trash pick-up’s and are now under threat of removal.  City Mangler Martin Bernal’s Bumbuster Police, Rangers, and Public Works crews seem to be removing or reducing previous COVID-19 “emergency” accommodations in defiance of public health needs.   Encampments along the San Lorenzo pathway near the Broadway bridge and along Hiway 1 at River St.  which multiplied exponentially after the City and County created more refugees by displacing the larger Benchlands encampment with their own show County-run encampment there. 

No indication that vendors on Beach St. have been invited to resume their family-sustaining sidewalk businesses down near the Boardwalk.

ON TODAY’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:
​    ***  Black Day: The Breonna Taylor Cover-Up: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/24/correcting-misinformation-about-breonna-taylor/

***  ReImagine Santa Cruz video:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SantaCruzFoodNotBombs/permalink/3420081474680522

***  McHenry’s Musings–the Alarming Update from the Vicar of Vegetables: City EvictionMasters at Work

***  City Clowncil Antics: Public Scorn Fends Off the Library Burial; Alicia Kuhl’s RV Fenced Out
***  Anton Hunter of the Seaside “Robert’s Beach” Refugees–a Sharp Update



FLASHBACK TO January 10, 1992 at Berkeley’s People’s Park where workers chopping paths there
***  Linda “the Lark” Edwards and “Bathrobespierre” Robert grill People’s Park gentrifiers.
***  Videojournalist William and street vendor “Jackhammer” John Vance correct the official narrative.
***  Tom, former 1985 Santa Cruz activists, describes why some fall away from street homeless activism***  Alicia of East Bay Food Not Bombs on the trials of trying to build a user-developed bathroom in many prior attempts & other University attacks on community-created structures in the Park.
***  Don, Manager Community Services, and Steve Paskowitz, Poverty Pimp (i.e. Program Manager of $1 million+) on the Berkeley Health & Human  “services” (200 beds for 400 homeless) on “improving” the park
***  Andrea Prichard of Copwatch on being attacked by police clubs while trying to complain to then-Police Chief Dash Butler, few complaints sustained by Police Review Commission

FLASHBACK TO January 28, 1992 Harry Lee Curtis interviewing Bathrobespierre Robert Norse on HUFF &
SPAN (Stop Police Abuse Now!)


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Act Locally or Regret Later

  • Vote (if you choose) for local candidates who oppose the dominant anti-homeless narrative (Alicia Kuhl was recently endorsed by HUFF), but don’t expect them to take real action which, as ever, will be coming from those outside and those who support them on the streets.
  • Stand with Food Not Bombs as they resist the latest City Manager-initiated attack on their vital COVID-19 Survival Station at Laurel and Front.
  • Demand NO SWEEPS OF THE HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS without real alternatives.
  • Support Survival Camp Resisters demanding police respect CDC guidelines and Martin v. Boise
  • Full resources for ALL homeless whether inside or outside the County’s Containment Camp !
  • Check out HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) now meeting Wednesday 11 AM in the courtyard of the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific next to the Bike Church.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 9-24-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org. & archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html Long Interviews with Berkeley’s Carol Denney and Marysville longtimer Bryan Brown

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx  “Cornerstone” Carol Denney reveals and ridicules the latest homeless-removal scheme of the Berkeley Downtown Association.  Associated article:  https://www.berkeleyside.com/2020/09/24/some-of-berkeleys-downtown-ambassadors-now-carry-batons-and-pepper-spray


xxx  “Brightheart” Bryan Brown of Marysville Discusses Attorney Antics as the Homeless There Attempt to Recover their $333,000 settlement.

More Punches at the Poor on Today’s Council Agenda

HUFFsters might be interested in some commentary on today’s City Council agenda.  The meeting starts extremely early at 9:30 AM (for the Closed Session) and then 10:30 AM (for the Regular Open Session).
The article expands on a recent letter I sent to Mayor Justin Cummings concerning continued City misconduct towards unhoused folks as well as the Council’s general obliviousness and what appears to be the usual stacked agenda, rife for rubberstamping.   Any budget discussions or public debate on the pressing issue of the day–defunding police violence–is not on the agenda, of course.
Today’s agenda for the “public” meeting is largely a ratification of the City Manager’s latest decrees and the unelected city staff’s priorities.

