Monthly Archives: November 2013

‘Boulder DA concerned about rape of homeless women’

By Max R. Weller

Read the report in the Daily Camera. Quoting from it below:

Boulder prosecutors and homeless advocates are concerned that homeless women in the county are becoming increasingly vulnerable to violent sexual assaults, and are hoping to reach out to victims to make sure the crimes are reported and prosecuted.

Boulder County Deputy District Katharina Booth, chief of the sexual assault and domestic violence unit with the DA’s office, said she has seen what she believes is a recent increase in cases of violent sexual assaults against homeless women.

“I keep seeing this recurring trend of the female population of the homeless being victimized in a multitude of ways,” she said. “While I don’t have hard and fast numbers, anecdotally over the last couple of years I feel like I continue to see more cases, and I keep seeing our homeless women become victims of assault and sexual assault.”

Booth said homeless women are especially vulnerable to sexual assaults for many reasons.

“Many of our homeless women are suffering from mental health difficulties or substance abuse issues, not to mention the fact that they don’t have a home to stay in,” Booth said. “Obviously they are vulnerable victims for predators in that community.”

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless at 4869 N. Broadway houses a lot of registered sex offenders, along with dozens of vulnerable homeless women:

https://www-static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/SexOffenderListWithPictures.pdf

Please feel free to copy the URL above and pass it along to others.

Jim Budd was recently convicted of sexually assaulting a volunteer at Carriage House (now called Bridge House) he met while working there, before he founded Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow.

My point is: the local homeless shelter/services providers are part of the problem, not part of the solution. BSH MUST change its policy in re sex offenders to conform with most other homeless shelters in America — by refusing to accept them as clients. Bridge House, the transient (and rapist) magnet at 1120 1/2 Pine in downtown Boulder, MUST be closed down as a Public Nuisance.

Happy Holidays to you, too!

By Max R. Weller

“Max. R. Weller, your a fucking Moron! The World would be a much better place if you were would blow your pea size brains out!” (Copied verbatim).

This is the comment from “jennifer” which greeted me this morning when I logged in to my blog. Because I didn’t give her prior approval, this remark was sitting in the moderation basket — and will shortly be deleted. I take it she wasn’t happy with my last post, poking fun at yesterday’s Walmart Neighborhood Market protest here in Boulder, CO.

LOL . . .

Maybe I should ask her, since I now have both her e-mail (berkley33@gmail.com) and IP addresses. Or maybe not.

I remember the first protest against this particular grocery store for the poor and middle class shoppers; it happened over a year ago, while Walmart still had plans for it on the drawing board. I blogged about it then, based on a report in the Daily Camera:

Boulder Creek bums recruited for Walmart protest; given free pizza

(Originally published on 9/20/2012).

By Max R. Weller

This is truly a classic! See the Daily Camera article here. Quoting from it below:

At the rally in front of the Municipal Building, about a third of the protesters appeared to be transients who had been hanging out by the Boulder Creek Path and were drawn by free pizza.

I wager that every one of the hungry bums shops at Walmart, or would if all of their cash from Uncle Sugar’s monthly disability checks wasn’t going for booze and dope and a few nights partying in a motel room.

As to those self-righteous, constipated Boulderites in the video who aren’t transients: I’d love to take them out hiking in a pasture somewhere, then trip them up so that they fall face-first into a steaming, fresh cowpie.

Riley Johnson, of Boulder, eats a slice of pizza while holding a sign Tuesday during a Walmart protest near the Municipal Building. ( JEREMY PAPASSO )

BTW, Mr. Johnson and the other transient “protesters” are most likely from Denver, CO. (And supporters of Obama in 2012).

Arrogant Boulder elite protests Walmart Neighborhood Market in Boulder

By Max R. Weller

Screenshot from 2013-11-29 18:49:18Screenshot taken from Daily Camera video 11/29/2013

Poor man looks like he needs a daily regimen of whole grains and prune juice, but he’s still a SNOB. Yes, it’s a bit unfair for me to single Dave Anderson out because there were a few other Froot Loops present, hating on both Walmart and the folks who shop there. Well, Dave, we ain’t all a part of Boulder, CO’s upper crust — poor and middle class shoppers are looking for lower prices. And, during this ongoing Bush/Obama Great Recession, poor and middle class job seekers are applying for work at Walmart. I know you don’t get it, Dave; take my word for it!

It’s ironic, but as I started working on this blog post my friend walked in with some thermal underwear I’ve been needing, purchased at a Walmart Supercenter in Longmont, CO.

Anyway, here’s the link to the Daily Camera report.

Next time I’m in Walmart, either Boulder’s Neighborhood Market or Longmont’s Supercenter, I’ll buy a big box of Froot Loops cereal in honor of Dave Anderson and his fellow protesters.

‘Welfare Square: Place of Hope for the Needy’

By Max R. Weller

Read the article by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Also watch the YouTube video.

I’ve mentioned before that I spent an afternoon, way back in October of 2004, stocking shelves in the Bishops’ Storehouse at Welfare Square in Salt Lake City, UT. During my few hours of work, I was given a meal of cheese and fresh fruit from the LDS-owned dairy and orchards. And in return for my labor, I received lodging at a hostel for three nights and a generous amount of tokens for the SLC bus/light rail system.

BTW, I’m not Mormon, nor was it in my mind to stay in Utah at the time. These generous folks listened to my story, and decided to help me as I traveled. Of course, I behaved in a decent and respectful manner.

Welfare Square ought to be a model for what all nonprofits do to aid the poor and homeless.

‘Boulder County transients’ Thanksgiving turns violent’

By Max R. Weller

I was going to ignore this story from the Daily Camera, and not post it on my blog, but it’s too important. (However, I will ignore the brief account of the most recent dead transient found in Boulder Creek).

The bums’ Thanksgiving dinner consisted of a big 1.75L jug of rotgut vodka for each one, and then the fun began. BCSO deputies could probably find the knife-wielding miscreant at Bridge House, where all the scum surfaces sooner or later.

Online comment by “caddis” following the DC article is copied below:

Just got back from a week in Scottsdale. A lot like Boulder inasmuch as affluent, touristy and lovely environment. Not a single hobo, vagrant or beggar did I see, even in Old Town — their version of Pearl Street.

And Scottsdale is warmer during the cold season. So, those shrugging shoulders and proclaiming “vagrants are just a fact of life” are enablers and just wrong. Scottsdale has figured it out.

I don’t know what exactly they are doing, I’m just telling you what I saw for a week straight. How nice it was to walk around downtown and not be harrassed by vagrants. “C’mon man, give me your leftovers (which weren’t, it was my pregnant wife’s dinner).”

I just checked the Greyhound website; a ticket from Denver, CO to Phoenix, AZ is $150. For $45,000 the City of Boulder could pay the bus fare for 300 transients to that city in a much warmer clime. RTD fare from Boulder to Denver for 300 bums would be $1,500 — bringing the total cost to $46,500. A bargain at twice the price!

And Sheriff Joe Arpaio would be waiting to house the bums, too, in his tent city. How tough would these transients pretend to be, wearing the Maricopa County Jail-issue PINK BOXERS?

sheriff-joe-arpaio-pink-boxersSheriff Joe and pink boxers

In Boulder County (CO) Jail, inmates get to enjoy a Friday night movie with free popcorn and soda pop. It seems to me that coddling offenders has little or no value in deterring future bad behavior.

While we’re at it, let’s close down the transient magnet Bridge House . . .