SEATTLE, WA – According to a report, one Seattle woman invited homeless people to her house and immediately regretted it.
The woman, a Democrat and activist, was upset that the city swept a homeless encampment. So, in response, she offered up her own home for the homeless to sleep in and within hours she admitted regretting her decision.
City workers reportedly cleared an encampment in SoDo that created dangerous, untenable conditions for both residents and nearby businesses.
Several activists, socialists, and city councilwoman Tammy Morales as well as staff at The Seattle Times complained that the move was taken “during a heatwave.”
One activist was so livid that she actually showed up to protest the sweep and when asked if she would house any of the homeless, she answered in the affirmative, even giving out her address.
Unfortunately, she had zero intention of following through and is now having a fit on social media.
— Linda Vassilion (@VassilionLinda) August 2, 2022
Discovery Institute senior fellow Jonathan Choe spoke to activists protesting the sweep. He actually witnessed some of the activists move the homeless to a different part of the neighborhood, allowing them to avoid the offers of immediate shelter from the city.
So, instead those individuals stayed living on the streets in brown-down RVs and one woman was so angry, she yelled at Choe that the homeless are not the ones causing problems. The woman claimed:
“What’s the problem? Tell me what the problems are. What are the problems? Actually, there’s no (expletive) research at all in the city showing that crime is related to houseless people.”
Unfortunately, she was wrong because there are several problems, including assaults, rape, murder, and gunfire, which runs rampant at Seattle homeless encampments.
Seattle City councilman Andrew Lewis said:
“It is blatantly evident that a significant amount of the city’s crime and disorder is attributable to conditions in homeless encampments.”
Choe asked the woman if she would allow the homeless to stay at her place; she said yes and gave out her address on video. Now, she is claiming that Choe doxxed her. Watch below:
After Choe posted the video of the woman ranting and inviting the homeless to her house, she expressed her regrets. According to Choe, the woman then went on a private Facebook group to complain that she was doxxed by him.
According to a screenshot posted by Choe, the woman claimed that “Jonathan Choe … got our address and doxxed us publicly for disagreeing with him.”
She then claimed that people on his Twitter feed “suggested smashing windows” and asked community members to keep an eye out on the property.
ONLY IN #SEATTLE: As you all know, I reported on a lady who RECOGNIZED me in SODO this week, confronted me, and accused me of spreading “misinformation.” I was rolling on my camera and captured the entire interaction. Now the perpetrator is claiming to be a DOXXING victim. 🤡🤡🤡 pic.twitter.com/SlTd4ZEIBc
— Jonathan Choe Journalist (@choeshow) July 29, 2022
The woman does not look like the same person in the video, but maybe that person lives with the activist. Choe did not dox anyone and the woman can be seen on video giving out her personal address.
The Jason Rantz Show on KTTH reviewed the original post and did not find any threats on the Twitter feed. It is still unclear if any homeless people actually showed up to the activist’s home.
Activists exploit the homeless and get to play hero. They portray themselves as fighting for their “houseless neighbors,” but they’re not heroes; they are villains.
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Former US Olympian brutally attacked by homeless man in police-defunded, Democrat-run Los Angeles
July 13th, 2022
LOS ANGELES, CA – Former US Olympic volleyball player and silver medalist Kim Glass was enjoying lunch at a Los Angeles eatery. As she and her friend finished their meal and their visit together, they left the restaurant and stood on the sidewalk out front saying goodbye.
That is when she says a homeless man ran up to her and hit her in the face with what she described as a metal pipe.
“As I was leaving lunch, I was outside saying goodbye to a friend and this homeless man ran up.
He had something in his hand, he was on the side of the car in the street, and he just like looked at me with some pretty hateful eyes and as I go to tell my friend I think something is wrong with him, before I knew it a big metal bolt like pipe hit me.
It happened so fast, he literally flung it from the street,” she said.
She also recounted the experience with Inside Edition.
“He scurried up…and he looked at me like this, and it was just like rage in his eyes.”
And that is when he hit her.
As extensive as the damage to her face is, she said that she will not require surgery and her optometrist said that her retina is “solid.”
As seen in the video provided by Inside Edition, passersby came to her aid as well as subduing the suspect while they waited on emergency responders to arrive.
The alleged assailant was identified as 51-year-old Semeon Tesfamariam.