For details on a few of the items, go to:  https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/22/18836851.php

Or here is the article:

More Punches at the Poor on Today’s Council Agenda by Robert Norse (rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com)
Tuesday Sep 22nd, 2020 8:42 AM A recent letter I sent to Mayor Justin Cummings remains largely unanswered. I include some selections as well as a few additional comments bearing on today’s agenda at the “public” meeting–largely a rubberstamp of the City Manager’s latest decrees and the unelected city staff’s priorities. Several items caught my attention in today’s agenda.

MAINTAINING THE EMERGENCY CITY MANAGER POWERS
Item 7 simply extends the COVID-19 emergency. Some oppose this based on disagreement as to the proper way to find the COVID-19 pandemic, some dispute its toxicity. My concern is rather the extension of fundamentally unaccountable dicatatorial powers given to City Manager Martin Bernal, city employees, and the police/rangers. As a member of HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom), I focus on the impact of those outside, but, establishing a defacto dictatorship with only token public input, fundamentally alters the whole political process.

LIBRARY BURIAL
The first was the library burial rubberstamping (Item 12 on the Consent Agenda), covered by Erica Aitken at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/21/18836813.php (“The library/parking garage project is a litmus test for the future of Santa Cruz”) with more information at https://www.reimaginesantacruz.com/ . Since the library–when it’s open–in spite of increasing restrictions in recent years–has been something of a resting place for homeless folks, many have been concerned that relocating it under a parking garage may make it less friendly, healthy, and accessible.

EXISTING INDOOR SHELTERS HAZARDOUS
Noticeable by their absence were any stat updates on the availability of safe sheltering (i.e. motel rooms) during the Coronavirus pandemic situation for unhoused folks. City Manager Bernal and his faithful rubberstampers on the City Council have failed to follow CDC guidelines to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 in the congregate shelters such as the Vet’s Hall, the Armory, Laurel St., and the Paul Lee Loft.

TESTING GAP & NO FUNDING ACCOUNTABILITY
As more tourists flock to the City without adequate testing, contact tracing, vaccine prevention, treatment, etc, the danger for all of us–both the unhoused and the housed remains very real. How much Roomkey and Housekey money was spent? How much remains? How many are still unsheltered? How many were tested? Are tests available to those who ask for them?

Given Cummings’ supposed close collaboration with the County, he has access to direct answers: how much was spent, how it was spent, how many vulnerable folks are actually being housed in safer motel rooms away from congregate settings, how many are not. County health worker Jessica Scheinert declined to follow up with any specifics on the questions several months back.–the amount of money received and spent, how many vulnerable homeless people are being turned away, how many are still in the dangerous congregate shelters, and so forth. Nor has Cummings.offered any accounting.

DOUBLE-FACED AND DOUBLE-CROSSING
Last spring Cummings voted not to disperse Ross Camp until there was adequate alternative shelter. Weeks later, under the toxic wing of Councilmember Mathews and Supervisor Coonerty, Cummings ignored his commitment and authorized police to drive hundreds into the bushes, the streets, the downtown, and the neighborhoods. His pretext was a concern to keep County money flowing to the smaller token 1220 River St. shelter which warehoused a fraction of the Ross group.

CREATING REFUGEES VIOLATING LAW & DECENCY
In my letter to him, I pointed out that he now has a chance to rectify that cruel mistake. The issue is back on the table again as the number of visible camps skyrockets along hiway 1 (see https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/videos/1551108471759675). The SCPD continues its abusive and unhealthy homeless displacement raids (see https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/photos/pcb.2522456464726074/2522448391393548/).. And in spite of momentarily expanded shelter, there simply is no plan for legal and accessible shelter for those displaced, nor any protection for their property.

In the Pogonip and along the levee as well many many survival sleepers face demands to leave with what they can carry or face fines and jail (an unconstitutional threat under Boise v. Martin) . I asked Cummings to direct the City Manager to secure an accounting from the County of how many are being displaced, and what kind of facilities are actually open and available for them–given their vulnerabilities and disabilities.
Cummings has made no reply.

