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Downtown Business Owner Threatens Violence Against Homeless People in San Lorenzo Park
by Santa Cruz Vigilante Watch
Troy Swanner, the owner of Live Oak Clothing on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz, has made comments on social media threatening vigilante violence against the homeless people who have been camping and sheltering in place nearby in San Lorenzo Park. "Me and the community are going to have to physically go do something about it," Swanner said. "Like what we used to do to the homeless to make them clean up their s***." Swanner then elaborated, saying "we locals [...] used to beat the s*** out of the homeless that would spread their garbage around and leave needles. And it seemed to work a lot better than what's going on now." Swanner claims that most of the homeless people in the park are not Santa Cruz locals, and should leave the area because they do not follow the motto of "Pack Your Trash," a phrase coined by the Pleasure Point Night Fighters, a vigilante group with a long but mostly secret history in the Eastside of Santa Cruz. Swanner also "liked" a post that called for a return to the Trollbusters period, when individuals wore "Troll Buster" shirts and committed acts of violence against homeless people in Santa Cruz. (Photo: Troy Swanner threatens the homeless residents of San Lorenzo Park with possible violence, more photos at end of article.)
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