Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides radio show streams tonight (10-17-19) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Andrea on the “Where Can We Go?” Encampments in Berkeley

 

NO STUDIO YET SO THE $300 REWARD REMAINS UNCLAIMED

WE GOT $300 FOR YA IF WE CAN USE WHAT YOU SUGGEST FOR A YEAR.   FIND US A TRANSMITTER LOCATION?  YOU GET  HUGS, KISSES, GRATITUDE, AND A REVITALIZED LOCAL PIRATE RADIO!

 

We need access to a bathroom, internet, and electricity.–either indoors or out (we’ll build a structure if necessary). 

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.   


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



TONIGHT’S SHOW INCLUDES:
  • “All In” Alicia Kuhl drops a dime on recent on-line “light her up” threats to her family.
  • Andrea, “Where Can We Go?” Berkeley encampment supporter reports on standing firm under CHP and Cal-Trans Cop Harassment
  • Gen-I on a fistful of parking citations; The first Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless Street Meeting on October 6th; Dwight’s “Move Along But We’re Not Being Racist” Report on the SC Police; Alicia on her DIY Safe Parking Zone Program on Olive next to Mission near CVS; Tabbylover Tim on a purrfect presidential prospect; Elijah on parking ticket pain for vehicledwellers.

Resisting In Place–A Berkeley Response to the Sweeps– 11 AM Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed by HUFF Wednesday October 16th

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  10-16-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities. 

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper & Time Limits; Vibes Guy 
  • Encampments & Sweeps on Coral St, the Beach, the Levee, the Post Office, and the Pogonip: Street Reports
  • Following up on the Justin Cummings Outreach on Encampments, Enforcement, Rent, and Bathrooms;
  • Stina Follow-Up on Peepee Bottles to City Council; Alternative Protests at Bernal, Cummings, Watkins door
  • Laura’s Update on Shelter Availability & the Winter Shelter Sham
  • Marcos and Winter Shelter Follow-Up: Exposing the O’Hara Narrative
  • Lower Ocean Elder/Disabled Evictions
  • Union of the Homeless Update
  • 1220 River St Followup, Louden Nelson Report                                                                    


For HUFFsters  New Street Spirits and Street Sheets now available.  Sorry for the delay.

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Finishing the C & A Agenda
  • Library Concerns
  • Union of the Homeless Proposals Around Mandatory Incarceration for Shelter or “Obligation to Shelter”
  • Monitoring Shelter Conditions–Tabling at Coral St.: Another Union Proposal
  • Street and Campground Report 
  • Susie O’Hara Documentation
  • RV Update–Re: Police Response, Vigilante Action, & Reports from Other Cities
  • Scheduling Homeless Union Tabling at FNB or on Pacific
  • Recycling Update

Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides radio show streams today (10-13-19) at 9:30AM at www.freakradio.org: Berkeley’s I-80 Encampment Stands Fast, Councilmember Drew Glover Parries Bathrobespierre Robert, Lower Ocean Tenants, & a 7-9-2015 Flashback !

OH, GIVE US A HOME

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!


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


To hear Councilmember Glover’s examination of the 10-8 Council agenda, go to http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
and look for Drew Agenda Meeting- 10/5/2019.

Due to power failure, there was no Thursday 10/10/2019 show.

To read the complete (undelivered) speech deconstructing the powerful Watkins minority at City Council, go to “Pushing Past the Censure/Recall Distraction at City Council” at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/09/18827159.php



Current Events on the Show
  •    “Aim for the Belly” Alicia Kuhl,, Prez, Stands Fast Under Police and Costco Harassment
  •  Mayor “Whittle Down the Time” Watkins Second Attack on Glover and Krohn at City Council 10-8-19
  •  Tenant advocates call for Rent Freeze in Lower Ocean; Krohn deserts Glover in the Crucial Motion
  •  Lower Ocean Eviction Victims Ronald and Laurel Describe Upcoming 123 Bixby Street Landlord Cruelty
  •  Tenant Toughtimes Trooper Cynthia Berger on the Limits of the State Rent Law and Santa Cruz’s Rental Inspection Ordinance
  •  Shawna and William of the “Where Do We Go?” Berkeley Encampment Recalls a Day of Standing off the CHP and Cal-Trans Cops
  •  Councilmember Drew Glover Reviews Eight Months of Stall Under Interrogation from Bathrobespierre Robert
  •  Voices of the Victims at Food Not Bombs:  Harm Reduction Volunteer Report, Fastlane Free, Katzenjammer Keith,
  •  Wes, Virgil, Mike, Dread,Betsy, & Cherie–Salinas Sherwood Park Shit Survivors


