Report of 10 subjects fighting in the 700 block of State Street, possibly a group of transients assaulted a family.
Comment has been deleted by edhat
The SB Public Library hired a private security firm to protect the library and library users. It is an entirely different there now, and when someone gets weird, several people show up and deal with it, not the library staff. Perhaps the City needs to hire this security company to police downtown so we can feel save there. It is getting down right strange and uncomfortable there. It would be terrifying to be physically attacked, and to watch a gang pick on a family.
BINGO! This is the police's job, but it doesn't bring in revenue for them and it's unpleasant, so they ignore it. They'd much rather pop DUIs. Shame. SB Police: DO YOUR JOB.
Well the city certainly has enough money to do that! One look at the inept and inane projects I've seen downtown over the years and the salaries of city employees show us that. City staffers with $100k a year pay and we STILL have potholes everywhere. The city spends a stupid amount of money on those dumb "ambassadors" in the red vests for tourists (BIGGEST PATHETIC WASTE OF MONEY I'VE EVER SEEN!) and yet there is open storefronts everywhere due to greedy landlords and out of state owners and a massive homeless problem. THE CITY needs to deal with this and fire all those stupid ambassadors.
And maybe if they paid them really well, and gave them really nice pensions? Is it possible?
If only the city had hired people who were trained to do this. Maybe they would be wearing uniforms and a badge.
This is so awful...used to be proud to show families, friends, from out of town, our beautiful city...no more
A source on scene told me that the family was attacked because a young boy in the family offered to buy a Transient an ice cream. The Transient went mentally violent on the kid. So it wasn't a fight between Transients at all it was an attack on a young man who offered to buy a Transient an ice cream. The family was attacked a woman suffered a head injury as she had a gash to her head. Eight Transients were involved according to my source. That is what I got.
Gosh, I was hoping there weren’t any kids involved... This is terrible. A young kid trying to do something nice for a bum, and the bum goes crazy on the poor kid. We have got to do something to get these vagrants off the street. How many people have to get hurt by these bums before we clean up our city? And yet, nothing will be done except our politicians asking for yet even more funding for the homeless.
After hearing what I just heard I have worse names for those involved now.
It was an accident I'm in horrible pain and half asleep...
Good to know you too, Roger, post anonymously even if by accident. I did so the other day, accidentally, clicked the hide handle button when I had no intention to, was just clicking the send button.
I see your point CW gets me riled up because I'm poor and screwed up was on the streets and I'm not a bad person, there are others like myself that don't cause problems I don't like seeing the truely sick get the blame. Many get robbed and beaten for their money or possessions too some of the homeless and poor are republicans also..I personally believe in frontier justice I'm kinda like in the middle Arnold screwed up the budget a bit too I think they all do.. Homeless Inc don't help the homeless all that much..By the way read somewhere the kid was a grand child he and his grandparents were attacked his grandmother has a head injury I don't like the scum that did that either...
Roger, who has been in charge of this state after 2004, when voters agreed to tax themselves to get mentally impaired people off the streets? The problem has grown immensely from 2004 forward - did this new posst 2004 MHSA money pay for hiring more government employees, who now need an ever growing numbers of street cases just to keep their own jobs secure? Because it never got spent reducing this street population. Voters in this state stood up and said we want this to change (during the Gov. Schwarzenegger days) Billions of new tax dollars have been raised since 2004. Where did that money go and whose policies grew the street population after Schwarzenegger left office in 2008, and the Gov Jerry Brown Democrats got a super-majority in the state legislature who got to spend this new money,
Sounds like according to you all of the homeless, the poor and the democrats are at fault..I remember when there were more republicans than democrats on the city council and they did not do nothing about this issue either...
How many people here are willing to pay an increase in their taxes to house these (and more) transients?
How come they are called homeless until they get caught in criminal activities in which case they become 'transients'?
We already agreed in 2004 to "tax ourselves" to get mentally impaired persons off the streets. What happened to that tax money raised every year - over 15 years ago? From Cal.gov: ...."The passage of Proposition 63 (now known as the Mental Health Services Act or MHSA) in November 2004, provides the first opportunity in many years for the California Department of Mental Health (DMH) to provide increased funding, personnel and other resources to support county mental health programs and monitor progress toward statewide goals for children, transition age youth, adults, older adults and families. The Act addresses a broad continuum of prevention, early intervention and service needs and the necessary infrastructure, technology and training elements that will effectively support this system.
This Act imposes a 1% income tax on personal income in excess of $1 million. Statewide, the Act was projected to generate approximately $254 million in fiscal year 2004-05, $683 million in 2005-06 and increasing amounts thereafter. Much of the funding will be provided to county mental health programs to fund programs consistent with their local plans. .."
The police call all of the homeless Transients. I have other names I can call people who attack and beat on families weather they are homeless or not but cannot say them here. I usually call people who are homeless, Homeless folk, unless they are a%%holes then I call them Transients.
I heard 4 were transported to jail one a female but one was a pick up from the police station so maybe 3 from the fight Roger Out.
