Cops Raid Park, Arrest a Dozen People, Including a Child—For Helping the Homeless

By Matt Agorist

El Cajon, CA — In spite of the myriad stories over the years, in which police and governments across the United States have been exposed as tyrants, cities and their armed agents continue to persecute good people who help those less fortunate than them. The latest case of police oppressing those who’d dare to help the homeless comes out of El Cajon, California this week in which more than a dozen good Samaritans were arrested.

In October of last year, the El Cajon City Council unanimously voted to ban the act of sharing food on city-owned property. This ban was put in place for the ostensible purpose of preventing the spread of hepatitis A.

While the government held the fear of hep A over everyone’s head as a reason to not share food, their hypocrisy was revealed in the details of the law.

If a group of people attempts to hand out food as a charitable act, they are in violation of the law and are subject to arrest. However, if a group of people hands out food for non-charitable acts—such as birthday parties, group events, etc.—then they are not in violation of the law and are not subject to arrest.

Naturally, the good citizens of El Cajon saw the law for what it is—as hep A certainly cannot differentiate between charitable and non-charitable food—and they moved to stop this war on the homeless.

A group called Break the Ban organized the event on Sunday knowing they were in violation of the law but also knowing that what they were doing was morally right.

“It was absolutely necessary to break this law until they were willing to enforce it, and, now that they have, we will continue this fight in court,” said another organizer, Shane Parmely.

Mark Lane, one of the organizers of the event told the San Diego Union-Tribune that more than a dozen people—including a 14-year-old child—were arrested at the Wells Park.

Showing the sheer hypocritical nature of the arrests, the group was also handing out toiletries which would actually help to prevent the spread of hep A, yet they were still arrested.

“This park is part of city property so you aren’t allowed to food share,” the officer in the video below says. “…If you guys continue to food share, then you guys are subject to arrest, all right?”

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Knowing that what they were doing was right, despite the police making their announcement, the group disobeyed and continued to hand out food and supplies to the homeless.

That is when the arrests began.

Most of the folks arrested were each charged with a misdemeanor for violating El Cajon municipal code 1.28.010, which prohibits “food sharing” in public spaces for charitable reasons.

In what was likely a PR move by police, none of the people who were arrested were actually taken to jail. Instead, they were given notices to appear in court for their charges.

Smugly speaking to NBC 7, Councilmember Ben Kalasho addressed the good Samaritans, telling them that if they really wanted to help “you can go out there, pick them up, take them back to your house and feed them and board them and room them and have them take a shower if you’re really wanting to help.”

However, this would most likely be against some other ordinance. As TFTP reported last week, cities have ordinances in places that prohibit property owners from providing temporary refuge to homeless people unless they meet rigorous industrial standards.

Greg Schiller, a good Samaritan in Chicago, learned the hard way about the police state who forced him to stop helping homeless people by threatening to condemn his home and charge him.

The good news is that the kind-hearted folks at Break the Ban have no intention of stopping what they are doing. They are going to continue to break the law because people need their help.

“Our goal is to get the ban overturned and sit down and figure out how to humanely deal with something that’s not going away,” Lane said.

Change does not come from sitting idly by and rolling over. True change comes when good people decide it is time to break bad laws.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project, where this article first appearedFollow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.


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19 Comments on "Cops Raid Park, Arrest a Dozen People, Including a Child—For Helping the Homeless"

  1. No. That isn’t the way to go about having laws changed by challenging them in the very courts that ENFORCE those immoral and unconstitutional legalese upon us. They are not “laws” at all. The corporate legalese that the cops and courts are enforcing are actually dead on land and NOT enforceable in anyway on land.

    The ONLY way to improve the system is to REPLACE all of the personnel enforcing this unlawful corporate legalese.
    EVERYONE from the lowest cop/dispatcher to the highest office in the state courts and state administration.
    We cannot fix the problem with our state courts and state government with the same EMPLOYEES that are violating our Constitutional Rights in the first place.

    The law of the land is this: “Do no intentional harm to others, their property or to the environment.”

    If one is not violating this law of the land, then one isn’t breaking the law at all.

    So, helping other people anyway you can is NOT violating the law of the land.

    Corporate legalese they enforce upon us is INVALID on land.

    Did your teachers teach that in school?

    No way they did.

    Namaste.

    • When enough people are watching the judges will often do the right thing. Not for the right reason but for political longevity. The only real advantage in the correct decisions is in eventually changing police behavior. That said my favorite was the folks in Texas (?) who armed themselves to feed the homeless. The cowardly police left them alone. Direct actions exercising our right to care for one another should not have to include weapons but I’m a realist about doing what works.

      • As the old saying goes, “An armed society is a polite society.”

        Most criminals interviewed in prison have admitted they would not have attacked their victims if they knew the victim had a gun and could use it. And with some cops obviously, the same.

        That negates the potential argument that if everyone had guns there would be chaos.
        We would have a respectful society with shown and concealed self defense weapons, until we will reach a point in our near future that guns/weapons are no longer needed.

        Namaste.