ATTACKING THOSE WHOSE HOMES ARE THEIR VEHICLES
Item #20 ignores and attempts to reverse the 5-2 decision of the Public Works Commission in upholding a challenge by Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless President Alicia Kuhl. She and other vehicle-dwellers have parked along Olive St. for a year lawfully and respectfully in spite of hostility from some groups in the City. In violation of the CDC stay-in-place guidelines and legal “no tickets without a shelter option”, city staff have moved to appease reactionary critics with a culture-war agenda. In an attempt to gentrify the area and strip it of poor people so it will have a better “look”, staff proposed shrinking parking spaces so as to functionally exclude Kuhl’s vehicle and that of others there.

My letter to Cummings expressed frustration and disappointment that he even put this item on the agenda. The Mayor (in conference with the City Manager) controls the agenda. This is something Progressives last year learned too well when former Mayor Wakins repeatedly used her power to exclude, weaken, or delay items protecting renters and the poor. When two Councilmembers objected to this process and struggled to change it, they were subject to a recall,

As Mayor,, not unexpectedly, Cummings has declined to use his power to advance Progressive interests. After Cummings’ failure to strongly oppose the decimation of the Progressive majority through the recall, he now tamely proceeds to allow the Mathews majority an easy path to rubberstamping. He had the option to delay such harassment of vehicle dwellers at least until such time as the staff presented actual stats showing a crime problem, or answered the concerns of the Commission which rejected its recommendations.

PECULIAR MAYORAL/MANAGER POWERS
It seems particularly strange that the City Council agenda has no documents I can find that record the Commission’s debate on the issue or give the Council and the public any insight into why they rejected the staff’s “move ’em along” agenda. The answers: inadequate alternate shelter, important shelter-in-place health concerns, a rental crisis, don’t make the staff report.

Former Mayor Watkins repeated exercised Agenda-setting authority to keep Progressive items out of City Council last year. She even maneuvered to move the Council Meeting Calendar section, used in desperation by the Progressive majority last year to override Mayoral censorship, to the top of the agenda so new issues revealed in the meeting wouldn’t be used to require her to agendize Progressive items.

I believe agenda setting should be a public or at least an open process. I don’t believe behind-doors Mayoral-Manager dictating is a good precedent or regular go-to, but Cummings’ failure to use it to protect a vulnerable part of the process is telling in this case.

MORE CRITIQUE OF THE AGENDA ON NET-RADIO
Some of the meeting is gloomily predicted on my Sunday show at https://www1.huffsantacruz.org/lost/1%20FRSC%209-20-20.MP3 (1 hr, 1 minute into the file).

The threatened sweeps defy the CDC’s COVID-19 shelter-in-place advisories as well as the Martin v Boise court requirements banning camping citations and other abusive citations for survival behavior outside.

REAL COMMUNITY ACTION
Some folks look to the November election and the “Progressive” slate of Kuhl, Kumar, Hill, and Brown as a respite from the reactionaries now on the Council. None of them (except perhaps Kuhl) has come out for the firing of the City Manager and the City Attorney–the necessary first step in a fundamental change.

The community must mobilize to keep up pressure on the real power in the community–the staff and those who lead it–as well as the compliant Council. “Progressive”-sounding words historically degrade into complicity. Folks must continue to hit the streets, organize independently, and recognize that the current system is immune and indifferent to rational argument, but understands little other than power.

It takes direct action–whether to remove fences walling off the homeless (and the public), provide daily meals and clothing (as Food Not Bombs does) or to effectuate justice as authorities continue their bad-business-as-usual.

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today September 20,2020 Cooper’s Clarion Call, a Gloomy Look at the 9-22 City Council, Ben: Build Your Own Bathrooms, Alicia in Candidateland–Flashback to 9-18-03..and more

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City Council continues to defy the demands of the Community regarding police defunding to curb police violence, discrimination, homeless harassment, and overspending.  It has NOTHING on its agenda regarding shifting funds to non-violent alternatives.  Item #20 attempts to veto its own Commission report defending the shelter-in-place needs of van-dwellers on Olive St. 

The D.A. and the SCPD have still not dropped inflated and groundless charges against MARTY MIRABEL (“PIRATE”) for defending his friend Ben’s vehicular home from a massive police raid in violation of CDC “shelter-in-place” guidelines.   After a gang of nearly a dozen officers surrounded him and slammed Marty to the ground, police continue to cite and harass Ben in spite of the CDC requirements and the Martin v. Boise decision prohibiting such official terrorism.

