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Live Oak Clothing Owner Stands by Violent Threats Directed at Homeless People
by Santa Cruz Vigilante Watch
Troy Swanner, the owner of Live Oak Clothing on Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz, is standing by comments he made on social media threatening vigilante violence against the homeless people who have been allowed under a federal judge's order to legally camp and shelter in place nearby in San Lorenzo Park. When confronted on social media on February 11, Swanner said: "I know exactly what I wrote so I really don't care if you screenshot it [...] I stand behind what I say." Troy Swanner made the violent and bigoted comments about the homeless people staying in the park on December 30, stating: "Me and the community are going to have to physically go do something about it [...] 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 staying at San Lorenzo Park are not Santa Cruz locals, and should leave the area. (Photo: Comment made on social media on December 30 by Troy Swanner, more photos at end of article.)
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