    • First, judges do NOT make laws, they issue OPINIONS. Go read the US Constitution, and then the CA Constitution, they are the two contracts that are valid here. It is found in writing that the Senate and House of Representatives are the ONLY groups that have any LAWFUL authority to create LAWS, and those laws MUST all be in Pursuance thereof the US Constitution to be valid and binding on the American people.

      • First, I never implied judges make laws. I said they enforce corporate legalese that are not laws at all.
        Second, I’ve read the U.S. Constitution, The Bill of Rights and the Federalist Papers, to name a few.

        So, I’m well read on our laws of our Republic.
        Bottom line is this, the argument isn’t about which branch of our government is authorized to make laws.
        With the same corrupt bozos (employees) in office (except President Trump), we cannot change anything. They must be replaced by civilians and military personnel that know and understand what is Constitutional law and will uphold our Constitutional law. The law of the land.

        Until that happens, it will be business as usual.

        And by the reports I’m receiving, Gitmo in Cuba is acquiring some very high profile people from our government and from other places around the world.
        We maybe in that transition right now, cleaning up the corruption so we can get our world on the right track of freedom and prosperity for all.

        Namaste.

        • “With the same corrupt bozos (employees) in office (except President Trump), we cannot change anything. They must be replaced by civilians and military personnel that know and understand what is Constitutional law and will uphold our Constitutional law. ”

          Glad that you have read them (US Constitution, Ca Constitution). But you seem to have missed Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 [The Congress shall have the Power: “To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water”.

          and

          Clause 12 which specifies in writing that there shall be no military beyond that of two years: “To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years”.

          We’ve gone a bit beyond that since those in the Congress has NOT declared war since WW2. Which is criminal action on both those that serve within the Congress and those that are our military “brass”. Add to the crime of Misappropriation of funding to the many other crimes committed by those who serve within the Congress (such as a felony or two/three/four/etc, Perjury)

          Have you forgotten that those powers that all who serve within our governments – state and federal do NOT belong to the people who SERVE WITHIN those positions, but are delegated to the different BRANCHES AND TO NAMED OFFICES WITHIN A BRANCH? That those that serve within our governments ONLY are allowed to use THOSE powers named in writing when they do the duties as written in the Constitution(s), take and KEEP their Oaths. Basically they have NO lawful powers, anymore then any gang, mafia, etc has, that of brute force.

          Why I mention this is hopefully those who are current serving military and domestic enforcement read it. When they do not take the Oath to support and defend the US Constitution above and before any orders of “superiors” and before the duties of the position that they occupy they are then *terrorists, and at the least domestic enemies to the American people/USA, quite possible **treasonous in those actions because they are REQUIRED to know the US Constitution (state Constitution also where it applies) by those Oaths. They are REQUIRED by those Oaths to discontinue what they are doing, even if ordered to do that “job”, and immediately apply their training, etc to ‘SUPPORTING AND DEFENDING” THE US CONSTITUTION. That is the LAWFUL requirement of ALL WHO SERVE WITHIN OUR GOVERNMENTS. Yes, ALL, every single position requires taking and keeping that Oath not just the “enforcers”.

          Those domestic enemies and traitors currently serving within our governments must be charged, arrested, prosecuted, replaced in EVERY single constitutional position by them, and us as we must all br trained and armed as the Militia of the several states as is OUR CONSTITUTIONALLY REQUIRED DUTY. Because the ONLY LAWFUL AUTHORITY that those who serve have when operating our government is that found IN WRITING within the US Constitution (and within each state’s Constitution). When they deviate from that document they no longer meet the requirements of that position and it is as if they left it willingly or died – they can be, should be replaced immediately.

          Dr. Vieira, Jr, says it well here: “This has nothing to do with personalities or subjective ideas. It’s a matter of what the Constitution provides…
          The government of the United States has never violated anyone’s constitutional rights…
          The government of the United States will never violate anyone constitutional rights, because it cannot violate anyone’s constitutional rights.
          The reason for that is: The government of the United States is that set of actions by public officials that are consistent with the Constitution. Outside of its constitutional powers, the government of the United States has no legitimacy. It
          has no authority; and, it really even has no existence. It is what lawyers call a legal fiction.
          … the famous case Norton v. Shelby County… The Court said: “An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties. It is, in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.” And that applies to any (and all) governmental action outside of the Constitution…” What are the defining characteristics of a limited government? They are its disabilities; what it does not have legal authority to do. Look at the First Amendment… What does it do? It guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion. But how does it do that? I quote: “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press” etcetera. “Congress shall make no law;” that’s a statement of an absence of power. That’s a statement of a disability. (end quote)

          The Oath all who serve within our governments require that they all “SUPPORT AND DEFEND” the US Constitution before all duties, before all orders of superiors; (it is a requirement of the superiors also, but they may be domestic enemies, dumbed down and not able to read, or traitors – feel free to point them to this comment).

          Brookfield Construction Company V. Stewart 284 F Sup. 94: “An officer who acts in violation of the constitution ceases to represent the government.”

          *28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

          ** Treason – Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States: “Treason
          against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

          The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.”

