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Looking In On the Public Hysteria Task Farce

by Robert Norse
With hearings for the Mayor Bryant's hand-picked "Task Force on Public Safety" happening weekly now with the aim of churning out a report in November, I stepped in to tonight's meeting at the Civic (next week's is supposed to be at the Police Station again--where most of their meetings have been held). I only stayed for an hour of the meeting. The audience was small and submissive. As ever, there was no provision for public comment, though there was informal (if insubstantial) chatter between Task Force members and some of the regular audience members. I include a poster I displaye for those arriving and a flier I gave out to the Task Force and to the audience.
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Poster by a talented but anonymous homeless artist
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by Robert Norse
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A narrow vote defeated an attempt to officially and openly ban needle exchange in the City. Of course that was already done when the City Council in closed session directed the City Attorney to threaten and close the Barson St. needle exchange last January. And so imperil the City's health for the last 9 months.
Sentinel story is on-line at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/santacruz/ci_24375964/santa-cruz-task-force-focuses-youth-program-treatment
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