Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived today & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today August 2, 2020–Moving Survival Campers Into “Managed” Campgrounds in the Benchlands; Dispersing the Rest; Flashbacks to March 1991 and August 1990


Today’s 7-26-20  show description will also be posted early at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/.  It and other shows are now again available on the huffsantacruz.org archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

City Council remains in hiding or on vacation ignoring the Defund the Police demands made repeatedly at the last three Council sessions & direct action protests outside their homes last week.  The D.A. and the SCPD refuse to drop inflated and groundless felony charges against MARTY MIRABEL (“PIRATE”) for defending a friend’s vehicular home from a massive police raid in violation of CDC “shelter-in-place” guidelines.  His next hearing is October 6th.

DIRECT ACTION SUPPORTERS OF “BLACK LIVES MATTER” REMOVED THE ANTI-HOMELESS FENCES SET UP AGAIN BY CHIEF MILLS’S SCPD DEPARTMENT AT THE TOWN CLOCK AND ALONG THE WATER ST. BRIDGE ON FRIDAY NIGHT (7-31).

CITY AND COUNTY AUTHORITIES ARE MOVING TO DESTROY THE SHELTER-IN-PLACE BENCHLANDS ENCAMPMENT AT SAN LORENZO PARK, “REPLACING” IT WITH A “MANAGED” CAMPGROUND FOR A FAR SMALLER NUMBER.  CITY STORY-TELLERS SUSIE O’HARA AND MEGAN BUNCH AND COUNTY PROPAGANDIST JUSTIN HOPPIN HAVE BEEN SPOTTED AT THE SITE ALONG WITH A GROWING NUMBER OF POLICE.  STAY ALERT FOR ALERTS TO PROTEST &/OR RESIST THIS ATTACK ON THE SURVIVAL ENCAMPMENTS OF THOSE OUTSIDE.

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

DREAD MACCALL DIED LAST WEEK–SALINAS JOURNALIST AND ACTIVIST

ON TODAY’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW:  

***  Speak Out on the Steps of the County Building Last Monday (7-24) attacking the persecution and prosecution of Marty Mirabel (“Pirate”)–Keith McHenry, Marty Mirabel, Gloria Rovay, Robert Aguirre, Robert Norse & Others

***  “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry’s Update on the Benchlands and Unusual 1st-of-the-month Line at the Food Not Bombs meal
***  Local Facebook reports on Vehicular “72-Hour Move-Along” Notices being prematurely given to harass those whose homes are their vans and cars
***  Jessica York’s Scent-Anal Story on the Benchlands Deportations Ignoring the Health Risks of Local Group Shelters at https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2020/07/30/santa-cruz-unsanctioned-homeless-camp-under-new-management/

***  Watching the City’s Benchlands Bulldozing:  Eliot, Keith, Gloria, Jean, & Others Survey the growing dislocation.

***  Interviewing a Camp Resident with positive reports: Jonathan Chavez

***  Critical commentary from those forced out and community critics: Eric, Mikey, Mama Shannon, Peter, Lake & others

***  Huff along with the HUFFsters–listening on last Wednesday’s meeting 7-29 with Nick, Robert, Monica, Gloria, and Thomas.  Robert’s Lake report from Seaside and the County-created vehicular campground.

***  Reports from Felton Anti-Racist Honkseekers and Scotts Valley Shopping Center Musicians.

FLASHBACKs
   *** March 26, 1991: An Anti-Homeless Councilmember Proposes a Fence Around the Town Clock to End a 3 Month Long Protest there led by “Won Ton” Dave Jacobs, “Redtop” Robert Flory, and “Jetlag” Joe Salinasky. In an era when there was a partially pro-homeless minority on the City Council (Lane, Beiers, and Kennedy), the fencing proposal was defeated, and the protesters removed through unconstitutional court action by Judge (Kangaroo) Kelley.
   *** August 12, 1990:  Sherry Conable and Bubbah Brian Koepke on KZSC on the struggle for homeless shelter.