Flashing Back to July 9, 2015
  • Guest co-host Ivy Rou, Street Vendor on Pacific Avenue
  • Ivy on Eviction Devastation in Santa Cruz–True Stories
  • Wellwisher Jim Weller at the First Sleep-Out of the Two Year Freedom Sleeper Protest
  • Home-on-Wheels Visitor Describes Police Treatment Here
  • Find-A-Place Phil Posner Kicks off the Weekly Freedom Sleeper Event;
  • Silver-Tongued Steve Pleich, Act Now! Abbi Samuels Suggests Sleeping Spots, the Vote
  • Backtalking Bob Lamonica Challenges Ivy; Phone Allies Include Uncle Dennis, Smoothie Steve, Doc Mike & Others
  • The show is also archived at http://radiolibre.org/brb/brb061319.mp3
Act Locally or Regret Repeatedly
  • Document Homeless Discrimination & Sign Up for Direct Action to “Open the Bathrooms Now!” Action at City-wide at the Union of the Homeless table at the Food Not Bombs meals Saturday and Sunday 4-6 PM outside the Main Post Office.
  • Support Survival Camps & Squats as City Council Ignores the Winter Shelter Emergency
  • Post Your Documentation of Police and Ranger “Move Along” Mischief or Pass it on to Barracuda Mama at 831-431-7766 
  • Check out the 5 PM Union of the Homeless meeting at the Food Not Bombs Event in front of the Main Post Office Every Sunday.
  • 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 and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots, Monitor and Expose Cop Crackdowns
  • Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action,Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless 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!
  •   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
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides radio show streams today (9-1-19) at 9:30AM at www.freakradio.org: Blue-Clad SCPD Bullies Hit the Post Office Sleepers, Part 2 of the River St. Campground Protest, City Council’s Shit-in-the-Bushes Solution; 1989 KZSC Flashback

KEEP OUR CREAKY VOICES COMING !


Free Radio Santa Cruz is waiting with $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!


Tonight’s show streams at freakradio.org and archives at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html
Additional archives of the two Drew Glover meetings will be posted at http://www.huffsantacruz.org/Lostshows.html soon.


On today’s show:
  • Officer Bailey and his Armed Companions Falsely Cite Steve Irving & two others at the Fence Next to the Main Post Office, then Scare Away Other Unhoused Folks at the Town Clock
  • Former Ross Camp Roughrider, now Riverstreet Camp Refugee Rosemary gives Part 2 of the Protest Interview outside the closed gate at 1220 River St.
  • The Watkins Treatment: More School-Marming the Public at Oral Communications 8-27
  • The Public protest & the “Progressives” sell out leaving the London Nelson Lavatories locked
  • RV Family Life Under Fire: Spirited Squawks from Barracuda Mama Alicia Kuhl
  • Even more here and there, if you’re listening.
Before there was a Free Radio Santa Cruz…Flashback to Unarchived Rebroadcasts of KZSC’s Coverage of Soupcrime Arrests June 1989
  • A young Keith McHenry on the early days of Food Not Bombs
  • Slyshoes Sandra Loranger, Soupserving Scofflaw, on the eve of her Santa Cruz trial.

Stories Local and Distant

    • York Covers the Council’s  Cowardly Crap-Out on the Louden Nelson bathrooms

https://www.santacruzsentinel.com/2019/08/28/public-access-to-santa-cruz-bathrooms-a-continuing-debate/

WHAT YOU CAN DO BETWEEN SHOWS:

  • Join the “Open the Bathrooms Now!” Action at London (Louden) Nelson September 3rd 1:30 PM.
  • Support Alternative Survival Camps and Squats in the Wake of the City Council “Away on Vacation” Abdication as Homeless People Face Police Lies and Turn-Aways from Shelter.
  • Join the Ross Camp Lawsuit Seeking Damages–Whether you were at Ross Camp or Not: Protect Survival Camps Everywhere! Contact Barracuda Mama at 831-431-7766 or Visit the Union of the Homeless table 4-6 PM at the Saturday and Sunday Food Not Bombs Meals at the Main Post Office
  • 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 and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots, Monitor and Expose Cop Crackdowns
  • Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action,Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless 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 on Facebook
  •   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
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

All Aboard for the 11 AM Conscience and Action Conclave at the Sub Rosa at 703 Pacific, followed eventually by the HUFF meeting! Coffee likely! Edibles near certain.

