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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:21 AM

City of Rochester, NY destroys Sanctuary Village -A last refuge of hope for the homeless...

Homeless displaced again as City destroys tent city

Today, December 20, 2014, the City of Rochester, NY destroyed Sanctuary Village. This was the last stop for people with no place to go. Tents, sleeping bags, tarps, and, personal items were bulldozed into a dumpster. No city official present, including the RPD, would take responsibility for this atrocity, five days before Christmas.

Sanctuary Village is a homeless tent city safe haven and a visible protest of Monroe County's and Rochester, New York's (anti) housing & homeless policies.

This is raw footage of the destruction. Figureheads for the city have been named if possible.

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Reply City of Rochester, NY destroys Sanctuary Village -A last refuge of hope for the homeless... (Original post)
Earth_First Dec 2014 OP
onecaliberal Dec 2014 #1
Kalidurga Dec 2014 #2
marions ghost Dec 2014 #3
newfie11 Dec 2014 #4
hack89 Dec 2014 #7
newfie11 Dec 2014 #15
reddread Dec 2014 #16
reddread Dec 2014 #17
reddread Dec 2014 #5
hack89 Dec 2014 #6
reddread Dec 2014 #9
hack89 Dec 2014 #10
reddread Dec 2014 #11
hack89 Dec 2014 #12
reddread Dec 2014 #13
Vinca Dec 2014 #8
Tsiyu Dec 2014 #14
TeeYiYi Dec 2014 #18
prambo Dec 2014 #19
Earth_First Dec 2014 #20
prambo Dec 2014 #22
Furlunfurl Dec 2014 #21
Earth_First Dec 2014 #23

Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:45 AM

1. I hope everyone connected to this in

Any way shape form or fashion is visited by the worst of everything life can bring them.
What the hell kind of people do this.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:53 AM

2. Awe that poor man someone raising his voice at him

after he destroys all some people have in the world then lies about it. Well at least they are showing their shame and don't want to be seen for what they are. I hope this video goes viral.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:19 AM

3. K&R

Watch this video. Unbelievable. Cold, uncaring authoritarians in full delete mode.

I commend the person who videoed and attempted an interview.

ERASURE. This is how they do it. And it is a good metaphor for other things being erased without recourse.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 04:19 AM

4. What an evil thing to do

What do they expect these people to do? Their not living like this because they want to.
How can a civilized country do this to people who have nothing. It is winter and they now have nothing.
Merry Christmas!!!!!!

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:45 AM

7. The city offered alternative housing to everyone

They have a place to go.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:48 AM

15. Glad to hear it

Thanks.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:32 AM

16. and Hussein had WMD's

 

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:14 PM

17. allow me to kick the dead media whorse just once more here

 

when accepting the news from local media sources, please bear in mind they will lie and deceive, and they detest being caught at it. for example

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025932121

and these same conservative crooks running the Fresno Bee KNOW FULL WELL they have paid commentors working for the Mayor
using their comments sections under what I would call false pretense and as an organ of domestic propaganda.

as I tried to point out in another thread, these paid trolls are real.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5988416


thats all I have. please dont believe anything you hear or read without knowing the liars are free to brainfuck you.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:27 AM

5. Please UNDERSTAND this is a MILITARY STRATEGY being implemented nationwide

 

or is it simply coincidence that these bulldozer evictions take place exactly at times like this?
I bet several dozen equivalent events could be collated in exactly the same time frame,
IN WINTER, around/before major holidays.
someday somebody will blow the whistle on these policies,
and they will be shown to be a high level decision. A parallel program to serve the needs and interests
of the Chamber of Commerce, while PHONEY measures of relief fill the pockets of connected contributors.

mark my words.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:44 AM

6. This was following a tent fire last week

The city offered alternative housing and transportation to everyone in the tent city.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:50 AM

9. how do you KNOW that?

 

Ive seen that claim before and observed it to be the bold lie it was.
I would love to see documentation that they placed someone/anyone/ let alone everyone somewhere.
other than veterans. thats usually what they hide their claims behind.