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Many Earlier Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html
Earliest Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html

Act Locally or Regret Later

  • Demand full resources for ALL homeless in the Benchlands or Leave Them Be !  Form and contact Resistance support groups in solidarity with those struggling to shelter-in-place there.
  • Join FenceWatch to monitor SCPD attempts to close off Public Space as they’ve three times done near the Post Office in their relentless anti-homeless campaign in violation of CDC Shelter-in-Place guidelines.
  • Document police and county official threats and force being used to depopulate the Benchlands.
  • Call in street reports to HUFF and the Free Radio Santa Cruz netshow back at 831-423-4833
  • Join Food Not Bombs [FNB], HUFF, and other local groups at theDaily Meal at the Laurel & Pacific seeking volunteers to pass on information and provide support. 
  • Eat and organize at FNB meals 1;30-5:30 weekdays, 4-6 Sat & Sun.
  • Demand Legislative Rubberstampers of City Manager Martin Bernal and County Potentates Restore Actual Public Meetings instead of Closed Door On-Line Charades.
  • Call City Hall (420-5020) and the Board of Supervisors (454-2200) or Rattle the Windows of these Toxic Pretenders where They Work & Live to demand Defunding Police Agencies to secure safety & services.
  • Hit the streets to Insist that City Manager Bernal and Chief Mills stop the sweeps of homeless encampments–violating the CDC directive and halt $$ for these and other police terror sweeps.
  • Prepare for peaceful urgent Direct Action to enact these health & safety measures if City Manager Bernal, Mayor Cummings, and Chief Mills continue to Stall.
  • Resist Business and Corporate Pressure to Restore Massive Tourist “Business as Usual” in the midst of a Pandemic of Unknown Dimensions 
  • Prepare for the likely return of explicit anti-homeless police, business, and vigilante activity as “business-as-usual” resumes.

  • Check out resumed HUFF meetings Wed 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific (next meeting 8-5)
  • Look over the Monday 8-3 Panel 3:30 PM – 5 PM Hosted by Brahinsky JD and Kayla Kumar on
     how we might rethink public safety in light of the Black Lives Matter Movement. It includes three “experts” on the question of alternative modes of public safety: Dr Nikki Jones, Berkeley Professor, Ben Adam Klimer, with CAHOOTS Eugenes alternative to police dispatch, and Kayla Kumar with the SC Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission. THEN GO OUT AND JOIN MASS PROTESTS THAT ACTUALLY ACT RATHER THAN TALK.
  • Demand “Bad News” Bernal Order His Cops to Stand off and Allow Homeless Activists to Reopen Camp Phoenix, let other survival campers remain where they are without molestation (stop the sweeps!), and/or allow for self-run triage zones (as at the Ross Camp site) now that Governor Newsom has declared that area surplus space to be designated for homeless use. Provide decent facilities for trash pick-up, washing, drinkable water, and bathroom access.
  • Pressure the City to provide support for vehicular residents, water for those in the Benchlands, portapotties for those in the Pogonip and the Levee, and decent survival services citywide.
  • Denounce the latest cosmetic “See, We Have Shelter” lie with the pathetic and all-in-the-same-room response of the Vet’s Hall, the Armory, and Laurel St instead of the needed and promised motel rooms.  These need to be provided BEFORE symptoms develop, BEFORE testing, TARGETING the most vulnerable but providing for all as the crisis escalates nation-wide.
  • Demand immediate transfer of money to shelter the many rather than provide an illusion by unsafely sheltering a few, while really providing protective cover to the City Council and Board of Supervisors for essentially doing nothing for the great majority and allowing Mills’ police-and-rangers to threaten campsites with seizure and arrest at will as police are the only large gang allowed to publicly assemble.
  • Contact Chief Mills at amills@cityofsantacruz.com  to demand fundamental changes such as that seized survival gear be available for reclaiming during regular business hours, not just 6 hours as week.  See https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2019/12/18/police_protest_flyer_12-18-19.pdf
  • Hold accountable City Hall NIMBY whenever they show up in public:  Mayor Justin Cummings, City Manager-for-Life Martin Bernal, His Wrecking Crew of Abuse Enablers Susie O’Hara and Megan Bunch, Police Chief Andy Mills, & City Attorney Tony Condotti  for Inciting the Ross Camp Destruction,  Subsequent Deaths, & the Friday Nov 15th Demolition of Camp Phoenix (the renewed Deseire Memorial Survival Encampment in back of Ross) with a campaign of lies to the community regarding “adequate shelter options”.
  • Remember Deseire Quintero–Killed by City Indifference, Negligence, and Malice in Closing the First Ross Camp Without Any Adequate Shelter!  Support Survival Campgrounds, Empty Building Takeovers This Plague Season Wherever They Happen.  Provide them with supplies.
  • Take peaceful action to open up buildings for Emergency Shelter as well as an end to harassment citation of folks surviving outside under “trespass on public property”, “closed area”, “public nuisance” and “blocking the sidewalk” pretexts.
  • Witness, oppose, and document police and ranger harassment using “closed areas”, “blocking the sidewalk”, “public nuisance”, “public trespass”, and “illegal lodging” to get around the Boise v. Martin “No shelter? No tickets!” decision.
  • Demand City Manager “Mangler” Martin Bernal and SCPD Police Chief  “Ambushmaster” Andy Mills account for their destruction of Camp Phoenix ignoring City Council’s required Standard Operating Procedures for closing encampments and violating their own admission that “trespass” could not be properly applied to the survival sleepers.  Remember the bad history so it’s not repeated!