While six motels have reportedly  been funded to assist some of the vulnerable houseless, many more remain half-empty.  There are no indoor areas set aside for the toxic air quality alerts, the smoke danger, and cooling functions–particularly impactful of those outside, and of the broader community–given the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dangerous COVID-19 vulnerable group shelters at the Vet’s Hall, Armory, “Housing Mumblings” Paul Lee Loft, and Laurel St. continue to be the main “go to” for police”  as a warehousing “alternative” when they threaten the visually “undesireable” outdoor camps. 

Those camps–in the Pogonip, along and under Hiway 1, along the levee, continue to be starved of resources like porapotties, wash stations, and trash pick-up’s.  City Manager Martin Bernal’s Bumbuster Police, Rangers, and Public Works crews seem to be removing or reducing previous COVID-19 “emergency” accommodations in defiance of public health needs.   Encampments along the San Lorenzo pathway near the Broadway bridge and along Hiway 1 at River St. have multiplied exponentially after the City and County created more refugees with their show-encampment in the Benchlands, running off the larger camp that was there in a repetition of earlier homeless dispersals.  Food to those in the few hotels made available is reportedly being cut back.

No indication that vendors on Beach St. have been invited to resume their family-sustaining sidewalk businesses down near the Boardwalk.
SHOCKING VIDEO OF THE EXPANSION OF UNSUPPORTED SURVIVAL ENCAMPMENTS ALONG HIWAY 1 on 9-17: https://www.facebook.com/HomelessOutsideSantaCruz/videos/1551108471759675

VIDEOS OF AN SCPD GANG SURROUNDING A TACKLED AND TASERED BLACK MAN just outside the Westside Farmer’s Market at 12:40 PM 9-12-20 yesterday at https://twitter.com/gardengorl/status/1304894730698764290?s=12&fbclid=IwAR0k0z8qdkPJUWAeHAdT91f6CSbrqe71bpIs_vT7Mc9_YaLzu5m5CX7C3AA

EARLIER VIDEO OF THE POLICE MOBBING MARTY AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP_IS4fR2JM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR31gdenzugCVMc_TnLhFJwK_P-jgh-nLUzoTe250Wa0fnza5usMZPwHQKA   As Marty’s case in court reveals more police videos, more evidence may emerge of local “peacekeeping”.


ON TODAY’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:
​    ***  “Cry of Hope” Cooper D’Angelo’s Lengthy Update from her Latest Camp above the Benchlands
***  Upchuck at the upcoming City Council meeting Tuesday 9-22 with Mayor Cummings “zone ’em away” compliance (item #20) with Take-Back-Santa-Cruz bigots eager to run off low-income RV residents from the City including Cumming’s excuses to the Grand Jury for homeless resource negligence.  Cummings’ dodge-em report: https://ecm.cityofsantacruz.com/OnBaseAgendaOnline/Documents/ViewDocument/HOMELESSNESS%20%20BIG%20PROBLEM%2C%20LITTLE%20PROGRESS%20-%20CITY%20COUNCIL%20OF%20SANTA%20CRUZ%20-.pdf?meetingId=1535&documentType=Agenda&itemId=7888&publishId=7150&isSection=false .
***  Alicia Kuhl–on site at the Homeless (FNB) Survival Center–and on KZSC with John Malkin (full interview: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/09/19/18836765.php )

***  Marty Mirabel (“Pirate”) & Noel Review the Cops’ Case Against Him for Speaking Up Against A Van Seizure
***  “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry Gives the Weekend Round-Up on Life in the Survival Zone



FLASHBACK TO SEPTEMBER 18, 2003
***  Sylvia and friends: police harassment
***  Mikuriya Hearing against a Doc assisting patients in getting medical marijuana: report

***  Pat Riles, De Anza Trailer Park Homeowner, on the City’s cowardly retreat from promised rent control***  Paul Marcelin-Sampson struggles to restore the right to distribute flyers at the Metro Center***  Bill of Rights Defense Committee looks local withdrawal from the Patriot Act***  John Shrim–Travelin’ Poet Heading for Venice***  Jolly Roger Comedy Troupe: Berkeley City Council Bemoans a Recent Court Decision OKing Panhandling



SHOW ARCHIVES AND DESCRIPTIONS

Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/Recent Past Shows are Archived separtely at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
Many Pre-2017 Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html
Many Pre-2017 Shows are Archived at http://radiolibre.org/brb/
Archives prior to 2004 are at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html
For Flashbacks before 1995, go to http://huffsantacruz.org/radio.html and search for “Flashback”

