This letter was probably rejected as a Letter to the Editor, so we put it here! Note: People in SoHum (Redway, Garberville) are often picked up, brought almost 2 hours away to Eureka, cited, and released to the street with no way back home and no survival gear that they were carrying. All over the country, benches and anything that allows people to rest for a moment, are disappearing.
The Grinch that stole the picnic table
Oh how cool for the town square to donate the picnic table to the some peoples community park. The real reason is that it is another chapter in the war on the poor. Was anyone in our community contacted to see if they would rather , sit at at a picnic table or a small bench at some people’s town square? People finally had a reasonable place in town to gather without being harassed but, oh no that just couldn’t be. The same merchants that sign petitions to get the police unprecedented power to get folks to move on and who think they are above the law and clouds made that decision. I have seen the kindness and generosity of this community first hand and have seen the dark side also. Backpacks are like yellow stars to the right wing profilers, off to the gulag you go.
As the cops constantly harass folks who live in their rigs or park on our streets a motor home sat along the highway in Richardson grove for months. I guess it sat there because no one was living in it.Ahh what kind and generous times we live in.
How we treat our poor is a direct reflection of us as a community. I know you catch more bees with honey but this just stings me.
Name withheld to protect myself