This is going to become more and more common as conditions deteriorate downtown. I would suggest avoiding areas that are occupied by drug addicts and the mentally ill. In particular, I would strongly suggest keeping children away from the downtown area. The sight of people suffering and living in filth on the street is extremely disturbing for young eyes. Finally, I would like to remind everyone of the risk of being exposed to disease. Drug addicts and the mentally ill live in filthy unsanitary conditions and are unable to care for themselves. Diseases spread rapidly among this population, and this could become an acute problem as the corona virus begins spreading in the US. It is starting to feel more and more like we are living in some kind of zombie apocalypse...
"Full powers of the EPA"?! HAHAHAHA! You mean the EPA that Trump has entirely gutted and filled with big oil men? FAT CHANCE. Trump is the worst thing that has ever happened to this country and if people can't see that they are blind or stupid or both.
Chip, i live downtown. this posts are a bit over the top. when i say i live downtown, i'm 2 blocks west from State and Ortega. So on a walk, downtown is in our walking area, my kids and I frequent downtown almost daily/nightly.
Just like any town or city, there are homeless, drunks, etc. We are no different than any other place. Downtown is safe. One incident like this isn't a call for everyone to be fearful. I feel safe downtown and so do my kids and our neighbors and their kids etc. Let's not jump on the hysteria band wagon. Downtown may be boring AF now, with few shops and shuttered doors, but it's safe. No matter where you go, you should always be aware and vigilant. Whether it's santa barbara or maybury.
"Trump said". HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!
His administration never came up with nor did they present a plan of any kind. How can you expect people to agree to work on a plan together if there is no plan to work on.
Salud Carbajal never said he would not work with Donald Trump on the homeless issue. Trump just did what he always does, puffed up his fat face and slammed his tiny fists on a lectern and "said" he was going to do something with the real goal being getting his supporters fired up, not actually fixing the problem.
and then he never did it.
Just like always. When will the suckers in this country figure out they have been conned by Don.
Trump came to California and said he would use the full powers of the EPA to clean up these toxic vagrant camps unless the state and cities did something about their environmental degradation. Salud Carbajal, who claims he protects the environment did nothing and said nothing when the EPA option was put on the table. Nothing. It was his time to extend his support and prove he actually does care about the environment, pollution, toxic waste and ocean runoff degradation. Instead he comes up with some flunkie window-dressing prohibition against drilling on federal lands.
Our city council is intended to be non-partisan. Party politics should play no role in local decision making, or even voter choice. So which political party locally needs to bow out of city decision making? Problem today is the Democrat party became the party of the public employee unions, and everything went downhill after that. Bloated hiring, bloated salaries and benefits, under-funded budgets, increased taxes, declining public services and failing infrastructure - that is what happened after the Democrat Party and the public sector unions went to bed togehter permanently a few decades ago in this state. You can thank the Democrat Party take-over by the public sector unions for all of this, and no one else. You can track this history right here in this city and the make-up of the city council majorities that did this to us. In the future, voters need to reject all Democrat and public employee candidates backed by public sector union money and endorsements as the very first step and get all our local boards, including our school boards, back to being independent, community oriented and non-partisan. Do not vote based upon your Democrat party endorsement handout lists. In fact, vote just the opposite until we get this incestuous Democrat-public sector union connection cleaned out of local politics permanently. To all candidates who continue to take Democrat party and public sector money, endorsements and support, take a pledge. you will recuse yourself from any voting that impacts any of these self-interested partisan groups. You will recuse yourself from any collective bargaining with those public sector groups, and their surrogate groups who sit on the other side of the bargaining table spending our tax dollars. That is how you take special partisan interests out of non-partisan local politics. Take away the special interest incentives to support certain candidates. We currently have elected council majorities spending our money, who are totally doing the bidding only of those very same public sector unions and their members who made sure they got elected for their own benefit. This must end. Voters, this is in your hands.
Exactly. The trumpublicans refuse to work with anyone who doesn't now down to trump. Absolutely absolutely refuse. We need to fix the problem in this town without them
Hey 150, your ignorance is painful. Trump's administration never offered a plan to do anything about homelessness. There is no opportunity to work together if there is no plan. They said they would release a plan and Trump "threatened" to "take over" and "fix it", but of course his threats just like his promises are just vapor.
So, yeah, please explain how it's possible to refuse to work together when there's no plan to work together being offered. Please provide a source that Carbajal ever refused to work with Trump to solve homelessness. Not even in your alternate universe does that exist.
Thank goodness this street population won't be exposed to fracking or plastic straws. Why did our Congressman Salud Carbajal turn down an opportunity to work with the Trump administration to solve this problem? What are Monique Limon and Hannah-Beth Jackson finally doing with the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) billions of dollars that voters have already raised for years? Are they on board now with Gov Newsom, who wants to make it easier to place those with mental impairments into state funded care settings?
According to the Scanner 10 Transients were fighting in the 700 Block of State street, Three of them broke off from the others and Assaulted a family. According to the scanner 3 Transients assaulted a family not 10...
This has to stop
Van One responding to the First Block of East De La Guerra I hope that means there will be arrests from this fight.
CSI Crime Scene Investigation Responding...
Unknown victim of Assault though did hear a family was assaulted by three transients.
I wonder if this one will be the one that causes the SB City Council to finally address the homeless issue downtown. I hope no one was hurt who didn't deserve it!
Address on State street in front of 736 State street.
SBPD on scene.
Assault victim has a Head Injury.