Sunday’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Radio Stream 4-21-19 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org & a Flashback to 3-15-96

STILL AVAILABLE!  REWARD ! :$300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space indoors or outside with access to bathroom, internet, and power.  Free Radio Santa Cruz is 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!

Today’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  
On the show today:

  • Bathrobespierre Outlines the City’s Likely Ross Camp Agenda
  • Katzenjammer Keith McHenry’s “Emergency Alert at Ross 10 AM Tuesday”
  • Berkeley’s Carol Denney and Andrea Pritchett Discuss the History of the Current Crackdown on People’s Park
  • Raging at the Wreckers of Ross Camp
  • Susie O’Hara’s Storytelling Hour–the City Manager Spins its Tale to the Ross Camp Residents

Blasts from the Boulevard from Santa Cruz Fulltimer Vandweller Julie & Bathrobespierre
FLASHBACK to March 15, 1996 show includes:
  • 15 Days Into the 8-Month Long City Hall Sleepers Vigil
  • Videojournalist Patrick Lancelin on Community TV’s anti-homeless shenangans
  • Debob–Peppersprayed by the SCPD?
  • Skidmark Bob’s Gives a Copwatch Report on Officer Martin Over’s Backpack Thefts
  • Flashy Phil Free Weighs In
  • Dialogues at the Vigil
  • Crossroads Chris Brozda Flayes the Homeless Community Resource Center
  • Louise Santana on the SCPD Assault
  • River St. Refugees Update
  • Catch original 1995 show segment at http://huffsantacruz.org/lost/F%20BB%203-15-96%201.mp3

SCHEDULED MEETINGS

  • 1-4 PM Sunday April 21  Easter Excitement at the Ross Camp with Drew Glover
  • 1 PM Monday April 22 City Sues Ross Camp in Dept. 5 at 701 Ocean St.
  • 3 PM Monday April 22  Open meeting of Ross Camp Council with Drew Glover
  • 10 AM  Tuesday April 23 ROSS CAMP ALERT FOR POSSIBLE POLICE ACTION
  • 10 AM  Tuesday April 23 Closed City Council Meeting on Ross Camp lawsuit
  • noon or earlier Tuesday April 23 City Council Votes on #13–the Ross Camp Closure
  • 11 AM Wednesday April 24 Conscience and Action/HUFF meets either at Sub Rosa or at the Ross Camp itself to be announced.
  • 6-8 PM Wednesday April 24   Community Dialogue on Ross Camp at the Resource for Non-Violence at 612 Ocean St.
ADVISORIES FOR ADVOCATES
  • Support Ross Camp and other Real Alternative Survival Camps and Squats
  • Join the Ross Camp Lawsuit: Protect Survival Camps Everywhere! Contact Barracuda Mama at 831-431-7766
  • Join Campquest 2019–the Search for Community Shelter in Empty Buildings and Parking Garages for Refuge if Ross Is Depopulated and “Clean-Up” Restricted
  • Donate to Existing Homeless Encampments, not Poverty-Pimp Posturers– Survival Demands Blankets, Water, Tarps, Portapotties & Trash Pick-Up’s
  • Community and City Council Take Note!–Ross Camp Needs: Potable Water for Drinking and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots.
  • Demand Immediate Council/Supervisor Support for the Hundreds of Homeless Refugees Outside in Wet and Freezing Weather
  • Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s 24 Hour Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Monterey County Homeless Advocates,  and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
  •  Check out Ross Camp, The Santa Cruz Community, & Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on Facebook for updates.
  •   Read Updates and Post Them on Santa Cruz Indymedia at https://www.indybay.org/santa-cruz/
  •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
  •   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 chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

Ross Camp Lawsuit Filed!, City Council’s “Clean-Up” Cave-In, Organizing Resistance at Ross Wednesday 4-10: Conscience & Action 11 AM & HUFF noon at Sub Rosa

Conscience and Action meets at 11 AM; HUFF at 12; Sub Rosa (703 Pacific) will be doling out coffee and perhaps folks will bring edibles.

