Fw: SF Mayor's Shopping Cart War,and Mayor Browns careless attitude on homeless

Bill Tinker (wtinker@fcgnetworks.net)
Tue, 12 Oct 1999 13:00:44 -0400


10-12-99
Sorry Chance,
 This got lost in the mail so I am still forwarding it to you.
                                        Bill Tinker






----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Tinker <wtinker@fcgnetworks.net>
To: Coalition on Homelessness, SF <coh@sfo.com>
Cc: <news@cmonitor.com>; <www.wmur.com>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: SF Mayor's Shopping Cart War


> Chance Martin,
>  What you said about the police makes a whole lot of sense is there any
way
> that some one could let them know discretely or with purpose that  their
> boss has blown it badly?
>  It really is his campaign promises that he went back on,and their might
be
> a way to get him for direliction---        (sp)of office or abuse???
>  There has to be a way to show this man,s inhumanity to man and still let
> the homeless have their dignity,can we some how get him removed from
office
> legally ?    Bill
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Coalition on Homelessness, SF <coh@sfo.com>
> To: Bill Tinker <wtinker@fcgnetworks.net>
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 10:56 PM
> Subject: Re: SF Mayor's Shopping Cart War
>
>
> > Hey Bill -
> >
> > A little light to shed on your question about why the cops go along
> > with programs like this latest one from Mayor Brown:  most San
> > Francisco cops live in the suburbs.  A good start would be to require
> > SFPD members to actually live here, so they can't leave the mess they
> > made behind as they travel home across the bridge.
> >
> > Peace,
> > chance martin
> > Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > >10-11-99
> > >Perhaps it is time to recall,or request that Mayor Brown quietly ride
off
> > >into the sun set?
> > > I am not proud of politicians whom have to "LORD" it over some one
that
> is
> > >disadvantaged,mainly due through societys negative out look that is
> > >projected by such a huge bumbling idiot,hey Willie Brown you are
welcome
> to
> > >eat with FNB at the next food pass out ....He would not show unless it
> were
> > >to persecute some more displaced persons.
> > > We here in New hampshire invited our Governor to come sleep with us or
> to
> > >eat a meal at the local soup kitchen,you know he did not show!!!!
> > > It is so very much a hypocrites style to do a 180 when the pressure is
> > >on....Perhaps the HPN could get enough people to sign a petition to
have
> him
> > >removed for malfeasance????This public and private harrassment has to
be
> > >violating civil rights ,maybe some one should call civil liberties if
> they
> > >have not yet?
> > > I will tell you that I am surprised that the police have not refused
to
> do
> > >his dirty work,as most police do have some kind of scruples...I realize
> they
> > >were ordered to do this and it had to come down from the top dog.
> > > Any how I am appalled at this Nazi type of tactic,that he has
> implimented
> > >history has shown that this conduct begets its own kind of just
> rewards....
> > > My prayers go out to you my brothers and sisters,and if my voice can
> help
> > >you I hope that I can!
> > >                                                   Sincerely Bill
Tinker
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: Coalition on Homelessness, SF <coh@sfo.com>
> > >To: <HPN@aspin.asu.edu>
> > >Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 10:00 PM
> > >Subject: SF Mayor's Shopping Cart War
> > >
> > >
> > > > MEDIA ADVISORY
> > > > From:  Coalition on Homelessness, SF  468 Turk Street, SF CA  94102
> > > > Contact:  Judy Appel or Mara Raider at (415) 346-3740
> > > >
> > > > Mayor's Shopping Cart War Has Begun
> > > > police orders shed light on city's plans.
> > > >
> > > > SAN FRANCISCO, October 11, 1999 - Beginning this week, Mayor Brown
is
> > > > launching a new citywide policy directing the seizure of shopping
> carts
> > > > from homeless people under the presumption that the carts are stolen
> > > > property.  The Coalition received the first reports of people being
> > > > detained for pushing carts this morning, with some being brought in
on
> > > > old warrants for anti-homeless citations.
> > > >
> > > > The Coalition on Homelessness just received SFPD FOB General Order
> 99-03
> > > > and the corresponding operations order laying out the plans for
> > > > implementing this new policy.  The Coalition is available to provide
> > > > copies of these orders upon request.
> > > >
> > > > Here Are The Facts:
> > > > o   Every individual with a shopping cart will be detained.
> > > > o   Despite the news reports that there will be no arrests, it will
in
> > > > practice be up to the officer to determine whether an individual in
> > > > possession of a shopping cart will be admonished, cited or booked
for
> > > > the following crimes:
> > > > * Possession of Stolen Property (misdemeanor or felony);
> > > > * Misappropriation of Lost Property (misdemeanor);
> > > > * Possession of Property from which identifying
> > > > numbers or marks
> > > > have been removed, altered or obliterated (misdemeanor); or
> > > > * Unlawful possession of shopping carts (misdemeanor).
> > > > The misdemeanors are all punishable by 6 months in jail and/or a
> $1,000
> > > > fine, the felony could be used as a third strike resulting in 25
years
> > > > to life.
> > > > o   Any person who fails to surrender a shopping cart will be cited
or
> > > > booked.
> > > > o   A photograph will be taken of each person with a cart, and an
> > > > incident report filed for each detention.
> > > > o   Department of Public Works (DPW) and Department of Public Health
> > > > (DPH) workers will accompany officers in the field.  DPW will seize
> each
> > > > shopping cart and DPH will search the property in the carts for
> > > > "biohazardous materials".
> > > > o   DPW will supply the individual with two plastic bags for their
> > > > possessions.  Any possessions that can not fit in the plastic bags
may
> > > > be taken and stored in a city facility or thrown away.  The orders
> claim
> > > > that there is storage available for people at the Pier 24 Annex, but
> no
> > > > such storage exists.
> > > > o   Assigned officers will be receiving overtime wages.
> > > > o   "This comprehensive operation will be a coordinated effort
though
> > > > [sic] the Mayor's Office on Homelessness."
> > > >
> > > > The SFPD orders fail to advise officers that there are only shelter
> beds
> > > > sufficient to serve 10% of San Francisco's homeless population and
> there
> > > > are waiting lists for most services. The telephone number for the
> > > > contact at the Department of Human Services (referred to as the
> > > > Department of Social Services in the orders) is incorrect.  The
> > > > Coalition on Homelessness has still been unable to identify what, if
> any
> > > > resources from DHS will be redirected to this effort, but it is
clear
> > > > that if an outreach worker is assigned to work with the police they
> will
> > > > be taken off of their current duties.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> >
> >
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