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  8-7-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items; Timekeeper; Vibes Guy
  • Old Biz:  1220 River St. Report & 8-15 Protest/Press Conference; 10 AM  Postponement? 
  • Old Biz:  Committee Report on Bathroom Protests
  • Possible Glover call (10 minutes available on his end)
  • Any Follow-Up for Phone-A-Cop-for-Shelter-Transport Proposal ?
  • Follow-Up on Expenditures & Local Effectiveness in the Cash-for-Care Poverty Pimpery Masquerading as Social Service; CATCH Committee ?                                                                                

For HUFFsters

  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Street and Campground Report
  • Glover Call on Release of Infraction Examination, Investigation, Housing Problem       
  • RV and Vehicle Seizure; Gen-I on Vehicle Tow and Alicia’s Latest on Haebe’s Green Stickers
  • August 8th Monterey Court Hearing 1200 Aguajito Rd for Salinas Injunction Against Cop Harassment at Sherwood Park 1:30 PM
  • What’s to be Done With SC Homeless Union Documentation?
  • Stepping Up in Santa Cruz Poverty Pimp PR Checking: Eli and Laura Report?
  • Odds & Ends:  Needle Exchange Expansion Debate/Forum…Alicia Homeless Union Report
  • Public Records Updates: Bathroom Data–Norse and Colby’s Data  Some at https://cityofsantacruz.sharefile.com/d-s34d2fddbfc2468da

VARIOUS FOLLOW-UPs FROM 8-1-19  C & A/HUFF Meeting

UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday August 9 5:30 PM City Manager’s Conference room (knock at side door) Councilmember Glover’s Pre-Council Public Info Session
Saturday August 10   noon-3 PM   Really Free Market   Sub Rosa Cafe

TASKS

Thomas:   perhaps get on the 1220 Visiting List.

Robert:  ask Eric for Marquez’s phone number—or Phil.

                Contact Keith to ask about Interns

                Mail list of 1220 Infractions and E-mailed Drew request for “fixed/transient” clarity.

                Send out e-mail on Friday date.

Greg, Laura, Phil:  Bathroom Planning

Eli, Laura: Make calls about the homeless Shelter/Resources  list, specifically around Shelter

Everyone:  Camp protest/press conference postponed to the 15th 10 AM

ADDITIONALLY:  Someone needs to examine Louden Nelson documents and the County’s Salvation Army shelter contracts. E-Mail rnorse3@hotmail.com if you haven’t got these documents & want to help.

Any volunteers to go by the Homeless (Lack of) Services Center or phone them and find out if they have a procedure for dismissing homeless vehicular citations?

Sunday’s Bathrobespierre’s Broadsides Radio Stream July 14th, 2019 at www.freakradio.org 9:30 AM-3 PM: Trading Barks with the Rightwingster Recall and Library Burial in Town; Hard Conditions at the River St. Campground; Flashback to April 12, 1996

TAKE OUR MONEY, PLEASE! :$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 multi-story 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  
Some of Today’s Line-Up:

  • Recall the Progressives: A Visit to the Police Community Room’s Organizational Meeting
  • Glover’s Responds to the Recall (https://www.facebook.com/DrewSGlover “An Open Letter to Santa Cruz”
  • Smiles and Scowls at Cynthia Mathews’ “Downtown Forward” proposal to Return to the Parking Garage/Library “Blend”
  • Peripheral Debates With the Mathews Crowd
  • Superheated Tents, Icky Drinking Water, Showers Still Not In Place–Concerns of the River St. Camp Folks
  • Is Susie O’Hara Playing Hide-n-Go-Seek from Santa Cruz Homeless Union Monitor Alicia Kuhl?