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  4-10-19

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items
  • Following Up on the Wednesday Resistance and Thursday Depot Park Meetings: Flashmob Support
  • Implications of the Lawsuit and Follow-Up
  • Council Debacle and Review: Shifting the Focus Off the Council
  • Update on Organizing Events & Groups to Support Ross Camp if they Want
  • Deconstructing the Council’s Procedural Surrender to Staffster O’Hara and the Watkins Minority
  • Documenting the Shelter Deficit & Police Camp Demolition for the Non Ross Camp Homeless
  • Bathroom Barricade: Stepped Up Progress
  • Update on the $10 million from poverty pimps:  News on the HEAP, HAP, or COC HQ.
  • Storage Situation:  The Day/Night Storage Controversy
  • RV Harassment Update: Coastal Commission Pressure, Buddy Solidarity, Council InAction, Specific Complaints & Flyer Distribution, 2-20 Haebe Records Report Review
  • Pressing for Emergency laundry and shower access for the broader homeless community and Ross or General Laundromat/Biz Discrimination?
  • Tenant/Student Coalition Update; Prospects for Targeting a Real Estate Ripster
  • Supporting UCSC Student RV Dwellers in the SNAIL Organization; Outreach to Dem Soc
  • Legislation: Fatal Force Law,  Cop Records, Student RV Parking at Com 2Colleges (AB 302)

    For HUFFsters

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Street Reports; Restaurant Discrimination?
  • Conscience and Action  items unfinished of interest to HUFFsters
  • Reports from Other Campsites
  • Glover’s Ross Camp Meeting Next Monday 3 or 4 PM
  • RV Survival/Organizing Report from Cynthia and Alicia:
  • Satellite Camp Expansion to Relieve Ross Camp Pressure; Prep for “Clean-Up” and Beyond
  • Push for Council Procedure Changes? Watkins Friday Meeting? Public Agenda?
  • Berkeley Reports:  Anti-RV Law:  People’s Park Situation
  • Tenants in Trouble: students, renters, elderly, disabled groups for mutual power and solidarity.
  • Library Situation: Monitoring the Mischief–Investigation and Update
  • Pushing Back Against Media Mobbing: Sentinel’s Burying the Housing/Shelter Gap

Sunday 3-24-19 9:30 AM-3 PM at www.freakradio.org Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides: Flashback Free! Interview Packed! Endless Agony with the S.C. City Council Ross Camp Fightback And More!

REWARD ! :$300 for info leading to a 10′ X 10′ studio space indoors or outside with access to bathroom, internet, and power.  Free Radio Santa Cruz is 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!

Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html  
On the show today:

  • “Action Time!” Alicia K. Reviews Attorney/Activist Anthony Prince’s Earlier Legal Prep and Pep Talk*
  • “Silver Tongued” Steve on SCPD’s Treatment of Vehicle Dwellers
  • “Down But Up” Desiree of the Ross Camp Council’s Report
  • “Just Watchin’” James Scopes Out the Pacific Ave Scene
  • Routing Recyclers–the Coming Changes
  • “Stacked Deck” Steve Tells a Tale of Bad Times
  • Ross Camp Council Dialogues with Councilmember “Gutsy But Gagged” Glover
  • Supporting A Maligned Homeless Union Activist in Yuba County
  • More Council Delay & Dissension on the Library/Parking Lot Bait ‘n Switch
  • Stripping Away the Mask: Homeless Humans in Cages in St. Petersburg, FL
  • Vetoing the Peich/Kuhl Encampment Funding
  • “Shit Sandwich for the Homeless” Cop Back in the Shit-Kicking Business
  • Depot Park Deadhearts Mobilize for Anti-Homeless Hate Rally Today Noon-3 PM
  • Accordian Man Downtown on his Life and Times
  • “Don’t Muck It Up” Mike S. of the Ross Camp Council Speaks Out
  • Daniel B. on Highs and Lows of the Ross Camp
  • Russell C., Amanda P., Henry L., Violet G.,–Personal and Political at FNB Meal
  • “Earnestly Enraged” Elisse on the Woes of the Conservative Blockade at City Council

