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Saturday, September 30, 2017

101 Encampment

Alicia   
 Tesla had already been counting, as per Victoria, so she has gotten 54 every night for the last 7 nights.  One lady has had a spinal tap and she is having issue with flys on her bandage.  Another elderly gentleman was dropped off last night by cab from the hospital.  He has his leg in a cast and uses a walker.  I am going to have to do a APS report there on monday.
 
Also she wanted to let us know that the cops were stopping by at 3am  for the last couple of nights and harassing the guys across the street about the bikes, taking down numbers and all, trying to pin a theft charge on them.  
  Report for Saturday, 10/30/17     Anita


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Talking with those living at the 6th Street 101 Underpass.


Last Thursday, at the Homeless Action meeting held at the Palms Inn, William volunteered to tak to those living at the underpass at 6th Street and 101 in Santa Rosa.  Here is his report:


William:
As my msg said 20 surveyed
 
I asked: "how long homeless"....
(some extrodenary #s... )
Some with housing vouchers... 
Some vets...
 
I asked: "why this particular location (under the bridge) the proximity to CC and Mission Topped the list..
Followed by Safety and community.
 
I asked also :"do you have a safe dry place to go if the area is swept away more purmanantly...
 
The answer was mostly NO... Most said they guessed they would find another place... But did not really know where...
 
Aditional comments were things like...
"They were not a "group", they were individual Human beings"
 
People fealt community/peer support huddled under the bridge. 
Women fealt safer... 
Men mostly clearly PTSD.
 
Not All were dual diagnosed... 
But mostly...
 
Some NOT into drugs or alcohol...
Some were there to use and score...
 
ALL had mental heath issues... 
(I directed several to the rocksy shuttle to wellness center.)
 
My observation was that for the most part it was totally clean.
No trash or butts.
Although one camp had ALOT of bikes and stuff blocking the sidewalk...
Out into the bike lane...

We thank William for his visit and report, and look forward to more of what he learns.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Promises

My name is Patrick Brewer, and I have been homeless for three years this November.  I am disabled, and unable to work.  I receive money from Social Security which is not enough for me to afford to rent or live in.  I barely have enough to survive.  I have talked and have asked various organizations that are supposed to work with homeless to better their situations, to which nobody has done anything to help me so far.  Many people have promised to help me.  Talk, talk, talk, always promise a lot. They don't follow through with.

Catholic Charities is the main entity which has breached their verbal contract to house me.  The police have victimized me multiple times.  I was convicted of a misdemeanor (shoplifting), and was placed on probation.  But they added a search and seizure clause that I can be search anytime, anywhere without probable cause.  I am a former paralegal, and have studied this topic, and have concluded that that the law says that I have waived my rights to privacy, and gave permission to whomever wants to search me.  Since being placed on probation, I have been searched over 20 times, to which I have been charged with 12 more misdemeanors and 2 felonies.  Each time I was searched, I was searched with no probable cause or reasonable suspicion.  It was only because they know I'm homeless, and am subject to e=search and seizure.  Most of the time, I have been as my bicycle rider, doing only business traveling to someplace, involved in no crimes or broken any traffic laws.  I have had them totally intrude and butt in on me in the place I used to stay at without any warning.  They poke their heads in, rip the door open, and pulls guns on me.  Every time they would trashed my place, my belongings they treated with no regard, breaking or damaging many things that I owned my possessions.  They ripped things apart, breaking objects, opening them up, dumping liquids from bottles and caps and containers, pouring liquids out and upon my things, not caring if it destroys my things.  They step and stomp upon my things no considering their actions.  They feel they the right to harass and intimidate and coerce me to injure my sense of freedom.  I feel I am in a concentration camp.  I am in fear and constant anxiety.  I realize I agreed to the terms of the probation, but only under duress.  They gave me no choice.  They basically made me agree or they would incarcerate me for the maximum time they could.  I have had to bail out three different times, and caused me great trouble and grief.  If not for the probation terms, I would not have received one charge.  I would have been charged with criminal conduct or breaking the law at the time of the conduct.  Not one time when the cops see, they automatically tell us  to stop, hands on head, turn around, and search me.  I am a I V drug user.  I am a heroin addict, and have to have heroin every day or I will get violently sick.  So I most of the time have heroin on my person.  Which they know this fact, and act upon it to abuse me and violate my rights as an American, as a citizen of the United States of America.    I am supposed to be protected.  It's my birth right, my God-given right.  But in Sonoma County, I feel I am slave, a non-citizen with no rights.  I pray every day for deliverance from this situation and relief from this plight.  Someone please help me, please.




Privacy Viiolations

September 11th, 2017
Santa Rosa, Ca

Tessala Mayer, am 55 years of age.  I am a resident of Santa Rosa.  Today, I witnessed or engaged in the following actions (actions taken in response to notice or police conduct.  Only what you saw, did, or experienced directly.  I have been homeless since July 2nd, 2017.  I am a survivor of domestic violence, and I am a disabled Vietnam veteran. 

Saturday morning, I was approached from a few of the people whom reside under the 6th Street where I stay, they informed me that an SRPD officer was unzipping all of the tents, not announcing himself, not asking anyone to wake up, get up, etc., nothing was said.  When I arrived, the officer was sitting in his car with one foot outside his car on the street.  I then informed all of the campers what he had done was illegal, and I went around and zipped all of the tents back up.  Most of them were still asleep, and had no knowledge of what had conspired.  The officer released the lady in his car, and drove away.