·  Contact Alicia Kuhl  to find more direct and effective ways to support the next shelter-in-place encampments, legal challenges, and fundamental police change  throughout the City starved of food and survival gear at 831-431-7766.   DONATE SURVIVAL GEAR  & VOLUNTEER DURING THE CRISIS EVERY DAY AT FOOD NOT BOMBS Laurel & Front St. MEAL.

·  Document Homeless Discrimination & Sign Up for Direct Action to “Open the Bathrooms Now!” Action by contacting the SC Union, HUFF,  Conscience & Action, or the Give-A-Shit Campaign

·  Provide Direct Support to Survival Camps & Squats as City Council Ignores the Emergency; Skip the Poverty Pimp Entrepreneurs to give directly to Food Not Bombs, the Felker St. Footbridge Services, the SC Homeless Union and other real providers.

·  Post Your Documentation of Police and Ranger “Move Along” Mischief or Pass it on to BadAss Mama at 831-431-7766

·  Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, NOT Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s–and Deter Police Harassment by being On Call to Document It.

·  Additional Needs for Community Samaritans!–More Needs: Potable Water for Drinking, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, Electrical Phone-Charging Hook-up’s and More Space in Additional Spots, Monitor and Expose Cop Crackdowns

·  Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, and independent homeless activists by documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.

  •  Check out The Santa Cruz Community, Santa Cruz Homeless Advocates & Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, SNAIL, HEART Disabled Homeless People,  Power Surge Tenants Rights, Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance, and more on Facebook..then go out and do something!
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .  Call in with street reports and commentary: 831-423-4833
  •   If you must, expropriate items from corporate & chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

REMINDER:   Free Radio Santa Cruz stands ready to dole out $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 7-30-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org. & archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html Barricading Off the Benchlands, Interviews with Phil Posner, Anton Hunter, & Brent Adams


ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx  https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/07/28/san-jose-video-of-cop-kicking-and-dragging-woman-prompts-fresh-calls-for-police-reforms-but-some-worry-it-wont-be-enough/
xxx Benchlands Blasts from David King, Alie, Russell, Blue, and Jen
xxx “Faithful” Phil Posner’s Benchlands Report
xxx “Bittertongue” Brent Adams Update on the Benchlands Deportations
xxx  Seaside Unhoused Leader Anton Hunger on the “Roberts Lake” Relocations

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived today & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today July 26, 2020–audio of last week’s shout-out at politicians Mathews, Cummings, & Myers + 1992 Flashbacks to Homeless Union Struggle


Today’s 7-26-20  show description will also be posted early at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/.  It and other shows are now again available on the huffsantacruz.org archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

City Council remains in hiding or on vacation ignoring the Defund the Police demands made repeatedly at the last three Council sessions & direct action protests outside their homes last week.  MARTY MIRABEL (“PIRATE”) faces a cooked-up pre-trial hearing tomorrow Monday July 27th for defending a friend’s vehicular home from a massive police raid in violation of CDC guidelines. 

