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Scanner Report 11-21-11
updated: Nov 21, 2011, 7:00 AM
By Roger the Scanner Guy
I guess one can only pretend it's okay for so long before they go off their rocker, and say something that shocks otters so bad they have to seek therapy because they thought the person whose commentaries they read was DOG. I feel that way about Steve Lopez, and Ken Williams. Of course, if they were to get angry about something and fly off the handle with their words I'd wait to hear what else they had to say instead of pouncing on their heads condemning them as evil.
In Santa Barbara, if you're homeless or Hispanic, you're treated as second class by the general population. Actually, I think homeless people in Santa Barbara are treated far worse than anyone else. There may be homeless shelters and services all over town for them, but not all of them benefit. We play favorites here in Santa Barbara. If one is mentally ill or too physically disabled and cannot or will not conform to the rules, they are shoved gently out of the way.
I hear this every day several times on the scanner. But as people tell me, it happens everywhere not just in Santa Barbara, It's the way of the land the way of our new world. What a wonderful life for some but not all. Since it happens everywhere, that is supposed to somehow make it OK, or acceptable. Isn't it obvious to others that if one is mentally ill they cannot conform to rules because they do not understand rules? Isn't it obvious that the physically disabled cannot perform the duties that non-physically disabled people can? While some homeless shelters do not have the capacity to care for those who are seriously ill, many of the shelters benefit from government grants with the commitment to care for them.
If I had lived in a glass bubble all of my life like many people do; if I never experienced being abandoned as a child, raped as a child, beaten as a child; if I never experienced brain damage, then I would not know what it's like to be gently shoved out of the way. But I do know what it's like. I know what it's like to live on the street, to eat out of trash cans, to be refused services unless I give someone sex. It doesn't just happen to little girls, it happens to little boys too. I know what it's like to not be right in the head, disabled physically and mentally, so far gone I couldn't even tie my own shoes or comb my hair. I know what it's like to be taken advantage of and thrown away like a piece of scrap. When I see it done to others I get angry, real angry. Excuse me for being human.
These poor women out here on the street get raped all of the time. They get used and thrown away like a piece of garbage. They don't always report crimes done to them because I'm told they are not taken seriously by the police, or they are too afraid to report crimes. I don't know if they are not taken seriously. On the scanner I'm pretty sure the police answer all calls and check them out. I see police responding in my neighborhood, and they seem to be conducting thorough investigations involving the homeless.
I think many homeless people don't trust the police, they think that the police will not investigate the crime against them, so why call? I know that many homeless people are considered to be 5150, or emotionally unstable, and when someone who is considered to be 5150 reports a crime, they are not taken as seriously. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. See what you've done now I can't shut myself off - I'll be up all night. Why can't I just have my opinion without having to share my life story over and over again? AAAAAAAHHHHHHGGGHHH! It's OK it happens everywhere, just SNOT here. People go off their rocker all the time.
Scanner Reports, Fryday:
Medical Emergency female with chest pains in the 4200 Block of Calle Real.
415 Disagreement between several neighbors in the 300 Block of South Canada, and here I thought everybody got along.
SBPD Officer speaking about a rape case and requesting Rape Crisis, I don't know when or where wouldn't tell you if I did. But it's important to know it happened, be careful out there.
On Overpass Road, contraband was found in a package, that's all I heard.
Possible drug dealing going on near the bike path end of Ward Drive 900 Block.
SBPD with 5 on the roof on Canon Perdido.
2002 Hit and Run Nectarine and Hollister.
415 Transients disturbing Lookout Park in Summerland.
People on Bicycles harassing and blocking others, said to be part of a group.
Suspicious subjects at Haley and Voluntario 10-15 Hispanic Males.
Gang types gathering near Franklin Center
Juvenile gang types gathering near Pennywise Market.
Activity subject smoking marijuana near KFC on Milpas.
600 Block of Bell Street alcohol overdose.
Scanner Reports, Saturday:
484 Theft of a bicycle 700 Block of Camino Del Sur.
1144 Death at Marian Medical Center.
At Little Cesars a customer is attempting to pass a counterfeit bill. I hope they are doing it in the bathroom!
SBPD talking about a purse snatching that occurred in the 700 Block of North Milpas, I missed the original call.
2 Subjects refusing to leave a business in the 400 Block of South Milpas.
Code 40 Drunk Cottage ER.
DLV and Quinto minor injury traffic accident.
Micheltorena and Gillespie another minor injury traffic accident.
Some type of a dog attack where a dog was said to be bleeding profusely, 1400 Block of Harmony, County.
Check the Welfare of a subject slouched over on the bus bench State and 154.
5700 Block of El Colegio in IV 459 Burglary to residence.
400 Block of West Padre 415 Domestic.
415 Domestic at 15 East Cabrillo verbal.
Medical Emergency female suffering seizures 2200 Block of Cliff Drive.
Somewhere in the county a woman cut her husband with a razor blade, I prefer a cold hard slap myself you could lose things with razor blades.
Off Entrance near Ellwood a vehicle into a fence.
6 Vehicles in city lot 10 busted into.
Smoke investigation Castillo at Arrellaga Fire determined that someone had put out their fire place causing it to smoke.
273.5 Domestic Violence, 242 Assault, husband hit his wife in the face, child crying in the background. First Block of East Pedregosa.
Scanner Reports, Sunday:
417 Brandishing a knife 400 Block of Cannon Green.
Naked Female in front of a trailer at 1210 Cacique, I wonder if there is a black Chrysler there also.
918 State Customer yelling at staff of coffee house and threatening to throw coffee on them.
1040 Cliff Drive several vehicles 594ed vandalized.
233 South Milpas Suicidal man threatening to walk out in front of traffic.
211 Silent alarm 1100 Block of Coast Village Road going off 2nd time today.
Audible 459 Burglary alarm 800 Block of Miramonte.
Drinker in front of Trader Joes 29 South Milpas.
242 Assault on security guard 7 South Milpas, parole went to jail.
415 Transient refusing to leave the Alano Club 235 East Cota.
Check the Welfare of a transient in a sleeping bag at Taco Bell in the 5900 Block of Hollister, he looks like he needs some type of help.
2:50pm 2-Door sedan at a high rate of speed Cathedral Oaks near Patterson 23103 Reckless driver.
Some Type of spill behind Scolari's 222 North Milpas.
Check the Welfare of a black male down in front of Amtrak 209 State Street.
484 Shoplifter in custody Ralphs 100 West Carrillo.
Illegal Camper 801 Chapala.
Report of naked female in front of Albertsons in Carpinteria late teens talking to people was picked up by subject in a black Chrysler 700 and driven away.
2 Males yelling at Rite Aid in 800 Block of State Street.
Medical Emergency subject down at Amtrak 209 State Street.
Five subjects fighting at USA Gas 8 S. Milpas code 2 Medic's for minor injury.
That is pretty much it for now. Have a wonderful Monday, and Dog Willing I'll see ya on Wednesday. Roger
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