Transient Assaults Hotel Employee

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Code 242: A transient grabbed the Housekeeper at Hotel Milo on 202 W. Cabrillo and is trying to assault other subjects.

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PitMix Nov 19, 2018 12:02 PM
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This should result in a long jail stint for this perp. Our existing laws can handle this problem.

CoastWatch Nov 19, 2018 09:53 AM
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Why doesn't the City do what other Cities do across the United States...? Buy them a one-way bus ticket to Seattle or Portland... We are the recipients of "chronic vagrants" from all over the U.S.

a-1573795991 Nov 22, 2018 03:10 AM
Transient Assaults Hotel Employee

Beautiful, Roger! been reading you for years. guess your fans never thought about you this way!!!

CoastWatch Nov 20, 2018 10:44 AM
Transient Assaults Hotel Employee

LOL! Yeah right...! It IS done... sorry if it breaks any "laws". There are thousands of "laws" on the books that were written by legislators to make them "feel" like they are addressing a situation...NONE are enforced.

RHS Nov 20, 2018 10:05 AM
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Coastwatch it is specifically illegal to buy transportation to clear out your homeless, mentally ill or seriously sick and send them elsewhere. The courts have addressed this absurd Dirty Harry crap many times and stopped it in place. What a sick mind set such advocates must have.

PitMix Nov 20, 2018 09:58 AM
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Just passing the problem to another jurisdiction, I guess that looks like a win win solution to you. National problems need national solutions. Why are locals accepting responsibility for this problem?

CoastWatch Nov 19, 2018 05:19 PM
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@PITMIX, When you wake up from La-La-Land, let us know. There is nothing illegal about buying a chronic vagrant a bus pass or an Amtrak ticket... It is done all over the U.S. Many hospital are tired of dealing with the same chronic street patients, (usually in the ER due to not taking their Px's and drinking alcohol). When you figure a County is paying a minimum of $2K per emergency room visit, it's cheaper and more effective to purchase a travel plan... It happens everyday- Many Cities in So Cal send them to SF or here in SB.

Lina24 Nov 19, 2018 03:04 PM
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If you didn't have a roof over your head, where would you choose to live in the winter, cold rainy Seattle, or dry temperate Santa Barbara? I seriously doubt they'd take the bus ticket.

a-1573795991 Nov 19, 2018 12:50 PM
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PITMIX - what is illegal about the City purchasing homeless people a bus ticket to another city? As long as they are not forcing them to leave, it's simply an offer to move somewhere likely more desirable based on their living situation.

420722 Nov 19, 2018 12:14 PM
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It’s going to get worse after they build the mini homeless city on cabrillo/carillo. Just wait.

PitMix Nov 19, 2018 12:01 PM
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Maybe a few cities are engaged in these illegal activities but they obviously don't have our community who would sue the City in a minute if they ever did anything like that.

Roger Nov 19, 2018 10:47 AM
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In 1980 the police used to drive me to Winchester tell me They are picking apples in Washington and to "Go" I always beat them back to town hitch hiking.

a-1573795991 Nov 19, 2018 09:26 AM
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Is this the same person that assaulted employees at the Tea Leaf this morning? If not, then I hope the City is made aware of these out of control vagrants! And now they want to put the "most service-resistant homeless people" in a trailer park downtown in a residential area?

a-1573795991 Nov 20, 2018 01:49 PM
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But it will be worse than doing nothing. This action will attract more homeless/transcients to the area in hopes of also scoring from lodging in one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Lina24 Nov 19, 2018 06:50 PM
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You're right I don't live amongst them but I do go downtown, and to Milpas and the Beach often enough to see their plight, and the plight of shop workers as well. I give them food or a handout whenever I can. Your gym offer is a great suggestion. So that's why I truly believe that this tiny home idea will work best for them and for our community. It's win, win. Would those complaining rather have them sleeping in their bushes, than in a tiny home village of their own? Their arguments against it reiterate the problems of them living in the streets and in their yards, without even considering that they won't be living in the streets anymore if they are provided their own personal shelters. At least give them a chance to succeed and then if it doesn't work, then complain. It's worth a try and can't be worse than the current situation with them on the streets

NamasteYogi Nov 19, 2018 06:29 PM
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Lina I guarantee you don’t live in the parts of the city that are plagued by homelessness like Milpas, beach areas, downtown because of you did you may feel differently. There is a great opportunity if you go down to the beach any day of the week, you can go and interact with the homeless people bring them food offer them showers, you do not have to bring them home you can get them a guest pass for your gym, and help them look for jobs. Also providing a cheap cell phone for them or help them get the job. I love your compassion, but there’s a reality to the scenario that those that do not deal with this, don’t understand apparently. Try having homeless people squatting in the houses vacant on your street.

NamasteYogi Nov 19, 2018 06:29 PM
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Lina I guarantee you don’t live in the parts of the city that are plagued by homelessness like Milpas, beach areas, downtown because of you did you may feel differently. There is a great opportunity if you go down to the beach any day of the week, you can go and interact with the homeless people bring them food offer them showers, you do not have to bring them home you can get them a guest pass for your gym, and help them look for jobs. Also providing a cheap cell phone for them or help them get the job. I love your compassion, but there’s a reality to the scenario that those that do not deal with this, don’t understand apparently. Try having homeless people squatting in the houses vacant on your street.

Lina24 Nov 19, 2018 05:23 PM
Transient Assaults Hotel Employee

True about him - but I'm pretty sure he's going to jail, not moving in next door to you. Bottom line is it's better for the community to get them off the streets. A truth I learned while working for the Government is that no matter what you do, people will complain... and it's often the same group of people. Like now, the same group griping about getting them off the street is now complaining about getting them off the street!! That's why I retired early.

Lina24 Nov 19, 2018 05:34 PM
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Oh another thing - I've personally witnessed homeless people get angry and make a scene because they are being kicked out of establishments they enter for warmth or to use the restroom. They're tired, hungry, and grumpy. That's why I believe it's best for them - and for our community, to have their own personal space to relax in. Have a heart people.

a-1573795991 Nov 19, 2018 03:35 PM
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LINA - someone who goes into a hotel and starts assaulting people is going to "cause trouble" whether they have a roof over their head or not. The mental issues that cause someone to do this will not be addressed by simply herding them into a make-shift trailer park. Hasn't that ever occurred to you?

Lina24 Nov 19, 2018 03:13 PM
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Maybe they won't cause so much trouble if they have their own home to hang out in and their own private bed to sleep in and their own bathroom to use. Hasn't that ever occurred to you? Many are considered "service resistant" because they don't want to sleep in crowded shelters with a bunch of strangers, which can be dangerous for women and children especially.

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