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 9-17-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org. & archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html Updates from Troy, Russell, Cooper, and a listen-in on Pleich’s Interviews with Kumar, Kelsey, and Brown

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx  Troy reports on the Start of Sweeps Along the San Lorenzo Levee with no Shelter Options

xxx  “Progressive” candidates Kayla Kumar, Kelsey Hill, and Sandy Brown Make their Pitch to
Steve Pleich on Voices from the Village September  (full video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P1mf21LAcM&feature=youtu.be)
xxx  Mayor Opposes, San Jose Council, Supports Rubber Bullet Use on Crowds: https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/09/15/san-jose-stands-by-police-use-of-rubber-bullets-in-some-crowd-situations/
xxx  “Homekey” housing funding goes to a few: https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/09/16/san-jose-pittsburg-housing-projects-among-first-to-win-coveted-state-homekey-funds/

California awards coveted ‘Homekey’ homeless housing funds San Jose and Contra Costa County landed state funding to turn two motels into long-term homeless housing Wednesday — making them among the first in California to score the highly competitive aid … www.mercurynews.com

xxx Troy, Russell, and Cooper Report from Their San Lorenzo Roost on City Camp Demolitions

HUFF returns to the Sub Rosa Courtyard 11 AM Wednesday September 16 with the usual coffee and crankiness

HUFF Agenda Prospects  9-16-20 

Recent Netcast Norse (“Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides”) Shows: 

+++  9-10  Covers: Latest Street Spirit  article on no escape from Smoke for Those Outside– https://thestreetspirit.org/2020/09/01/smoke-leaves-no-escape-for-the-bunsheltered/https://thestreetspirit.org/2020/09/01/protestors-demand-housing-not-barricades-after-uc-hastings-settlement/ — No Tents for the S.F. Sidewalk Dwellers–8-18 Latinx Vendors at City Hall Part 1; J.C. Orton, Berkeley Samaritan, on the Bay Area Scene; Alica Kuhl Interview  

+++  9-13  Covers: Latinx Vendors at City Hall, Part 2; Speeches at Cynthia Mathews’ house;
Councilman-in-exile Chris Krohn interview; Angry Recall Politics and Retribution Along the Levee; national stories about Police Violence and Discrimination;  Much of the 9-2 HUFF meeting with updates from Nick, Fox, Alicia, Keith, & Robert; August interview with George Carvalho, SC Patient Advocate on 5150 Hearings.  More details at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/bathrobespierres-broadsides-archived-hanging-with-a-mid-week-huff-at-thon-encampment-p/  at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html under 9/13
 

Recent Police/Council Abuses Unanswered 

  • Silence on Police Defunding; Signs still up at Swanton & Delaware; Homeless vehicles still held; SCPD property hours unchanged; vendor restrictions still on 

Agenda Notions for Discussion or Action: 

  • Bulletin Board Summary 
  • Alicia & Keith Reports 
  • Seaside, Watsonville, and Salinas Phone in Reports 
  • Street Reports: Downtown Bathroom Closures 
  • Looming Eviction Threat: Reports on Tenant Flight 
  • Forced Drugging—the Riess Protection Update: Carvalho’s interview;  
  • Street Reports on other encampments beyond the Benchlands,. Hiway 1, Levee 
  • Flushing Out Homeless from the Pogonip: Bernal’s Expanded Enforcement Powers 
  • Health status & testing availability of folks in the group shelters, Project Roomkey 
  • Direct Action Protest as part of BLM movement for unhoused outside residents 
  • The Upcoming S.C. Shitty Council Race: Alicia Kuhl’s Candidacy & Endorsements: 
  • Food Not Bombs and Union of the Homeless Reports 
  • St. Francis Soup Kitchen & Other Coffee Shop, Business Discrimination 
  • Olive and Delaware Street Status Updates 
  • Sacramento lawsuit outcome;  
  • Impact of Fire Refugee Arrivals & Discriminatory Treatment of Local Homeless  
  • Norse’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Shows at  http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today September 13, 2020-More from the Last BLM Defund the Police Protest of August 18; Hanging with a mid-week HUFF-at-thon, Encampment Politics,Interview with County Patient Advocate Carvalho


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City Council defied the Defund the Police demands made repeatedly at the last three Council sessions & direct action protests outside their homes by accepting at $750,000 federal grant for more SCPD enforcement (2 “Community Service” Officers) targeting minors and tobacco sellers.  More expensive and repressive drug war and more powers to an unrestrained local police force that is neither transparent, accountable, nor a peace force. No change or discussion happened at the September 8th City Council.  None is planned.

