HELP BOULDER COUNTY’S OWN HOMELESS PEOPLE, NOT TRANSIENTS!
By Max R. Weller
First up, see Body of elderly man found near bandshell in Boulder’s Central Park from the Daily Camera. Excerpt follows:
The body of an elderly man was discovered in Boulder’s Central Park near the Glen Huntington Bandshell on Wednesday morning, police said.
Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly said a friend of the man alerted police this morning, and the body was found at 8:18 a.m.
Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead in the park.
Cordingly said there were no signs of trauma to the man’s body, but drug paraphernalia was found nearby.
The Boulder County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The office also will release the man’s identity pending notification of his next of kin.
Cmdr. Ron Gosage said the case is still under investigation and it’s not yet known if the man was homeless, or whether the drug items were his.
“There’s a lot of drug paraphernalia in this park,” Gosage said.
I’ll make the leap and state that this man was homeless, and regardless of how long he’d been a part of the local bum population it’s fair to say that he did NOT benefit from all of the millions and millions of $$$ being spent annually by Boulder’s homeless shelter / services industry.
Next, see Boulder police warn ‘sexually violent predator’ now living on the streets also in the DC. Quoting from the report:
Police announced today that a man deemed to be a “sexually violent predator” is now living on the streets in downtown Boulder.
Joseph Jay Halliday, 23, had registered his address as the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless last month, but police issued a bulletin today saying he is now homeless and “stays at bus stop benches, along Broadway and Walnut (Street), and around the main bus station.”
Halliday earlier this year was serving a work-release sentence out of the Boulder County Jail in Boulder after pleading guilty to attempted sex assault on a child and sexual exploitation of a child in a 2012 case in Boulder County, for which he also served a prison sentence.
He was sent back to jail after violating the terms of his work release.
He also has a conviction for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 in California.
Halliday is the second sexually violent predator to register with the city as homeless this week.
Michael David Smith, 47, registered an abandoned building west of Arapahoe Avenue and 55th Street as his address, according to a bulletin released Monday.
Smith also “couch surfs” at 2995 Eagle Way #24 in Boulder, according to the release.
Literally dozens of transient sex offenders, including a few who don’t bother to register with Boulder PD as required by law, have come to our city to take advantage of all of the inappropriate compassion being handed out by local nonprofits: Bridge House / Community Table, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, and many others.
I’ll point out, for the umpteenth time, that the worst-behaved transients are preying on other homeless people, and homeless-on-homeless crime is rarely reported to the authorities. Thus, nothing gets done about it and nobody cares (least of all the self-styled homeless advocates we see in the media at least once a week).
What do you suppose would happen if one of the Boulder City Council members, or the City Manager, were attacked by one of these scumbags? I submit that there would soon be no more transients, alive or dead, in Central Park and the sex offenders who do live here would be turned away from FREE GIVEAWAYS at various venues. The $5 bus tickets on RTD bound for Denver, along with a couple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a bottle of water to-go, would be much cheaper in the long run than inviting the drifters into our local criminal justice system.
What a hypocrite! Her mansion in the Foothills is safe from the predators . . .