According to police, he was restrained by individuals at the scene, and they took him into custody. He was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently being held without bond.
Based on the video interview we have seen; Glass seems to be in good spirits given the ordeal she experienced.
She has acknowledged that it could have been much worse.
She received several stitches and has multiple fractures in her orbital region.
Her message to everyone?
‘Theres A Lot Of Mentally Ill People On These Streets’: Olympian Kim Glass Says She Was Brutally Attacked With Pipe By Homeless Manhttps://t.co/EpmxJE4naP
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 11, 2022
“Guys, just be safe out there. Keep your head on a swivel, off your phones. I mean, mine wasn’t, but still I wasn’t ready for it. There’s a lot of mentally ill people on these streets right now. You shouldn’t have to be fearful when you walk, but it’s true,” Glass said.
The LA streets are teaming with homeless individuals and violent crime, like that experienced by Glass, is increasing. And in the midst of all this, the soft-on-crime LA District Attorney, George Gascon, is facing the possibility of a recall.
Nothing to see here: Los Angeles accused of hiding homeless from the Super Bowl spotlight
LOS ANGELES, CA – The left-wing government officials in Los Angeles County continued their practice of sweeping the homeless crisis under the rug by moving homeless encampments to other areas as the Super Bowl approached.
Community leaders have called out the county once again for moving homeless encampments near locations experiencing high tourist traffic, such as Los Angeles airport, to more quiet neighborhoods as the county prepared to host the big game, according to Fox News.
You should search some of the videos about how LA cleaned and moved all the Homeless people b4 the Superbowl. I had no idea how bad it was right outside the stadium!https://t.co/BS9avWjRjK pic.twitter.com/yBbX50ETCf
— BillsFan2021SB (@BillsFan2021SB) February 15, 2022
Resident Yolanda Gonzalez said she noticed a tent erected in front of the library across from her house near the Venice Beach boardwalk, and the number grew as the game approached:
“It started with one tent, and then, eventually, in less than three weeks, all of a sudden, all these tents went up. How many tourists come through here, and right now with the game’s coming, people walk up our streets.
“What have we got to show for? This is embarrassing.”
The homeless camp grew not long after an encampment near the Los Angeles airport was cleared by authorities. Yolanda estimated 40 tents were part of the new encampment.
HAAVEN Shared Housing founder Heidi Roberts called the City and County’s efforts to hide the homeless “waterbed syndrome”:
“Like, you press here and it bumps up over here, press here, it bumps up over here.
“So, it seems like they’re spending millions and millions of dollars just to shift people around to different neighborhoods when if they were smart about this, I mean, they could actually solve the problem.”
— Deborah Padgett (@DeborahPadgett5) February 15, 2022
Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, representing Venice, issued a statement regarding the homeless situation:
“I am fighting every day for more housing, shelter and services to get people off the streets, here and elsewhere — and my efforts are consistently opposed by obstructionists who say they oppose encampments but try to block every alternative.
“In just the past few months, we have housed hundreds of people who were unhoused in Venice, and are on track to do much more —even as hundreds of more people are forced into homelessness in LA every day.”
He said that solving the homeless problem though housing and other services is the proper course of action, not hiding the problem by moving them from one place to another:
“It is ironic that many of the people claiming encampments are moving from one neighborhood to another are the ones advocating for failed policies that do just that.”
“The way to end homelessness is housing and services, which is why I oppose failed policies that criminalize homelessness and push encampments from one neighborhood to the next.”
(Venice Beach residents demand LA officials act on homeless encampment, crime: ‘Finish the job’) – Silicon Beach News – https://t.co/xVpUJnUfQa
— Silicon Beach News (@SiliconBeach411) February 15, 2022
Soledad Ursua, a member of the Venice Neighborhood Council, told Fox News that the city wants to hide the homeless problem from the Super Bowl spotlight:
“The city has always done this. They moved homeless encampments last April for the Oscars, and so that’s really their approach. They just want to hide it. They don’t want tourists to see this coming in.”
She said that despite the efforts of the city to hide the problem, the homeless crisis is in open view:
“For tourists who are coming in for the Super Bowl, this is something they’re going to see. Homelessness has now spread to every part of L.A. City.”
Los Angeles wants to hide homeless crisis as Super Bowl approaches, community leader sayshttps://t.co/dH6hGNs3TQ
— Fox News Originals (@FNCOriginals) February 15, 2022
Los Angeles is known for trying to push the homeless out of sight for major events. In April 2021, the city ordered homeless encampments moved in preparation for the 93rd Academy Awards, which was held at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.
