By Max R. Weller
I’m referring to the area around Boulder Shelter for the Homeless at 4869 N. Broadway, including both businesses and homes.
Here’s what prompts the idea: Yesterday afternoon, as I was sitting in my usual spot along the wall in front of the Mexican restaurant in the 4900 block, reading a book and eating my lunch, a couple of Boulder PD officers arrived. It didn’t concern me that they were in the jurisdiction of Boulder County this time, because I understand that the two law enforcement agencies — city police and county sheriff’s office — have a working agreement here. (Of course, only BCSO can issue citations or make arrests). Anyway, Shouting Joe from St. Louis and his redheaded girlfriend were both stewed to the gills, again, and the woman is making a habit of passing out drunk along the sidewalk. Police officers could have called the paramedics to transport both of ’em to detox, but they chose not to do so.
Apparently, someone had also complained about the trash once more being discarded in the roadside ditch. The main culprit is Richard Grant a.k.a. Denver King:
(Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)
I bring a large black trash bag and leave it there for the miscreant(s) to use, but King prefers to give everyone the finger by littering. BTW, to illustrate what a sterling character he is, there was a motor vehicle accident right at the corner of N. Broadway & U.S. 36 yesterday when Denver King was standing in the median panhandling; the two cars which collided narrowly avoided striking him. He immediately left the scene and came over to sit by me on the wall, uninvited and unwelcome. Two people in the accident were transported by ambulance to the hospital. Did the Hillbilly King express any concern for their injuries? Hell no. Instead, the inbred fool kept asking me if he’d get in trouble for causing the accident by “flying a sign” there — I know, doesn’t make sense at all, but this guy is the most self-centered individual I’ve ever met. After the cars were towed away and emergency responders left, King returned to the corner, where he remained during the time I was talking to police officers about the trash situation. No, I didn’t implicate the asshole, but only because it seemed to me that the officers could tell I wasn’t contributing to the littering.
The police left without further discussion.
BTW, King later remarked that the mere fact I write about what he says and does on my blog is a crime, and he added, “I could have the cops arrest you for slander.” ROTFLMAO. At least he’s been banned permanently from the premises of BSH . . .
Anyway, to the point of this post. I think it would be great if residents, business owners, and workers (along with me, the Homeless Philosopher) all banded together to stage a rally in support of improving the quality of life for everyone in this neighborhood. Keeping it positive, we could carry signs with slogans like these:
KEEP IT CLEAN AND SOBER!
FAMILIES COME FIRST!
You get the idea. We might even have refreshments available. Most important of all would be getting the Daily Camera to send out a reporter and a photographer to cover the rally.
Just a thought for my many friends and acquaintances in the area to pick up on, if they choose.