  • Flashing Back to April 12,1996:
  • The Shady Origin of the Homeless (Lack of) Service Center’s Page Smith Community House 
  • Critiqueing the Barbara Riverwomon/Sherry Conable New Brighton Beach Homeless Camp and Council’s Subsequent Surrender to Community Bigotry (Shades of 2019!)
  • Clips from the “Cut and Run” City Council of that Era Around the New Brighton Beach Campground Proposal
  • Skidmark Bob Duran Reports on an Oakland Free Radio Berkeley Hearing, local anti-Prison Protest,
  • Skidmark on Resisting Music Censorship even as the Handcuffs Come Out
  • Attorney Catnip Kate Weills: Police Blanket Seizures at the City Hall Sleepers Protest and City Attorney Featherbedding
  • More from the Santa Cruz City Council’s Burial of the New Brighton Beach Homeless Camp Shutdown
  • Councilmember Celia Scott’s Council Moves in Defense of Homeless Activists and Musicians
  • Night Owl Calls in From the Berkeley Court on the Free Radio Berkeley Hearing


Stony Sighs from the Shadows  edited by Bathrobespierre Robert
UPDATED ADVICE FOR ADVOCATES
  • DIRECT ACTION TO RELIEVE SUFFERERS AND STAFF ALIKE AT THE LOCKED LOUDEN NELSON BATHROOMS  2 PM Tomorrow July 8th at Louden Nelson Center (Laurel and Center) Where Only the Privileged in “Programs” can Pee and Poo…for now!
  • WILL RAIDS START TODAY (7-14)?  If you spot ICE in Santa Cruz, call the local Rapid Response Network Hotline: 831-239-4289.
  • Join the “Less Crap, More Crappers” DIRECT ACTION Followup July 15th Monday at Louden Nelson Center 2 PM to Restore Public Restroom Access There in the interests of Health, Fairness, and Dignity.
  • Support Alternative Survival Camps and Squats in the Wake of the City Council “Away on Vacation” Abdication as Homeless People Face Police Lies and Turn-Aways from Shelter.
  • Join the Ross Camp Lawsuit Seeking Damages–Whether you were at Ross Camp or Not: Protect Survival Camps Everywhere! Contact Barracuda Mama at 831-431-7766 or Visit the Union of the Homeless table 4-6 PM at the Saturday and Sunday Food Not Bombs Meals at the Main Post Office
  • 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 and Grey Water for Washing, Laundry Access so Clothes Don’t Mildew, a Drainage System Against the Rains, More Space in Additional Spots, Less Cop Crackdowns
  • Support Food Not Bombs,  the Warming Center’s Day/Night Storage Program, HUFF, Conscience and Action, Santa Cruz Union of the Homeless 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 on Facebook
  •   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
  •   If you must, expropriate items from chain stores.  Don’t steal from vulnerable fellow homeless or local businesses!

Wednesday July 10, 2019 Conscience and Action: Providing for Poo Where the City Won’t at Sub Rosa at 11 AM followed by HUFF at or sometime after Noon at 703 Pacific

CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  7-10-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items
  • Reviewing Last Monday’s “”Give a Shit” Demo at P & R and the City Attorney’s Office
  • Planning for Next Monday’s Showdown at Louden Nelson Center to Assist Sanitation-Challenged Bureaucrats There
  • The Posner Proposal for Supporting Migrant Camps
  • Nutcracker Nick’s Suggestions on Hostels for the Homeless
  • Ross Camp Lawsuit, Union of the Homeless, and Salinas Sherwood Park Updates
  • Glover Call on Release of Infraction Examination, Investigation, Housing Problem                                                                                                               
  • Old Business—Follow-Up’s:  River St. Campground Situation:  Showers, Visitors, Drop-In’s, the City’s Model   
  • Needle Exchange Expansion Debate/Forum…Post Office Box: Alicia Homeless Union Report
  • Stepping Up Santa Cruz Resource List–Who’ll Do the Follow-Up?