Blasts from the Boulevard from Santa Cruz Fulltimer Vandweller Julie

https://www.leadertelegram.com/police-calls-drop-at-housing-for-homeless/article_dc08f0b4-9bab-58d4-b78f-d09dcbd15e07.html

More Council Capers and Another Attorney Meet with the Ross Camp: Wednesday 3-20: Conscience & Action 11 AM & HUFF noon at Sub Rosa:…2 PM: Ross Camp Legal Huddle


 Conscience and Action meets at 11 AM; HUFF at 12; Sub Rosa will be doling out coffee and perhaps folks will bring edibles.

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  3-20-19

  • Prep for the 2 PM Possible Rainyday Ross Legal Meeting
  • Suggestions for Documentation of the Shelter Deficit For the Broader Homeless Community: FNB Support
  • Council Caterwauling—Ross Camp Ouster Prep–Glover Disappoints, Cummings More So
  • Upcoming Council March 26
  • Still “Closed Bathrooms” Link With the Homeless Crisis and the Elliot Stalemate; end of March meeting
  • Towing Tyranny in S.C.: Reforms Elsewhere
  • Update on the $10 million from poverty pimps:  News on the HEAP, HAP, or COC HQ.
  • RV Harassment Update: Coastal Commission Pressure, Buddy Solidarity, Council Action, Specific Complaints & Flyer Distribution, 2-20 Haebe Records Stall;
  • Any Progress on Emergency laundry and shower access for the broader homeless community and Ross or General Laundromat/Biz Discrimination?
  • Tenant/Student Coalition Update; Prospects for Targeting a Real Estate Person
  • Supporting UCSC Student RV Dwellers in the SNAIL Organization; Outreach to Dem Soc

    For HUFFsters

  • Conscience and Action  items unfinished of interest to HUFFsters
  • Ross Camp Council Report
  • Assessment of Ross Camp Status in the Lawsuit Prep
  • Implications of Ross Camp CoOption by City Council’s Smileface Susie
  • Council Speeches for 3-26:
  • RV Survival/Organizing Report from Cynthia and Alicia
  • Satellite Camp Expansion to Relieve Ross Camp Pressure; Prep for April 17th
  • Push for Council Procedure Changes Proposed?  Public Agenda Meetings ?
  • Possible Update on Berkeley activists defending People’s Park against new attacks.
  • Tenants in Trouble—demanding real data from Council’s Task Farce, organizing with students, renters, elderly, disabled groups to establish mutual power and solidarity.
  • Library Situation: Monitoring the Mischief–Investigation and Update
  • SCPD: demanding revelation of surveillance devices throughout the City, police records on use of force, selective enforcement, tasering, DHS/ICE collusion, racial profiling.  Protests to open the property room during regular SCPD hours daily.  NO RESPONSES–Delay on the Haebe report
  • MHCAN report:  HUFF movement to support restoration of services.

Vote for the Best Spot to Camp as City Council Abandons the Homeless Camp November 15th

Polling Folks Outside for November 15th
by Robert Norse (rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com)
Tuesday Nov 6th, 2018 9:06 AM
This poll was distributed yesterday at the Red Church meal and will be made available to unhoused (and housed) folks throughout the City to provide input for the march on November 15th to begin at the Town Clock and lead to a Campsite.
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You may also e-mail your vote to rnorse3 [at] hotmail.com or leave it at the Food Not Bombs literature table Sat/Sun 4-6 PM just outside the main Post Office fence or at the Sub Rosa Cafe at 703 Pacific Ave. when it’s open.