GATHER AT 9:30 AM TOMORROW IN FRONT OF THE COURTHOUSE FOR A DEFUND-THE-POLICE RALLY & DEMAND THAT THE D.A. DROP THE PHONY CHARGES AND CEASE COLLUSION WITH A CORRUPT AND OVER-MILITARIZED SCPD IN ITS WAR AGAINST THE UNHOUSED.

NOTE TO LISTENERS: THE PROTEST TIME IS NOT 10:30 AM AS INCORRECTLY MENTIONED IN THE NETCAST, BUT 9:30 AM.  APOLOGIES FOR ANY CONFUSION.

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

CURRENT EVENTS IN TODAY’S BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES:
​   

***  More angry commentary and exposure of shadow Mayor Cynthia Mathews perpetual and persistent war against the poor in protests in front of her house.***  National Update of Police–Local and Federal–Antics in Portland, Seattle, and Louisville
***  Not Fucking Around Coalition “Grand Master” Jay in 7-18 speech before the arrival of their armed militia in Louisville yesterday    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve__CUUBElg
***  Unhoused activists Wes White, Alicia Kuhl, Keith McHenry, Robert Norse, Marty Mirabel as well as community members Chris Krohn and others speak at the start of the 7-22 Wharf-to-Westside March Against Police Violence & Politician Collusion

***  Benchlands Banter–the Latest from the Homeless Ghetto Right Outside the Closed Park Bathrooms and Excluded Showers of the County Building: Comments by  Devon, Joseph Earl Tayor III, Rene Discol, Lexi, Hillbilly (Zack)

***  Appealing to the missing Mayor Cummings outside his Beach Flats apartment

***  Film Tribute in progress to dead poet Julia Vinograd: https://vimeo.com/425220110/df1164da28https://vimeo.com/425220110/df1164da28

***  Paul’s Account of the overkill SCPD seizure of Jeremiah on 7-22 outside the Subway sandwich joint

***  “Whipback” Wes White in a brief Salinas update on politics there.

***  Voices of rage and revival outside the residence of Vice-Mayor Donna Myers

FLASHBACKs to S.C.Union of the Homeless 7-14-92 and KSCO’s 1-7-92 Grilling of Psychiatric Inmates Rights Collective activist Jane Kysor

*** Speeches preparatory to an occupation of Cal-Trans property at Josephine and River Streets demanding an end to the Sleeping Ban and decent housing by the SC Union.
*** Remarks by Paul Brindel, Lotus Maynard, John Stewart, Robert Norse, Ray Grueneich, Terry Messman, Linda Lemaster, Rainbow Weaver, Linda Edwards, and others
*** An hour of skepticism, sarcasm, and sniping from Daryl Alan Gault, aka, DAG against activists fighting forced drugging and incarceration.


Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/Many Earlier Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html
Earliest Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 7-23-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org. & archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html Marching on the Mighty Mathews: Black Lives Matter Supports Homeless Protest outside Cynthia Mathews


ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx  Gathering (7-20) and marching to Council woman and ex-Mayor Cynthia Mathew’s house
xxx  A taste of the new San Francisco Mime Troupe radio site (www.sfmt.org) with bi-weekly episodes.
xxx Stephon Clark’s cousin from Sacramento raises spirits, chants, and issues.
xxx  Tale of the police car-theft: told by the man whose car was stolen by police and for whom Pirate went to jail
xxx  Rumors from the Benchlands:  Will there be relocation and “improvement” at San Lorenzo for those outside?
xxx  Mobbing SCPDsters take away Jeremiah Maxi from Pacific Avenue 2-22

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides archived today & netcast 9:30 AM-3 PM today July 19, 2020 covering defund police actions in Santa Cruz and homeless resistance in Seaside plus 11-22-91 Flashback to anti-Police Violence Forum

Today’s 7-19-20  show description will also be posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/.  It and other shows are now again available on the huffsantacruz.org archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html.  Sorry for the long delay, but the archives have been repaired!

