Saturday, June 17, 2017

Vigilante groups invade Redding California homeless

"Guardian Standoff " - a News

of vigilante:  "A member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime summarily (as when the processes of law are viewed as inadequate); broadly : a self-appointed doer of justice."

Sad really as these groups and local media have been creating for years a dynamic that have folks hating the people who are being oppressed in our community and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.

Just who are the groups that have taken on the definition of vigilantism as a mission statement here in Redding? Has ex police chief Robert Paoletti opened the door for a multitude of violations of civil and constitutional rights of the most poor and vulnerable of our community ?

Redding Guardian Angles

If  the City of Redding, its police, and its chief cannot handle and lack the training to effectively and safely deal with those with mental issues and have subjected Redding to legal trouble as this  Sacramento Bee News article states:
"Lawsuit: Redding police beat, suffocated mentally ill Chico man" what measures and background checks as well as training are given to these groups ?

Will untrained, unskilled members of the Redding Guardian Angels subject the city to liabilities of civil and constitutional right violation lawsuits in the future?

Disturbing photo : Redding California Guardian Angels

Take Back Redding / Shasta Support Services

Is it fair to have Shasta Support Services 
go out into the deep brush of our community to do the local "point in time" census on local homeless and their locations only to turn them in to law enforcement at a later date ? The more homeless that are reported the more funds to combat homelessness are available...

Would a recall of 2 city council members by these groups really cost tax payers of the city of Redding 200, 000 dollars as reported in local media? Even though it is so close to the end of their terms ?

These groups I believe LOVE to hide behind good deeds such as "Invasive Species Eradication" of non native plant life to destroy known homeless camp locations or "Community Clean Up" days to also destroy known homeless camp locations and confiscate necessary living and life sustaining food and sleeping gear as well as the last of their worldly possessions.

Dale Ball - Take Back Redding /Shasta Support Services

The Redding Area Transient Patrol group or R.A.T. Patrol

From the local news article we have shocking 
"Controversial Facebook page targets homeless" group that claims to shine light on the homeless situation in Redding. However, homeless advocates are concerned the group is promoting violence against the homeless. Posts on the group refer to "eradicating" the homeless population, using what advocates call "violent and inhumane" acts.

"Some members have suggested filling up squirt guns with urine and spraying them while they sleep, or putting bear traps in dumpsters," Lee said. "I haven't personally done that, but if people are doing that, good for them."

Violence reported against Redding homeless



  2. All homeless people are not druggies, thieves, breaking into peoples stuff. A lot of them are down on there luck no where to go. RAT PATROL IS NOT ALL GOOD!!!!

  3. My name is Brennan Fox. I am not afraid to put any post under my name. A lot of homeless are Vets. And as a vet, I will never sit by and watch some one persecuted because of there lack of a home.

  4. The "attack" isn't against the homeless. It's against the criminal transients that take advantage of me as a taxpayer and the homeless like my mentally ill MOM. If you really want to help your cause, please separate the two.

  5. "When a entire Population has the audacity to merely forget what Liberty Stands for while being in the midst - We are doomed", Me.

  6. Wow some people are so stupid . A decommissioned ford F250 with a turbo and a over charger the guy in the video is a f@$#ing idiot poor poor homeless tweakers being harassed by childRen of police officers. Who comes up with that shit ? I hope that government-issued decommissioned Ford F-250 with a Turbocharger and a over chargerhits all you tweaks and the idiot filming

  7. meanwhile we continue to breed away our quality of life adding 1,000,000 more polluting and consuming humans every 4.5 days. folks, the earth is limited and finite, and the more people we have vying for our depleting resources, the lower quality of life for everyone. this is not political... it is basic math and science.

    research "the limits to growth" findings from 1974. we are right on target for the projections from then.

    infinite growth -> meet finite planet.

  8. This is disgusting behavior for human beings to be a part of. You should all be ashamed deeply ashamed of yourselves and I don't even know how you can sleep at night; it must take a lot of drugs. my wish for you is that the same lack of compassion you show the homeless now is the same lack of compassion that will be shown to you later.

  9. Every member of the R.A.T. possies life is now in danger. As well as the city council for allowing this unconstitutional behavior in our USA.
    Every rat member is now a suspect in an ongoing criminal case.