More info at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/11/01/18818652.php (“More Fences, More Tickets, Less Winter Shelter, More Cruelty”)

Even more info: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/10/24/18818475.php (“Campground Crisis As Winter Approaches”)

§History of the Campground Controversy

by Robert Norse Tuesday Nov 6th, 2018 9:06 AM
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A detailed account of the last year’s slitherings of the City Council and staff to present the illusion of shelter which actually covers only a small fraction of those outside in Santa Cruz. And even less this winter than last winter.
TO DOWNLOAD THESE FLYERS AND MAKE COMMENTS,

More Fences, More Tickets, Less Winter Shelter, More Cruelty

More Fences, More Tickets, Less Winter Shelter, More Cruelty

Make your voice heard at City Council – Tuesday, October 23, 2018
4:00PM - Santa Cruz City Hall – 809 Center St, Santa Cruz
Free meal provided

Santa Cruz awarded $3.3 million for homeless…Closes the River Street Camp and pubic parks?

On October 17th, Sentinel journalist, Jessica York, reported that the River Street Campground will be shut down in November, with some of its members relocated into a scaled down Winter Shelter program at the VFW Hall on 7th Avenue. The VFW site will sleep  60 people and open only during evening hours, with a first-come, first-served model that does not allow pets and has limited possession storage.

On the same day that the Sentinel announced the closing of the River Street Campground city officials fenced off San Lorenzo and Grant Street Parks, closed its bathrooms and posted signs saying “PARK CLOSED Until further notice for – Focused Maintenance – Public Safety”. Workers started to replace the fence at the Post Office with a permanent iron fence  on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Private security guards were busy rousting homeless people from the San Lorenzo telling them to cross the river into downtown. The city has already fenced off Garfield, Star of the Sea, and Laurel Parks, closed the Louden Nelson bathrooms  and is stepping up harassment of those without housing seeking a place to rest downtown.

Santa Cruz currently has no walk-in shelter with long waiting lists for programs at the Homeless Services Center.  Police and rangers are also violating the Martin v. City of Boise – Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against ticketing and arresting people who have no place to sleep subjecting local homeless community members to what the court says is cruel and unusual punishment. The waiting list at the River Street Shelter is closed.

The County of Santa Cruz was just awarded  $3.3 million in State and federal grants to help house homeless individuals and families yet few are being housed and instead they are being fenced out of public space.

Join us and speak out at City Council.  – Call 1-800-884-1136 to get involved

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Silence in the Santa Cruz Police Department in the Wake of the Boise “No Shelter For All Means No Sleeping Ban For Any” Decision

Police Chief Andy Mills announced at the City Council’s August 20th Public Safety Committee meeting that though Sleeping Ban citations have dropped over the winter, citations for “trespass”–in essence, falling asleep in parks, the Pogonip, and on public property declared “closed” at night (such as City Hall) have increased.  

See Jessica York’s Sentinel story at: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20180821/crime-declines-despite-safety-concerns-in-santa-cruz

More recently, she collaborated in a story on the Boise 9th Circuit Court decision–which directly impacts Santa Cruz: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20180910/santa-cruz-may-update-homeless-no-camping-law-in-wake-of-federal-ruling .  

To hear the audio of Chief Mills testimony before the Public Safety Committee, go to http://scsire.cityofsantacruz.com/sirepub_PSCom/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=1124&doctype=AGENDA  (about an hour into the audio file).


There is currently no  walk-in homeless emergency shelter.  I’ve been told that even the River St. mini-shelter’s waiting list at Coral St. is closed.  Even when open, beds available to those not sent by County Mental Health are a grand total of 3.  So the so-called “safety valve” that allows people to sign up for the River St. or Paul Lee loft shelters and then get sleeping ban tickets dismissed if ticketed on nights when on the list no longer operates.


And the City has no Winter Shelter program planned at the scale of last year, simply an expansion of current Paul Lee and River St. Campground’s programs which require a “pathway to housing”, have full waiting lists, or both.