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Response to reddread (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:51 AM

10. Just what I googled. Nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:52 AM

11. please share a link thank you

 

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Response to reddread (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:07 AM

12. Just google "Rochester ny homeless" you will get multiple links

I am not on a pc so links are hard

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Response to hack89 (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:15 AM

13. gotcha thanks, sounds like what I expected to hear, only a smaller number of tents and people

 

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:49 AM

8. This is not just an uncaring act, it's a deadly one.

This is the coldest time of the year and some of the people ousted will not see spring.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:38 AM

14. Rochester, New York - Giving the Grinch a run for his money

May all the people responsible for this, who live in their nice warm homes with no worries about heat and food and shelter have the MOST AWFUL HORRID HOLIDAYS EVER.

May everyone in Rochester City government get food poisoning, burn the ham, have their transmissions fall out of their cars and their holdiay trees knocked over repeatedly by the cat, breaking all the heirloom ornaments.

What lowlife scum work for the city of Rochester. I don't care if I had 10 kids to feed, I wouldn't use that to justify destroying a poor person's meager possessions.

FUCK YOU ROCHESTER, NY



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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:41 PM

18. Wow. So much hate and ignorance...

...Cold hearted deception, obfuscation and straight up lying. These people make me sick.

TYY

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:28 PM

19. For Once There Is Consensus Between DU & NYS "Conservatives"

Hi,

Don't chuck me out yet, please!

This atrocity in Rochester is on New York Firearms right now, and the anger at the city's actions is completely and totally negative, VERY negative.

I am an "old line" liberal and now a "conservative" by most peoples' definition - actually I'm an anarcho-libertarion-Rastafarian - I'm not kidding!! - that pretty much explains my political outlook. I'm a 'Nam veteran, and I'm sure there were vets in that village - not that that makes them special, but that's where I'm coming from.

Anyway - what is the most appropriate place to make donations? - NY Firearms has Mercy House's Amazon Wish List. All I see there is yarn.

Point me in the right direction, and I'll pass it on. This is everyone's fight; it's not "an issue", or "a problem", it's human beings who are on the edge - their reason for being there is irrelevant.

So, there it is - let's get together on this, even if it's only once and at arm's length. But, it has to be confronted!

So, I leave you with these lyrics from Disturbed's "Never Again" (http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/disturbed/neveragain.html)

-and this song from 5FDP -

Peace Brothers & Sisters,
prambo
Danang '72

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Response to prambo (Reply #19)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 04:35 AM

20. Thank you for reaching out...

This affects everyone in our community.

Not sure which link you used to access the Amazon list...however this is the list I am familiar with:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o?ie=UTF8&lid=1YTPEUA24ZE03&ref_=cm_wl_rlist_go_o&ty=wishlist

Thank you for willingness to help out those affected in needing the services provided by Sisiter Grace Miller and her network available at Mercy House.

Happy Holidays!

Be well...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #20)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 06:00 PM

22. Happy Holidays To You, Too

Finally found the correct list and some goodies are on the way.

Anyone can end up scraping the bottom of life, in many cases they have absolutely no where else to go, and weren't in a position to control the slide.

I think it's about time that people who care about this country and its citizens stopped the in-fighting that the "elites", who have no interest but themselves and their power, have convinced us is "how the system should operate".

Peace Brothers & Sisters from an old geezer still clinging to his guns and morals.

prambo

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 10:46 AM

21. Protest?

Are there protests of any sort planned?

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Fri Dec 26, 2014, 07:27 AM

23. Update: A Christmas Miracle.

In the past four days since this story broke, public support of Sister Grace and her mission with House of Mercy have raised $18,714 in order to provide shelter to our area's homeless and individuals in need.

Yesterday, Sister Grace Miller announced that a local family who wishes to remain anonymous stepped up and wrote a check for the remaining $41,286 to fully fund their campaing ensuring that the purchase of a new facility to offer greater assistance needed to our community as the need has outpaced their ability to provide.

H/T to this family and their willingness to provide for our most vulnerable members of society...thank you!

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