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documentModified Injunction is Bad News for the Unhoused; Prepare to Resist Now, or Regret Later
by Robert Norse
Judge Susan van Kuelen's March 30th modifications in the 1-20-21 Preliminary Injunction previously protecting the San Lorenzo Survival Campground was published April 1st. It allows a week or two relief, if that, before the unhoused population faces restored confinement or persecution....
Posted: Fri Apr 2, 2021 9:13PM
textJudge "Relocates" San Lorenzo Survival Campers by Robert Norse
At a status hearing on March 30th, Federal Magistrate Susan Van Keulen bought the City Attorney's restrictive and repressive plan to relocate the San Lorenzo Park residents to the Benchlands, and move those currently in the Benchlands, first to San Lorenzo Park and nowhere....
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:55AM
documentLatest Assault on the Unhoused Community
by Robert Norse
Of uncertain use is this critical itemizing of the City Council's latest work-around to eliminate homeless civil rights without running afoul of the Martin v. Boise decision requiring no criminalization of the homeless for survival camping where adequate resources do not exist. And the CDC's obvious "shelter-in-place" rules ignored by City Manager Martin Bernal....
Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:32PM
documentReturn of the Sleeping Ban and a Letter to Mayor Meyers
by Robert Norse
On February 23, City Council ignored dozens of speakers, silenced another two dozen, and passed the TOLO (Temporary Living Outside Ordinance) well after midnight. I filed a Brown Act complaint, noting the failure to provide adequate Agenda notice, requiring them to redo the item. I'm not holding my breath....
Posted: Fri Mar 5, 2021 5:16PM
documentTwo Victories on January 20th: San Lorenzo Park Residents and RV Dwellers on Riverside
by Robert Norse
Joint community direct action and legal pressure prompted two victories this last week for unhoused folks in Santa Cruz. In-person physical support on Riverside St. and at San Lorenzo temporarily thwarted the standard "move out and hide out" strategy of both the Public Works Department and City Manager Martin Bernal....
Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:31PM
documentTRO Extended Another Week; Homeless Removal Squad Seeks More Pretexts
by Norse, Condotti, and van Keulen
Federal Magistrate Susan van Keulen granted a last minute motion from City Attorney Condotti delaying any decision and/or hearing on the San Lorenzo Campground until January 20th, allowing both the SC Homeless Union Survival Supporters and "Save the Grass; Screw the Homeless" attorneys to present more evidence and argument to sweep the park....
Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:00AM
documentWorking on a History of Protest Power Around Shelter and Sweeps in Santa Cruz
by Robert Norse
In light of the current community support for the San Lorenzo Survival Campers, I thought it might be helpful to post a partial history of the changes and services created by protest and direct action in the past. I distributed this flyer at the Park today. If Chief Mills word is to be believed, the protests Monday have already extended the Final Sweep "Solution" deadline to late January....
Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:54PM
textEducating the City Manager (and his Neighbors) by Robert Norse
On December 20th and 21st, Santa Cruz Union activists demonstrated and spoke in front of City Manager Martin Bernal's suburban house at 96 Brookwood Drive. Bernal's police have begun demolition of the San Lorenzo survival campgrounds destroying tents, gear, and other property. In winter weather, with no winter shelter, defying a shelter-in-place CDC order--Bernal's decree raised much outrage....
Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:24PM
textNext Steps in Fighting the Anti-Homeless Sweeps? by Robert Norse
An outreach demonstration today on Pacific Avenue seeks to gather perspectives and supporters for a sane and fair solution to the Winter Shelter crisis. The crisis has been provoked and intensified by City Manager Bernal's Sweeps, the overboard powers granted him by Myers' City Council, the lack of any walk-in shelter, and the police destruction of homeless gear in violation of the Boise v. Martin "no tickets without shelter" decision....
Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:11PM
textMissing Documentation on San Lorenzo Camp Extermination to Remain Missing by Robert Norse
I sent the following Public Records demand to the City Administrator/Clerk on 12-17 regarding the abrupt and toxic shutdown of the San Lorenzo Campground displacing 150-200 people. I received a reply that City offices would be "closed for the holidays" until January 4th -but City Mangler Bernal has set January 6th as the date for completion of the destruction of the shelter-in-place camp....
Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:56AM
documentHomeless Dead in Santa Cruz County 2020
by HPHP & Others (posted by Norse)
This is the list given out at the on-line 2020 Homeless Memorial on December 17, 2017, sponsored by Housing Matters, the Santa Cruz County Homeless Persons Health Project, Wings and the Salvation Army. It was updated for the in-person Memorial held today at the Food Not Bombs meal location at Front and Laurel Sts....
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:12PM
document"Clear 'em Out" Cruelty as Usual: Deportations Slated from San Lorenzo Park
by Robert Norse
City Manager Martin Bernal and Parks and Recreation Boss Tony Eliot are expanding an existing crisis in San Lorenzo Park. Staring Monday December 21st, they have announced they will begin removing unhoused survival camps there with no shelter destination. Community activists Alicia Kuhl and Peter Gelblum have published their responses to this latest insanity....
Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:28AM
documentVolunteer SCPD Homeless-Harasser Deb Elston's Ticketing Record
by Robert Norse
For those seeking more information regarding the questionable ticketing behavior of the SCPD towards those whose only home is their vehicle, check out the record of Santa Cruz Neighbors organizer and Nextdoor boss Deborah Elston below....
Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:23AM
textBrown Act Demand to Santa Cruz City Council: ReDo Meetings You've Illegally Closed by Robert Norse
Letter to Mayor Justin Cummings demanding his City Council follow the law and reconsider all actions taken at the 10-27-20 City Council meeting given their lack of public access....
Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:30AM
calendarStop the City's Attacks on Food Not Bombs and the Survival Encampments by Keith McHenry (posted by Norse)
809 Center St. City Council Courtyard (across from the main closed library)....
Event Date: Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:00PM
Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:18PM
documentFlyer Distributed During the Indigenous Slaughter Day Protest
by Robert Norse
Two demonstrations were held remembering the lives and deaths of Native people as well as the local homeless and poor on October 12th also known in settler-celebrator circles as "Columbus Day" and among others as Indigenous Peoples Day....
Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:49AM
textA Plea for Help from the County's Benchland Containment Camp by Greg Bengston (posted by Norse)
I received the following letter earlier this week immediately before our Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom (Greg's a member). I'm forwarding it for community info and in response to his wishes....
Posted: Fri Oct 2, 2020 11:11AM
documentGrowing Resistance to City Manager's Camp & FNB Sweep Threats
by Robert Norse
Dozens of activists and volunteers gathered at 8 AM Monday morning in Parking Lot #27 on the 200th day of a SC Homeless Union COVID-19 Relief Center--created back in March at the Town Clock by the Union, Food Not Bombs [FNB], and Homeless United for Friendship & Freedom [HUFF] ....
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:16AM
textMore Punches at the Poor on Today's Council Agenda by Robert Norse
A recent letter I sent to Mayor Justin Cummings remains largely unanswered. I include some selections as well as a few additional comments bearing on today's agenda at the "public" meeting--largely a rubberstamp of the City Manager's latest decrees and the unelected city staff's priorities....
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:42AM
audioThe 8-30 Edition of Bathrobespierre's Broadsides Free Radio Santa Cruz show (audio/mpeg 24.7MB) by Robert Norse
The regular Free Radio Santa Cruz twice-weekly Bathrobespierre's Broadsides show usually airs on the net at Thursdays 6-8 PM and Sundays 9:30 AM to 3 PM. However, FRSC-on-the-net is recovering of fire evacuation right now. Meanwhile the show is archived at . This is another on-the-road collection of interviews, downloaded songs, and my commentary from the last few days in downtown Santa Cruz....
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:57PM