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Bill Walton calls out San Diego mayor for homelessness crisis, says he was recently assaulted
OutKick (Fox News) ^ | September 20, 2022 | By Mark Harris

Posted on 09/22/2022 8:16:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

San Diego saw a record-high of 1,609 homeless people in the downtown area alone earlier this month, and Bill Walton has had enough. The NBA legend has sent a number of emails to Mayor Todd Gloria about the crisis and how he has failed. Now, Walton is making his complaints public.

According to The Voice of San Diego, Walton emailed Mayor Gloria as early as Aug. 28 about his failures while explaining that he had recently been assaulted by the homeless while riding his bike.

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KEYWORDS: anarchotyranny; basketball; billwalton; california; crime; dystopia; homelessness; nba; sandiego; thatsashame; walton
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1 posted on 09/22/2022 8:16:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Another liberal who got mugged.


2 posted on 09/22/2022 8:17:14 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: dfwgator

NIMBYs are somethin’ else.


3 posted on 09/22/2022 8:19:42 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Nothing last forever, even cold November rain.)
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To: ConservativeStatement; MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Probably got mugged by the grandkids of his old friends from the Symbionese Liberation Army.


4 posted on 09/22/2022 8:26:20 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: ConservativeStatement

Any white adult who is decently clothed and perhaps holding a phone is at high risk of assault in such an urban area.
Of course, it shouldn’t be that way, but it is.
Very few sports figures, politicians or celebrities would go on record with such a statement.


5 posted on 09/22/2022 8:29:41 PM PDT by lee martell ( )
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To: Fedora

Bill Walton was a supporter of that Patty Heast crime wave way back when? Patty became a Gun Moll under a different name.


6 posted on 09/22/2022 8:53:28 PM PDT by lee martell ( )
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To: ConservativeStatement

When it happens to them it’s a problem.


7 posted on 09/22/2022 8:55:23 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: ConservativeStatement

BGates has a house in San Diego, maybe he’ll be next.


8 posted on 09/22/2022 9:10:06 PM PDT by GreatRoad ('In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act' )
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To: Fedora

Walton and another face-left athlete were part of the SLA underground support network for leftist terrorists. He reportedly hid Patty Hearst and possibly another radical at a farmhouse in Pennsylvania.

I believe he refused to cooperate with the investigations into this MARXIST underground railroad. Never jailed for this despite evidence showing that he was present at the barn/farmhouse where Hearst hid for a while.


9 posted on 09/22/2022 9:10:34 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper (Figures )
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To: ConservativeStatement

In the 1850’s the Yankees from NY and Boston would visit California and place a blanket that was infected with viruses in Indian communities. 40% Indians died that way. Sad. There might be a better way to deal with the homeless.


10 posted on 09/22/2022 9:12:39 PM PDT by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson.)
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To: lee martell
Bill Walton was a supporter of that Patty Heast crime wave way back when? Patty became a Gun Moll under a different name.

Bill Walton did distance himself from his youthful indiscretions. I remember in Halberstam's Breaks of the Game, Walton called himself a "born-again capitalist."

11 posted on 09/22/2022 9:19:05 PM PDT by Right_Wing_Madman
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To: lee martell
#5: "Any white adult who is decently clothed and perhaps holding a phone is at high risk of assault in such an urban area."

This is true. And the best way to avoid it is leave the tawny and the homeless to do their own thing. Avoid dark parts of town. In general leave the violent multi-hued tapestry of diversity to the colored people. They bought it. They own it.

12 posted on 09/22/2022 9:22:56 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (LORD, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What’s happened in San Diego in particular is that record numbers of “substance abuse treatment centers” were given incentives to open up shop in San Diego. The drug addicted flocked there, and then stay. And who wouldn’t? It’s the most perfect weather in the US—around 75 year round—very easy to be drug addicted mentally ill and homeless there.


13 posted on 09/22/2022 9:25:12 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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It’s the most perfect weather in the US—around 75 year round

My wife and I visited San Diego some years ago. The weather during the four days we were there was cloudy, windy, and chilly. I'll always think of San Diego weather as not particularly pleasant, though I know perfectly well that visit wasn't typical. She still has the sweatshirt she had to buy at Seaworld to stay warm.

14 posted on 09/22/2022 9:57:52 PM PDT by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: Falconspeed

“There might be a better way to deal with the homeless.”

They’re not “homeless’> I used to intern at Union Gospel Mission for my thesis paper my final years at Stanford. “Tent guys” have an ATM card, which is the most valuable possession they have, and the tent is the last thing they care about.


15 posted on 09/22/2022 9:59:28 PM PDT by max americana (Fired leftards at work since 2008 at every election just to see them cry. I hate them all.)
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To: GreatRoad

Bill Gates has a place in Del Mar, north of SD. The homeless problem is downtown.


16 posted on 09/22/2022 10:01:56 PM PDT by LizzieD
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To: lee martell

Call her Tania!


17 posted on 09/22/2022 10:04:42 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14/12 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15/12 - 1030am - Obama team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; lee martell

Walton’s accomplice in that was his roommate Jack Scott, who was linked to activist Harry Edwards, organizer of protests at the 1968 Olympics.

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https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2000-feb-08-me-62147-story.html

Jack Scott, Friend to SLA, Dies
BY ANN W. O’NEILL
FEB. 8, 2000 12 AM PT
TIMES STAFF WRITER

Jack Scott—the radical author and sports guru who in 1974 helped kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst and other Symbionese Liberation Army members elude one of the largest police searches in history—died Sunday of cancer in Eugene, Ore. He was 57.

