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Sat Sep 14 2013 (Updated 09/23/13)Dylan Greiner Removed as SC Clean Team Admin After Arrest
Sat Sep 14 2013 (Updated 09/23/13)Agenda of Santa Cruz Safety Groups Involved with Accused Surfer Questioned
Dylan Greiner was removed as an administrator of the Santa Cruz Clean Team's Facebook group shortly after he was arrested for victimizing young female students through his surf school. He first became a public figure involved with community safety organizations Take Back Santa Cruz and the Clean Team in 2012 when he uploaded a video to YouTube showing drug paraphernalia on Cowell's Beach in Santa Cruz. After Greiner shared the video through Take Back Santa Cruz, the organization reported their Facebook group acquired approximately 500 new members.
In 2013 Take Back Santa Cruz member Steve Schlicht was appointed by Mayor of Santa Cruz Hilary Bryant to the city's newly formed 'public safety task force' that critics argue has focused on petty crimes relating to drug use and homelessness, over more direct approaches to violent crimes such as rape and violence against women.
TBSC Watchdog writes: "As a result of the viral publicity and unquestioned support by Take Back Santa Cruz, The Clean Team, and the Santa Cruz Patch, Greiner's surfing school business may have expanded, thereby giving him more access to victims. Has the anti-homeless agenda of these so called public safety groups had a negative impact on public safety overall in Santa Cruz? Are their viral advocacy methods shifting focus away from real crime, and towards misdemeanors and petty infractions?"
Previous Coverage: Mayor's Public Safety Task Force Member Is "Fine with Junkies Dying" || Video of Take Back Santa Cruz Supported Clean Team Harassing Homeless
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Community Support for Black Lives Matter in Capitola (1 comment) Saturday Feb 18th 3:31 PM
Municipal Ordinance Provides Force of Law Protection For Immigrants (1 comment) Friday Feb 17th 11:25 AM
SCPD officer Erik Bailey named as killer of Sean Arlt; DA won't press charges (6 comments) Thursday Feb 16th 3:30 PM
Raids on Santa Cruz Immigrant Communities Cause Severe Damage (2 comments) Thursday Feb 16th 1:51 AM
Highly Militarized ICE Raids on California's Central Coast (3 comments) Wednesday Feb 15th 5:56 PM
Día Sin Inmigrantes! Wednesday Feb 15th 3:46 PM
California Shrugs Off Deadline for Shutting Down Illegal Oil Industry Injections (1 comment) Wednesday Feb 15th 2:44 PMMore Local News...
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Cook Inlet Gas Pipeline Leak Shows Risks of Offshore Drilling Wednesday Feb 15th 5:44 PM
Human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria Tuesday Feb 7th 1:36 PM
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Trump Orders Massive Rollback of Environmental Protections Monday Jan 30th 6:48 PM
100 Days of Resistance Sunday Jan 29th 11:41 PM
Trump Puts Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines Back on Table Tuesday Jan 24th 4:13 PM
On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo From National Wildlife Refuges Monday Jan 23rd 7:03 PM
AWI Applauds USDA for Improving Welfare of Animals under Certified Organic Label Monday Jan 23rd 12:58 PM
Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto's Toxic Pesticides Monday Jan 23rd 12:53 PMMore Global News...
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EPA Report Confirms Threat Posed By Fracking Monday Dec 19th 6:47 PM
Hwy 17 Wildlife Tunnel in Sight: Land Trust Completes Funding for Land Protection Monday Dec 19th 6:20 PM
Plastics BAN list report identifies most harmful plastic products and alternatives in CA Tuesday Dec 6th 2:14 PM
Offer Accepted! Muckrock Offers To Check For Local Police Surveillance Of Social Media Tuesday Oct 25th 8:05 PM
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Fracking and measure Z Friday Oct 21st 11:05 AM
CA Coastal National Monument Expansion: One Step Closer to Reality Thursday Sep 29th 8:20 PM
Leaders host public meeting on expanding the coastal national monument Tuesday Sep 27th 5:42 PM
Leaving Edward Snowden in limbo will be a stain on President Obama’s legacy (1 comment) Saturday Sep 17th 6:07 PMOpen Newswire...
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