So what’s up, Chief Mills.   Feel free to e-mail Andy with your own inquiry at amills@cityofsantacruz.com .


I and Freedom Sleeper activist Abbi Samuels asked Mills about this continued harassment and ticketing of homeless folks.   Particularly now that the City’s police are legally vulnerable to lawsuit because of the Boise decision.

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/09/16/18817548.php

Sunday 3-4-18 9:30 AM-2:30 PM Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides at 101.3 FM & freakradio.org: Flashback Free! All Current Calamaties with special focus on the Destruction of the San Lorenzo Benchlands Campground and the new Barbed-Wire Boneyard

Current Stuff:

  • Interviews aplenty from City Manager-created refugees on the last days of the San Lorenzo Campground
  • Big Drum Brent Adams on the Boneyard River St. Campground with additional remarks by employees there
  • First They Came For the Homeless self-run encampment activist Stacy on the Berkeley Alternative
  • “Push Back”  Pat Colby on the Santa Cruz Street Scene
  • L.A.’s Peggy Lee Kennedy on the Fight Against the Beach Curfew
  • Gloomy gobs of grim from the last City Council meeting
  • On-going updates and looks back from Food Not Bombs activist Keith McHenry

This show archives tomorrow or perhaps later today at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html

Leave your comments and questions at 831-423-4833.

Contact 575-770-3377 to volunteer to help Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs locally through Facebook. Donate blankets tents, and tarps to folks directly on the street (80% of the homeless population) either directly or through the Warming Center Project  at 831-234-9848.

Check out Homeless Outside in Santa Cruz  on Facebook for grim details of the Boneyard River St. Campground.
HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) meets Wednesday 3-7-11 AM at the Sub Rosa Cafe (next to the Bike Church at 703 Pacific).  Coffee on the house.

Call 423-4833 to volunteer for or learn more about civil rights work on homeless civil rights issues.

HUFF in the Wilds: Special meeting 10:15 AM Wednesday 2-28-18 at San Lorenzo Benchlands Look for the Protest Signs

We will be moving from our usual Sub Rosa location next to the Bike Church to the San Lorenzo Benchlands as the City forces campers to leave.

  PLEASE COME DOWN TO SAN LORENZO PARK TODAY TO ASSIST FOLKS:

    •   Help document the mass deportation to nowhere with audio and camera
    •   Assist, if you wish, in helping move homeless gear
    •   Support the Warming Center, Food Not Bombs,  HUFF and other activists in documenting, providing resources, & publicizing the situation.
    •   Back up homeless efforts to organize either as in protest or to demand adequate and accessible facilities.
    •   Exchange information with other supporters there to generate more communication and better solutions in the future


    UP FOR DISCUSSION AS WE EYEBALL THE BENCHLAND EVICTIONS:

  • More Reports from Santa Ana Riverbed Encampment,
  • Communicating with Other Encampments to the North and South
  • Stories from the Street Around Us

 

Several Suggested Strategies for Those Left Outside

A double-sided flier I circulated today and will do again tomorrow, energy willing. The San Lorenzo Benchlands area contains scores of tents which now face eviction. The “humanitarian” cover for this removal operation is a $90,000/month fenced off area on the edge of town at 1220 River St. with unclear access policies and three levels of policing (internal hosts, First Alarm Security outside, and a nearby mobile Police Substation.

The deadline for eviction tomorrow, according to workers at the River St. campground, is 11 AM. While I found numerous City-funded workers helping move homeless property from San Lorenzo to River St. today, there is clearly no place for most homeless people in the City to go.

HUFF (Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom) activists will be down at the San Lorenzo Campground to observe and document the eviction of the poorest in our community 10:15 AM Wednesday 2-28.  Join us and post any video you take.
Read more and make comments at

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/02/27/18807021.php

Flyer is at https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2018/02/27/campground_evictions__side_one.pdf
and https://www.indybay.org/uploads/2018/02/27/campground_evictions_side_two.pdf