Topeka Bullies Homeless

Advocates call for change after homeless camp bulldozings

ByChrome Tuna

 JUN 7, 2022  bulldozed homekless campscity destroys tent cityDr Russell BurtonDystopian futureHomelessrescue missionSecond Chance Street teamtopekatopeka bullies homeless

City Bullies The Homeless

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Advocates call for change after homeless camp bulldozings



City Bullies the Homeless With Bulldozers, The Rescue Mission is most likely behind this…..because if they cant profit off the homeless, then they want to destroy them. And City Manager Cockring signed off on this without giving anyone a clue what was going on. Why are they being so sneaky?

It is predictable that the rescue mission uses this for leverage to come running back out shaking the wholt town down for more money….while they pocket disabled peoples entire monthly checks to stay at the Mission…basically forcing them to donate to a church that they have no otgher choice but to join.

(originaly ran on wibw . com, re-posted here without permission as an example of the biased coverage being given to these issues.)

(See original article with original video here:
https://www.wibw.com/2022/06/07/advocates-call-change-after-homeless-camp-bulldozings/ )

By Victoria Cassell

Published: Jun. 6, 2022 at 7:23 PM CDT|Updated: 25 minutes ago

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Topeka resident Ken Saffer says he didn’t have time to move his belongings from the homeless camp where he lived before the city moved in with bulldozers on May 10th.

Saffer says he lost many important items.

“I lost an oxygen settling tank, two tailgater generators, a Honda tiller and some hand tools, and personal property, paperwork, clothing,” he said.

Saffer says the city came in a day earlier than expected.

Social worker and homeless advocate Dr. Russel Burton also says the city did not meet its requirements in assisting the homeless.

“The city is obligated by court decision to sort out property,” he said. “They can’t just come and bulldoze without sorting out bikes, tools and generators and clothing and other sorts of property that they’re obligated to sort out. They didn’t. They’re obligated to sort that property out, take it to the city, provide a method by which the folks can get it back, which they did provide a method by which the folks could get it back and they did notify them, but they didn’t take any property. They didn’t take a single piece of property. You can ask anybody out here. If they didn’t put it on the levy it was bulldozed.”

Even if they had, Burton says the city only must store the items for 30 days.

He wants to see the time extended to 60 days for people to claim their items, and require outreach workers to visit before a camp is bulldozed and remain until city workers leave.

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City officials declined an interview on-camera, but in an email, they say they could consider additional storage time for personal items, but it is paid with taxpayer dollars.

The city also says they gave individuals ample opportunity to remove items of personal value, and ensured there was nothing remaining that would require storage, before beginning the clean-up.

Dr. Burton says he plans to take his views to the city council.

“If the city is interested in public health let’s talk about dumpsters down here, let’s talk about trash bags down here, let’s talk about trash bags down here, let’s talk about porta potties down here, let’s talk about some potable water down here. If the city is really concerned about public health I’m concerned about public health too. Let’s address it,” he said.

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The Topeka City Council meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7.

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It is predictable that the rescue mission uses this for leverage to come running back out shaking the whole town down for more money….while they pocket disabled peoples entire monthly checks to stay at the Mission…basically forcing them to donate to a church that they have no other choice but to join.

Now the city USED to provide porta potties, potable (Drinkable) water and soome big dumpsters down there, but those got taken out, I dont know why….probably the little charade they had with the railroad an Bigot Feaker the homophobe who ran the mission.

Im sure some jackasses were screaming “But not on MY tax dollar!”. Well guess what jackass, you drive the homeless out of ghere, and they just spread out acrross the city, and then you are having to deal with the trash and mess (And then trying to clean themselves in public bathroomns etc) all over town, and dealing with THAT costs WAY more than providing some very basic human necessities at the “tent city” camps.

And a majority of these homeless people are there because they fall through the cracks, or have been kicked out and banned from the rescue mission for “Not preying right” and “Not being the right kind of christian that Bigot Barry Feaker wants them to be”, or because they have addiction issues and can be in the mission (Or just dont want to be)

And further more, a huge percentage of them half some serious mental illness issues, and the mess and problems is partly a product or result of that. Valeo has abandoned or kicked many of them out for various reason, so they are without reasonable mental health help

We are just going to have to face the reality that we need to re-build the state hospital, and adopt the “Housing First” plus care that Dr Burton has been pushing the last several years.

The cities “War On The Homeless” and criminalizing the homeless has got to stop.