Gabriel San Roman
Anaheim Anti-Homeless Blog Slammed Kraemer Shelter Using Photo of Murdered Homeless Man
Orange County downplayed its reputation as a conservative asshole-land this week by securing a future spot for its first ever year-round homeless shelter. County supervisors voted Tuesday to purchase property at 1000 N. Kraemer Place in Anaheim that will be converted into a 200-bed space service center offering programs helping the homeless to get back on their feet. Sure, it's no solution to the issue and the number of beds are inadequate, but it's a step in the right direction, no? Not so for BetterSolutions4Anaheim, notorious NIMBYs who bitterly opposed the shelter with asshole lawn signs, blog posts, and the help of Matt Cunningham, a sex abuse victim outer! Their most clueless move in the lead up to the shelter vote? A blog post that insisted that police calls for service would increase in the neighborhood around the shelter. Their proof? A photo of a homeless man talking to a police officer. Only problem? The homeless man was John Berry, stabbed to death in 2012 by serial killer Itzcoatl Ocampo. Stay classy, pendejos!
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