The next City Council meeting (unless they announce a sudden 24-hour- notice-only “Special” session again as they did on July 2nd) will be the second Tuesday in August.  This–without extensive public protest will likely be a public-excluded (unless you have a tv or computer) meeting, again largely ignoring the Defund the Police demands made repeatedly at the last three Council sessions by an overwhelming majority of those calling in.  It’s likely only strong visible loud public protests may get the Council (and more important–the City’s) attention.   Look for announced protest times on line and from those you know.  FOLKS WILL BE GATHERING TOMORROW JULY 20TH AT 9 PM AT TOWN CLOCK FOR A DEFUND-THE-POLICE RALLY & DIRECT DIALOGUE WITH ALL POLITICIANS & POLICE WHO WANT TO ATTEND.

CURRENT EVENTS:
 

***  Lots of History and Less “What Do We Do Now?” Interview with John Malkin, author, musician, SC activist around community control of police and non-violence as a road forward.

***  “Katzenjammer” Keith McHenry 7-17 Report on Marty the Pirate Assault and Kidnapping by the SCPD as Marty struggled to defend a homeless man’s vehicular home.  Video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP_IS4fR2JM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR31gdenzugCVMc_TnLhFJwK_P-jgh-nLUzoTe250Wa0fnza5usMZPwHQKA


***  “Barracuda Mama” Alicia Kuhl Runs For City Council–the Pros and the Cons

***  “Whip ‘Em Into Shape” Wes White Update 1 (7-14) on Robert’s Lake Survival Encampment in Seaside

***  Covering Up the Sean Monterrosa Murder–Vallejo Police Department in Action: https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/news/piece-of-evidence-in-vallejo-police-of-sean-monterrosa-shooting-destroyed/?sba=AA

***  Sunday 7-18 at the Town Clock with a Youthful Black Lives Matter/Blue Lives Murder Protest

*** Wes White Update 2 (7-16) on Seaside’s Planned Demolition of Robert’s Lake Encampment

***  Keith McHenry on the Sunday BLM protest and a Preview of Tomorrow’s “Hold the Council Criminals Accountable” Gathering at the Town Clock 9 PM


FLASHBACK to SPAN (Stop Police Abuse Now!) FORUM

November 22, 1991.

*** Irish Bryan (of Sara and Bryan), whose trial testimony began the aborted investigation of the since-sanctified SCPD Officer Loren “Butchie” ‘Sticky Fingers’ Baker whose abuse of women and homeless people had a long herstory.


*** Introduction and Moderation by “Nutcracker” Nick Whitehead, compiler of SPAN accounts of local police abuse.*** Berkeley attorney and Berkeley Police Review Commissioner Osha Neumann on their struggling board

*** Then-attorney Ray Glock-Gruneich on his struggle against sheriff and police misconduct here*** Individual accounts including  “Stand Up”Sara Hillman, “Loud Mouth” Leith Austin (aka Rainbow Lite) & others


*** Music by “Music for the Many” Mark Levy

Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/

Many Earlier Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html
Earliest Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 7-16-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org. & archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html Seaside’s Vehicular Residents Fight Back; Police Seize Vehicular Homes in Santa Cruz

CAN’T CATCH THE SHOW DURING NETCAST TIME?  DOWNLOAD IT AT YOUR CONVENIENCE!  http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx  Katzenjammer Keith McHenry Calls for 9 AM Solidarity with Pirate at Court Tomorrow Morning (7-17) for Defending a Vehicular Home

xxx  Update from “Call from Above” Cooper and Her Latest Adventures With Cops & Such


xxx  Bathrobespierre Robert Howls at Police Towing a Survival Vehicle from the Food Not Bombs Meal


xxx  “Whip ‘Em Some Wisdom” Wes White on the Roberts Lake Resistance Movement


xxx  Tough-it-Out Thomas on Cell Tower Headaches and Dental Decay

xxx  Beggarbecker Becky Johnson on Robert’s Lake & RV Survival Camps in Monterey County