The D.A. and the SCPD have not dropped inflated and groundless felony charges against MARTY MIRABEL (“PIRATE”) for defending his friend Ben’s vehicular home from a massive police raid in violation of CDC “shelter-in-place” guidelines.   Police continue to cite and harass Ben in spite of the CDC requirements and the Martin v. Boise decision prohibiting such official terrorism.

Optimists report six motels have been funded to assist some of the vulnerable houseless, but there are no indoor areas set aside for the toxic air quality alerts, the smoke danger, and cooling functions–particularly impactful of those outside.  Dangerous COVID-19 vulnerable group shelters at the Vet’s Hall, Armory, “Housing Mumblings” Paul Lee Loft, and Laurel St. continue to be the main “go to” for police”  as an “alternative” when they threaten camps. 

Encampments along the San Lorenzo pathway near the Broadway bridge and along Hiway 1 at River St. have multiplied exponentially, without any expanded resources such as portapotties or wash stations.  Mixed reports indicate the typical “emergency shelter” discrimination at the evacuation refugee camps favoring recently arrived middle class homeless against more impoverished long-term local unhoused folks.

No indication that vendors on Beach St. have been invited to resume their family-sustaining sidewalk businesses down near the Boardwalk.
VIDEOS OF AN SCPD GANG SURROUNDING A TACKLED AND TASERED BLACK MAN just outside the Westside Farmer’s Market at 12:40 PM 9-12-20 yesterday at https://twitter.com/gardengorl/status/1304894730698764290?s=12&fbclid=IwAR0k0z8qdkPJUWAeHAdT91f6CSbrqe71bpIs_vT7Mc9_YaLzu5m5CX7C3AA


EARLIER VIDEO OF THE POLICE MOBBING OF MARTY AT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP_IS4fR2JM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR31gdenzugCVMc_TnLhFJwK_P-jgh-nLUzoTe250Wa0fnza5usMZPwHQKA


ON TODAY’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:
​    ***  Part 2 of the last mass protest in Santa Cruz backing the still-banned Latinx vendors from Beach St: the Vendors speak. 8-18
***  Rally in front of Cynthia Mathew’s House on August 18th as the Council Zooms behind Closed Doors with no discussion of the budget nor of police defunding.  8-18
***  More Vendor Speeches at the close of the Rally at City Hall   8-18
***  Councilmember-in-exile Chris Krohn on “The Lessons of the Recall” and other topics 8-18

***  Angry Encampment Politics Along the Levee 9-11
***  Short Clips–Police Violence & Racist Discrimination Around the Country–Best Reason Not to Give Up Here
***  A Noon Visit with HUFF at City Hall 9-9.
***  Updates with “Furtive-but-Friendly” Fox, “Nutcracker” Nick, “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry,
“Bathrobespierre” Robert, and “All in” Alicia Kuhl at the HUFFmeet
***  George Carvalho, Santa Cruz and San Benito County Patient Advocate on Riess Hearing “Protections” for those threatened with forcible psychiatric medication against their will.


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Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 9-10-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org. & archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html Updates from Alicia Kuhl, Keith McHenry. The Vendors Si!, Police No! Rally on 8-18 at City Hall

FREE RADIO SANTA CRUZ’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW HAS RETURNED FROM ITS EVACUATION EXCURSION. 

If you miss the 6 PM show time, you can also download and hear it athttp://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx  No Escape from Smoke for Those Outside– https://thestreetspirit.org/2020/09/01/smoke-leaves-no-escape-for-the-bunsheltered/

xxx  No Tents for the S.F. Sidewalk Dwellers, Sweeping the Streets for the Privileged–https://thestreetspirit.org/2020/09/01/protestors-demand-housing-not-barricades-after-uc-hastings-settlement/

xxx August 18 Demonstration at S.C. City Hall Demanding Rights for the Latinx Vendorsxxx  J.C. Orton, Berkeley Samaritan, on the Bay Area Scene
xxx  Alicia Kuhl on the Latest Duckings and Doings Outside