DJ, a man living in a tent in downtown Los Angeles, said at the time:
“They came to us about a week ago saying that we had to move by Friday 6 p.m. because they were trying to clean up for the Oscars and they told us if we didn’t move, they were gonna (sic) just demolish our stuff.
“They forced us to go to the Grand Hotel on 3rd and Figueroa and they kicked everybody out of Union Station, so it looks better for the image.”
Report: Los Angeles hides homeless population at Union Station for Oscar award ceremony
April 26, 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA- The 93rd Academy Awards has come under fire as the city of Los Angeles is being accused of hiding the homeless as Hollywood prepared to toast itself ahead of the Oscar’s on Sunday, April 25th.
— jsfalvo (@jsfalvo) April 25, 2021
According to reports, for the first time in its history, the celebrity-studded ceremony was being held at Union Station in Los Angeles, which is an area replete with homelessness. However, come Oscar Sunday, the homeless was not seen anywhere near Union Station.
DJ, a man living in a tent in downtown Los Angeles said:
“They came to us about a week ago saying that we had to move by Friday 6 p.m. because they were trying to clean up for the Oscars and they told us if we didn’t move, they were gonna just demolish our stuff.”
DJ stated, however, that the city did offer an option. He said:
“They forced us to the Grand Hotel on 3rd and Figueroa and they kicked everybody out of Union Station so it looks better for the image.”
Andy Bales of Union Rescue Mission, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless through food, shelter, education, counseling, and long-term recovery programs, said that he is not exactly surprised by the city’s actions.
ABC News celebrates the 93rd Oscars with its annual “Oscars Countdown, LIVE!” special starting at 1:00 p.m. ET from Los Angeles’ historic Union Station highlighting the transformative year in Hollywood! More: https://t.co/VqDp9kuSLW
— Jeff Smith (@JeffSmithABC7) April 25, 2021
He said anytime there is a big national event, Los Angeles tries to sweep its homeless problem under the rug. He said:
“We shouldn’t be about putting on a good show, we should be about doing good for our brothers and sisters, our neighbors who are suffering on our streets.”
Los Angeles city council member Kevin De Leon denied the claims, saying:
“While the 93rd Academy Awards are being held at Union Station this year and despite irresponsible rumors, no unhoused residents are being forced to relocate.”
“Since being sworn in, my office has been painstakingly working to house those experiencing homelessness throughout my district and we were able to offer housing options to unhoused residents in the vicinity of Union Station.”
DJ offered the following advice to the city of Los Angeles:
“If you’re gonna have your awards show, don’t have it were the homeless people are and you don’t have to worry about it.”
City of Los Angeles accused of moving the homeless in order to prepare for the Oscars https://t.co/a9TKwVMHJJ
— Bradford Adkins (@bradford_adkins) April 25, 2021
Reportedly, a massive wall of security fencing has been erected around the event venue and while the homeless were ushered elsewhere, celebrities present at the Oscars enjoyed gift bags containing free liposuction, designer skin creams, gold-plated cannabis vaporizers, affirmation candles, vegan bubble bath, IV vitamin infusions, and more.
On Tuesday, April 20th, a federal judge overseeing a sweeping lawsuit about homelessness in Los Angeles ordered the city and county to find shelter for all unhoused residents of Skid Row by October.
The judge’s filing was made one day after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vowed to spend nearly $1 billion in the coming year to get people off the streets. The judge has since ordered that $1 billion to be placed in escrow, with a spending plan “accounted for and reported to the Court within seven days.”
Federal judge orders Los Angeles to remove all homeless people from Skid Row https://t.co/XFW6jnnMtf
— Margot Miller (@ldmslattery1) April 25, 2021
Skip Miller, an attorney representing LA County said that the judge’s order “goes well beyond” what the plaintiffs asked for in their preliminary injunction. He said:
“We’re not evaluating our options, including the possibility of an appeal.”
Miller added that the county has spent millions on “proven strategies” that have “produced measurable results” throughout the region, not just on Skid Row.
Reportedly, earlier in the year, the judge called all parties to a hearing outside of a Skid Row shelter and said that if politicians could not provide solutions, he would explore what powers the court has to order and oversee remedies.
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