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides 7-12-20 show today: Alicia Kuhl’s Upcoming TRO Hearing, Reports from Keith McHenry & Steve Pleich, “Fuck the Fourth” Speeches & NYC activist Robert Lederman in a show flashing back to July 4, 2004


Today’s 7-12-20  show description will also be posted at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/. 

It and other shows are now again available on the huffsantacruz.org archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Sorry for the long delay, but the archives have been repaired!

The next City Council meeting (unless they announce a sudden 24-hour- notice-only “Special” session again as they did on July 2nd) will be the second Tuesday in August.  This–without extensive public protest will likely be a public-excluded (unless you have a tv or computer) meeting, again largely ignoring the Defund the Police demands made repeatedly at the last three Council sessions by an overwhelming majority of those calling in.  announced 24 hours ahead of time.  It’s likely only strong visible loud public protests may get the Council (and more important–the City’s) attention.   Look for announced protest times on line and from those you know.

CURRENT EVENTS:

***  Norse Updates:  Psych Release, Public Records on Olive St. Parking, City Council Rules, Police Defunding

***  Lt. Haebe accosts Drayco; Alicia Kuhl to Court for TRO Against the Burdicks

***  Many-Sided McHenry Report on Conditions for Outside Residents Around the Town

***  Exposing the “Bountygate” Attack on the Russians at https://thegrayzone.com/

***  “Fuck the 4th” Speeches Demanding Police Defunding at the Beach Flats

***  Zane Talking Out by the Coral St. Train Tracks–Before the Latest Cal-Trans Sweep

*** “Don’t Bury the Library” Protesters Reiterate Their Reasons

***  Taking Back the Streets on July 21st with Food Not Bombs and the Coalition to Defund the SCPD

*** https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/court-rules-humboldt-marijuana-growers-can-t-be-sentenced-as-drug-dealers/ar-BB16AOy8

*** https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/07/08/gilroy-poised-to-pay-1-million-to-family-of-unarmed-man-killed-in-2015-police-shooting/
***  https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/body-cam-footage-shows-officer-fatally-shot-sf-man-from-truck-e2-80-99s-back-seat/ar-BB16v90e

***   Glenn Greenwald at http://theintercept.com/2020/07/09/how-the-house-armed-services-committee-in-the-middle-of-a-pandemic-approved-a-huge-military-budget-and-more-war-in-afghanistan/
***   Steve Pleich’s Defund the Police by 30% Proposal–But Will He lead the Protests To Get There?


FLASHBACK TO7-4-2004 BATHROBESPIERRE’S BROADSIDES SHOW

***  Robert Ledermann of A.R.T.I.S.T. (Artists’ Response To Illegal State Tactics) at https://groups.yahoo.com
/neo/groups/nycstreetartists/info chronicles street vendors and activists fighting back against police repression
in New York City.

Recent Past Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/wordpress/

Many Earlier Shows are Described at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/brb-descriptions.html