  • For HUFFsters
  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Seeking Cell-phone and Charger Assistance for Union Campground Organizing
  • Street Reports
  • Public Records Updates:  Park and Recreation Audios, Shelter Correspondence
  • Campside Connections & Mills Enforcement
  • Jack’s Restaurant Discrimination Sting
  • Exploding SCPD Fairy Stories about Police Transport to Shelters at Night
  • RV Attacks & Restricted”Reforms” in Other Cities
  • SNAIL Update?
  • Berkeley Report

Bathrobespiere’s Broadsides radio show streams tonight (7-4-19) at 6 PM at www.freakradio.org: Salinas Homeless Roust Coming Up & “Action Now” Alicia Kuhl’s Park-In Protest

Free Radio Santa Cruz is waiting with $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!


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

  • The 1772 Somerset Decision Prompts Pro-Slavery Support for U.S. Independence
  • “Worrisome Wind” Wes White on the Upcoming Salinas Rousts
  • RV Dwellers Led by SC Union of the Homeless Activist Alicia Kuhl Park In, in Protest

Wednesday July 3, 2019 Pow-Wow for the Park-In at Conscience and Action at the Sub Rosa at 11 AM followed by HUFF at or sometime after Noon at 703 Pacific

 CONSCIENCE AND ACTION IDEAS  7-3-19

Note:  Agenda Ideas are simply suggestions and subject to change and addition from anyone in the group.  They cover a wide range of possibilities.

  • Announcements: Choice of Action Items
  • Park-In Report from Last Night; Prospects for the Next 2 Nights
  • 4th of July Triple Fines; Weekend Declaration Tabling at FNB; Iran Anti-War Demo Saturday
  • Main Projects–Where to Focus?: Louden Nelson Bathroom Action & Organizing: P & R Report, July 8 Demo…RV Protection….Campground Union Organizing
  • Glover Call on Release of Infraction Examination, Investigation, Housing Problem                                                                                                               
  • Old Business—Follow-Up’s:  River St. Campground Situation:  Showers, Visitors, Drop-In’s, the City’s Model   
  • Needle Exchange Expansion Debate/Forum…Post Office Box: Alicia Homeless Union Report
  • Stepping Up Santa Cruz Resource List–Who’ll Do the Follow-Up?

  • For HUFFsters
  • Announcements: Including Brief Summaries of Agenda Items
  • Further Action on C & A Items
  • Park-In Protest Support & P & R Report
  • Street Reports
  • Public Records: Oral Communication History
  • Glover Phone Update
  • Campside Connections & Mills Enforcement
  • Jack’s Restaurant Discrimination Sting
  • Crackdown on RV’s at Safeway and Elsewhere; Recent Fliers
  • RV Attacks & Restricted”Reforms” in Other Cities
  • SNAIL Update?
  • Berkeley Report

CHECK OUT https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/07/02/18824365.php FOR PARK-IN PROTEST UPDATES.

Santa Cruz County Homeless Union President Launches RV Park-In Protest

 

WHY A PROTEST NOW?

Recent renewal of harassment of RV dwellers along Woodrow has prompted Alicia Kuhl of the SC Homeless Union to organize a Park-In to protest the threatening vigilante behavior. This morning, homeless activist Alicia Kuhl posted the following facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/388202455136850/:

“Park In/Protest. We are hosting a 72 hour park in on the corner of Woodrow & Westcliff near the end of Pelton. Starting tonight for 72 hours. Please come and park, share food, talk, or just park. Bring signs! We have a right to park for 72 hours, harassment is illegal, everybody has a right to live etc. See you there. Fight Poverty NOT The Poor! Can you hear me?????” ❤❤


Alicia advised me by phone that she had contacted the SCPD after recent harassment from a neighbor posting a “We Watch Our Area; This is Not a Campground” notice on her car. She had a fifteen minute phone conversation with an officer she described as condescending and dismissing. She and other vehicle dwellers decided it was time to renew a basic public demands on Chief Andy Mills’ department–originally made months ago.

DEMANDS OF THE DEMONSTRATION
The demand: that Mills direct his officers to advise vigilantes calling in with repeated (and often false) complaints that false complaints to the police are a misdemeanor and punishable by fine and imprisonment. In the past, Kuhl reports experiencing repeated contacts with police who warn her they’ve been told her RV was parked past the 72 hour limit. Alicia claims these are repeated false complaints–since she moves her RV regularly.
West Side Neighbors, local anti-homeless NIMBY’s, have been organizing apparently to map out “strategies” of harassment. See at
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/05/16/18823461.php