Scott’s death came just two days after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge turned down a request by lawyers for SLA radical-turned- housewife Sara Jane Olson to videotape his testimony for her upcoming trial. Olson, 52, is accused of plotting to kill police officers by helping plant nail-packed pipe bombs under parked patrol cars in August 1975. The bombs did not explode, and Olson remained a fugitive for nearly 24 years.

Olson’s defense had sought to preserve Scott’s testimony because attorneys believed the dying man could contradict Hearst on key points of the story she has told about her 19 months with the SLA—first as a kidnap victim, then as a gun-toting revolutionary known as “Tania.”. . .

Scott also was known for his advocacy for black athletes; During his tenure as Oberlin College’s athletic director in the early 1970s, he hired as his track coach Tommie Smith, one of the medalists who’d raised his fist in a black power salute at the 1968 Olympic Games.

He wrote several books, including the radical sports tome “The Athletic Revolution.” In recent years, Scott had devoted his energy to drug-free sports medicine and physical therapy, treating top athletes such as sprinters Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson.

Former basketball star Bill Walton, now an announcer for the Los Angeles Clippers, said his former housemate was ahead of his time. “Jack was in the forefront of making possible the level of opportunity, success and achievement that people have in the world of sports today,” Walton told Associated Press.

During her trial in 1976 for participating in an SLA bank robbery, Hearst claimed she’d been emotionally, physically and sexually abused by the SLA. She claimed to have been brainwashed. She repeated her story in interviews with the FBI and in her 1982 book “Every Secret Thing.”

In statements to the FBI and Olson’s defense attorneys last October, Scott disputed Hearst on a number of points, portraying her as a willing SLA guerrilla who fell in love with one of her captors and did not wish to return home.

He also said Hearst was the most zealous of the SLA members, and kept a daily “death list” of everyone who spoke out against the group. The list purportedly included the names of activist actress Jane Fonda and San Francisco FBI chief Charles Bates.

Scott talked at length with The Times in early December at his home in north Berkeley. He said he’d told the authorities, “If you’re building your whole case on Patty Hearst, you’re in big trouble.”

Scott said he first met Olson, then known as Kathleen Soliah, in the early 1970s.. Scott left Berkeley in 1972 to become athletic director at Oberlin College in Ohio, then returned in 1974. He contemplated writing a book about the SLA and the Hearst kidnapping, which was big news.

“It became clear to me that the people who did this were my generation gone crazy,” he said during the December interview. That June, Scott put the word out in Berkeley that he’d like to talk to the SLA, telling Olson when he ran into her at a natural foods store. Within just a few days, he said, she was driving him blindfolded to a secret meeting.

When he removed the blindfold, Scott recalled, “Seated before me in rather dramatic fashion in three chairs—boom, boom, boom—is Tania, Yolanda, and General Teko.” In other words, Hearst, and SLA leaders Emily and William Harris.

“They were scared and in shock. Now I was scared. But I was at least happy they had not been cornered like rats and exterminated.”

Six other members of their group had not been so lucky. Days earlier, on May 17, 1974, they were killed when their Los Angeles safe house burned to the foundation during an armed standoff with police.

He said Olson’s motivation for helping the fugitives was her horror at the death of her best friend, Angela Atwood, in the shootout and fire.

“Kathy just wanted to lend support to these people who were Angela’s friends. She wanted to make sure they didn’t get killed,” Scott said.

After 10 hours of negotiations, Scott added, he agreed to hide the SLA members and drive them east if they would put down their guns.

At that meeting, Scott said, Hearst had the zeal of the newly converted. She wanted to offer to surrender, then lure police into an ambush, he said.

Scott, joined by his parents, took Hearst across the country—but at first offered to let her go. She refused.

During the trip, Hearst “explained why she chose to join the group and why she didn’t want to go back,” Scott said. “She went from this very unhappy engagement to this guy Steve Weed, who her parents hated from Day 1. Patty was a rebel.”

Hearst, wearing glasses, fake freckles and a brown wig, masqueraded as Scott’s wife during the trip. As she huddled in the back of the car, she constantly claimed to be seeing police. She thought construction workers were undercover cops, Scott said. They stayed for several months at a rented farmhouse in the Pennsylvania Poconos, then moved to New York Catskills.

During the summer, the beginning of what is known as the SLA’s “lost year,” tensions erupted within the group. The radicals resented having to disarm, Scott said. Finally, that fall, he drove Hearst back to Las Vegas. Six months later, the FBI learned about the trip and began to question the Scotts.

Jack Scott was never charged with any crime for helping to hide Hearst and the Harrises.

He said he considered the prosecution of Olson a waste of time.


18 posted on 09/22/2022 10:42:53 PM PDT by Fedora
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To: Falconspeed

In the 1850’s the Yankees from NY and Boston would visit California and place a blanket that was infected with viruses in Indian communities. 40% Indians died that way. Sad. There might be a better way to deal with the homeless.

That is a terrible lie.


19 posted on 09/22/2022 10:49:01 PM PDT by rxh4n1
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To: max americana

Most of the homeless are, in combination to one degree or another, mentally ill, addicted to drugs or alcohol, or in thrall to the communal laziness, irresponsibility, and chaos of street life. I have a cousin in southern California who is all of those things and who routinely abandons for weeks and months at a time a nice and secure apartment that her family pays for her to have.


20 posted on 09/22/2022 11:21:47 PM PDT by Rockingham
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