Earliest Shows are Described at http://huffsantacruz.org/archivemain.html

Act Locally or Regret Later

  • Support Alicia Kuhl in her Watsonville hearing Tues 7-14 8:30 AM in Burdick’s Court.  Info: 431-7766
  • Call in street reports to HUFF and the Free Radio Santa Cruz netshow back at 831-423-4833
  • Join Food Not Bombs [FNB], HUFF, and other local groups at the Daily Meal at the Laurel & Pacific seeking volunteers to pass on information and provide support. 
  • Eat and organize at FNB meals 1;30-5:30 weekdays, 4-6 Sat & Sun.
  • Demand Legislative Rubberstampers of City Manager Martin Bernal and County Potentates Restore Actual Public Meetings instead of Closed Door On-Line Charades.
  • Call City Hall (420-5020) and the Board of Supervisors (454-2200) or Rattle the Windows of these Toxic Pretenders where They Work & Live to demand Defunding Police Agencies to secure safety & services.
  • Hit the streets to Insist that City Manager Bernal and Chief Mills stop the sweeps of homeless encampments–violating the CDC directive and halt $$ for these and other police terror sweeps.
  • Prepare for peaceful urgent Direct Action to enact these health & safety measures if City Manager Bernal, Mayor Cummings, and Chief Mills continue to Stall.
  • Resist Business and Corporate Pressure to Restore Massive Tourist “Business as Usual” in the midst of a Pandemic of Unknown Dimensions 
  • Prepare for the likely return of explicit anti-homeless police, business, and vigilante activity as “business-as-usual” resumes.

  • Check out resumed HUFF meetings Wed 11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe 703 Pacific (next meeting 7-15)
  • Demand “Bad News” Bernal Order His Cops to Stand off and Allow Homeless Activists to Reopen Camp Phoenix, let other survival campers remain where they are without molestation (stop the sweeps!), and/or allow for self-run triage zones (as at the Ross Camp site) now that Governor Newsom has declared that area surplus space to be designated for homeless use. Provide decent facilities for trash pick-up, washing, drinkable water, and bathroom access.
  • Pressure the City to provide support for vehicular residents, water for those in the Benchlands, portapotties for those in the Pogonip and the Levy, and decent survival services citywide.
  • Denounce the latest cosmetic “See, We Have Shelter” lie with the pathetic and all-in-the-same-room response of the Vet’s Hall, the Armory, and Laurel St instead of the needed and promised motel rooms.  These need to be provided BEFORE symptoms develop, BEFORE testing, TARGETING the most vulnerable but providing for all as the crisis escalates nation-wide.
  • Demand immediate transfer of money to shelter the many rather than provide an illusion by unsafely sheltering a few, while really providing protective cover to the City Council and Board of Supervisors for essentially doing nothing for the great majority and allowing Mills’ police-and-rangers to threaten campsites with seizure and arrest at will as police are the only large gang allowed to publicly assemble.
  • Contact Chief Mills at amills@cityofsantacruz.com  to demand fundamental changes such as that seized survival gear be available for reclaiming during regular business hours, not just 6 hours as week.  See https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2019/12/18/police_protest_flyer_12-18-19.pdf
  • Hold accountable City Hall NIMBY whenever they show up in public:  Mayor Justin Cummings, City Manager-for-Life Martin Bernal, His Wrecking Crew of Abuse Enablers Susie O’Hara and Megan Bunch, Police Chief Andy Mills, & City Attorney Tony Condotti  for Inciting the Ross Camp Destruction,  Subsequent Deaths, & the Friday Nov 15th Demolition of Camp Phoenix (the renewed Deseire Memorial Survival Encampment in back of Ross) with a campaign of lies to the community regarding “adequate shelter options”.
  • Remember Deseire Quintero–Killed by City Indifference, Negligence, and Malice in Closing the First Ross Camp Without Any Adequate Shelter!  Support Survival Campgrounds, Empty Building Takeovers This Plague Season Wherever They Happen.  Provide them with supplies.
  • Take peaceful action to open up buildings for Emergency Shelter as well as an end to harassment citation of folks surviving outside under “trespass on public property”, “closed area”, “public nuisance” and “blocking the sidewalk” pretexts;
  • Witness, oppose, and document police and ranger harassment using “closed areas”, “blocking the sidewalk”, “public nuisance”, “public trespass”, and “illegal lodging” to get around the Boise v. Martin “No shelter? No tickets!” decision.
  • Demand City Manager “Mangler” Martin Bernal and SCPD Police Chief  “Ambushmaster” Andy Mills account for their destruction of Camp Phoenix ignoring City Council’s required Standard Operating Procedures for closing encampments and violating their own admission that “trespass” could not be properly applied to the survival sleepers.  Remember the bad history so it’s not repeated!

