DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING BAD BEHAVIOR!
By Max R. Weller
Read Women say Boulder [Shelter for the Homeless] sexual predator assaulted them after they bought drugs from him in the Daily Camera. Excerpt copied below:
A sexually violent predator arrested last week reportedly sexually assaulted two women who were buying drugs from him, including one woman who said he assaulted her dozens of times over the course of a month.
Kerry Fitzgerald Whitfield, 51, was arrested in Longmont on Thursday on suspicion of two counts of sexual assault on a physically helpless victim and one count of unlawful sale of a controlled substance.
According to an arrest affidavit, a woman went to Boulder police in October and said Whitfield sexually assaulted her about a month prior. The woman said Whitfield is known as “Special K” and is known as a source of drugs such as heroin, morphine, speed and “oxy.”
On Sept. 19, the woman contacted Whitfield to buy heroin from him. After taking the drugs, the woman said the two were sleeping in the van when he sexually assaulted her.
In the second case, a woman came to police this month and said Whitfield had sexually assaulted her last summer, according to the affidavit.
The woman said she met Whitfield in August of 2015 to buy drugs from him. She said he began to withhold the drugs from her and began to demand sexual favors.
The woman said Whitfield sexually assaulted her more than 30 times over the course of the month, and that he also made her perform sexual acts with other women buying drugs from him so he could videotape them.
The article goes on to detail Whitfield’s extensive arrest record, with remarks from both Boulder County DA Stan Garnett and Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle.
Remarkably, there is no mention of the fact that Mr. Whitfield was using Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, whose executive director is Greg Harms, as a base of operations for his drug-dealing and sexual predations. I’ve seen him there scores of times over the past few years, and I’ve also seen him lurking in his van in the parking lot of Bustop Gentleman’s Club next door to BSH, and I can confirm that his nickname inside BSH is “Special K” (a reference to the animal tranquilizer ketamine), and that staff members have been generally aware that Whitfield is a BAD ACTOR. Any homeless person approached by the DC’s Mitchell Byars could have told him this, and then it would have been logical for Byars to request an interview with BSH’s head cheese, Greg Harms, especially in view of the sheer number of registered sex offenders being harbored at this facility (see for yourself, noting the address of 4869 N. Broadway: City of Boulder Registered Sex Offenders).
Instead, the enablers are again allowed to slide by and it’s left to a lone voice crying in the wilderness of Boulder’s homeless “community” to try and alert the public.
Well, no, but Mr. Harms and his colleagues have enabled dope-dealing rapists while spending millions of $$$ every year.