·  Contact Alicia Kuhl  to find more direct and effective ways to support the next shelter-in-place encampments, legal challenges, and fundamental police change  throughout the City starved of food and survival gear at 831-431-7766.   DONATE SURVIVAL GEAR  & VOLUNTEER DURING THE CRISIS EVERY DAY AT FOOD NOT BOMBS Laurel & Front St. MEAL.

·  Document Homeless Discrimination & Sign Up for Direct Action to “Open the Bathrooms Now!” Action by contacting the SC Union, HUFF,  Conscience & Action, or the Give-A-Shit Campaign

·  Provide Direct Support to Survival Camps & Squats as City Council Ignores the Emergency; Skip the Poverty Pimp Entrepreneurs to give directly to Food Not Bombs, the Felker St. Footbridge Services, the SC Homeless Union and other real providers.

·  Post Your Documentation of Police and Ranger “Move Along” Mischief or Pass it on to BadAss Mama at 831-431-7766

·  Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, NOT Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s–and Deter Police Harassment by being On Call to Document It.

·  Additional Needs for Community Samaritans!–More Needs: Potable Water for Drinking, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, Electrical Phone-Charging Hook-up’s and More Space in Additional Spots, Monitor and Expose Cop Crackdowns

·  Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, and independent homeless activists by documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.

  •  Check out The Santa Cruz Community, Santa Cruz Homeless Advocates & Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz, Monterey County Homeless Advocates, SNAIL, HEART Disabled Homeless People,  Power Surge Tenants Rights, Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance, and more on Facebook..then go out and do something!
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future.
  •   Listen in to Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at freakradio.org Thursdays 6-8 PM, Sundays 9:30 AM- 3 PM
  •   Hear archived shows at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html .  Call in with street reports and commentary: 831-423-4833
  •   If you must, expropriate items from corporate & chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

REMINDER:   Free Radio Santa Cruz stands ready to dole out $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 7-9-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org: More Ignored Voices from the Community on Police Defunding and Activist Angel Still Held in Fremont Psych Ward

WEBSITE REPAIRED!   http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx Voices Unheard on Police Defunding
xxx  Still Held and Medicated Against Her Will in Fremont-Street Spirit Vendor and HUFF activist Angel

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides streams today (7-5-20) at freakradio.org “Fuck the 4th” Rally and March 8-8-10 Flashback with Gillian Greensite and Curbhugger Chris Archives still Down, so tune in 9:30 AM-3 PM this morning

More important hit the streets to make real change! 


(A useless Zoomed City Council meeting on 6-23 ignored the strong demands to defund the SCPD.  It  proceeded with the usual prefabricated agenda involving no meaningful checks on current police use of force and violence.  The real budget meeting was on July 2nd.  Without strong loud community response beyond the sterile and City Manager-controlled confines of City Hall,  City Council will continue to ignore the ongoing protests and refuse to hold public meetings in the Civic where folks could distance and participate.  The Community needs to continue holding its own meetings (i.e. protests in the streets and using the public buildings as we need to))

Shows are NOT yet being archived at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  If you have technical savvy and want to help, call 831-423-4833.

REMINDER:   Free Radio Santa Cruz stands ready to dole out $300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space with bathroom, internet, and electrical access–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure).  We’re also seeking a transmitter space where we can put up an antenna–a backyard, a multistory home, a high tree–help us spread the word.   Help us so we can help you!

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides netcast streams tonight 7-2-20 at 6 PM at freakradio.org: Community Against Police Violence Protests Closed City Council Meeting With More Plush Plums for the SCPD

Coming as soon as the site is repaired—Check out the show at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

New postings and interviews from the last few days at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html (repair pending)

ON TODAY’S SHOW

xxx Noisemakers at City Hall Protest the Phony Police-Featherbedding “Zoomed” Council Meet
xxx Living the Life Under Ranger Rousts at Elm and Cedar with Merrymaker Marty
xxx  Homeless COVID-19 Update from Katzenjammer Keith McHenry
xxx  More from the 6-21 March That Reclaimed Hiway 1, River St., and Water St….briefly