          There are three elements that are necessary for an offense to constitute treason:
          — an obligation of allegiance to the legal order,
          — intent, and then
          — action to violate that obligation.

          Color of Law is the appearance or semblance, without the substance, of legal right. The MISUSE of power, possessed by virtue of state law and made possible only because wrongdoer is clothed with authority of state, is action taken under “color of law.” Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, page 241.

          Consider…

          Bertrand Russell,1953: “… Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible…” (“The Impact of Science on Society”, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1953)

          “We are going to have a war on terror which you can never win, and so you can always keep taking people’s liberties away. The media is going to convince everybody that the war on terror is real. The ultimate goal is to get everybody in the world chipped with an RFID chip, and have all money be on the chips, and if anyone wants to protest what we do, we turn off the chip.” Nicholas Rockefeller to producer Aaron Russo – eleven months before the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks

          “”Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond whether real or promulgated, that
          threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will pledge with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world
          government.” Henry Kissinger in an address to the Bilderberger meeting at Evian, France, May 21, 1992

          • BoboSixx II | January 16, 2018 at 2:21 pm |

            Cal,

            Good Lord!
            My!
            What a very long oration about a subject you are blowing WAY OUT of proportion.

            First, I certainly didn’t comment on this article to get a LECTURE about who and who should not be in our government.
            Second, once AGAIN you miss the point of my comment.
            It doesn’t matter WHO is in office, so long as the CORRUPT employees are removed and those that replace them do their jobs according to our U.S. Constitution and the law of the land. Then we can get our country and our world on track to prosperity and freedom for all.
            Third, our military IS apart of our government and what I meant by military personnel in our government is at the assigned jobs as military commanders and leaders of our Armed Forces and the highest ranking officers dealing directly with our President.

            With your passion for lecturing, have you thought about using this vast knowledge you have and lecture at city colleges, colleges, universities, etc.?

            It would be more beneficial to save your long orations for that type of format, than to over blow it here, wasting time and space. Especially when you take someone’s comment WAY out of context.

            Just a thought.

            Namaste.

  2. These stupid pigs need to quit their jobs because it’s better to be unemployed than to be a traitor.

    • They need to use their HEARTS and NOT just do what they are told. They NEED to act with empathy and NOT enforce stupid laws. Therefore – ridiculous laws would have no effect if there was no one willing to enforce them.

      • The police are a Masonic creation. The symbolism proves it. They deliberately only hire low IQ sadistic racist sociopaths who are incapable of critical thinking. Are you familiar with the Free Thought Project. Org ?

  3. First, those “officers” better start thinking about how far against the American people and the US Constitution they are willing to go; as far as those enforcers in Hitler’s Germany, Stalin/Lenin’s Russia, Mao’s China? Where do they draw the line of what orders they will enforce? Are they going to stand women holding their babies/small children in front of ditches when so ordered to shoot them in their backs?

    Why do those same officers not recognize that breaking their Oath, breaking the California Constitution (highest LAW of the state except in the very rare lawful instances where there is a conflict with the US Constitution – the supreme LAW of our nation that ALL legislation MUST be in Pursuance thereof) is three felonies committed, three different charges of Perjury for the breaking of each? *Terrorism? Quite possibly **treason? Why do not the people of California charge them with the crimes they have committed? They SHOULD be aware that the “law” they were enforcing is **”color of law”, pretend law(s).

    Oh, and “city owned property” means that it is property owned by the PEOPLE of that city, THAT is where the money comes from, and those that SERVE within the city government are there as the PEOPLE of that city’s representatives. The people have spoken, that “law” is null and void; and any enforcement of it is *terrorism.

    Until those officers and others like them learn to say “NO” to unlawful orders we will continue down the same historic streets that Germany, Russia, China, etc, etc went down and they WILL MURDER American citizens in cold blood because they “just followed orders” and/or “just did their jobs”. This holds true for those that serve within the military also. The Oath they take make their decisions easy if they actually read the documents that they are Oath bound to follow OVER any order of superiors, any duties of the position they occupy. They have it much easier then did those who chose to “just followed orders” and/or “just did their jobs” in those other foreign nations because the highest authority they have is in writing, and its/their words are superior to any person who serves within any position within our government(s) because it IS in writing, and it is NOT easily changed.

    *28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”.

    ** Treason – Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States provides: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. …

    The three elements needed for an offense to constitute treason:
    — an obligation of allegiance to the legal order,
    — intent, and then
    — action to violate that obligation.

    Brookfield Construction Company V. Stewart 284 F Sup. 94: “An officer who acts in violation of the constitution ceases to represent the government.”

    Josef Stalin: “The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. The public will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened.”

    The PATRIOT Act’s crowning jewel is the Department of Homeland Security. What most Americans do not
    understand is that the DHS was modeled after Heinrich Himmler’s RSHA, where they created a system that
    was incorporating all Nazi police departments under the control of what they called the Department of National Security. The Department of Homeland Security was also known as the Reichssicherheitshauptamt.

    Hitler: “What luck for rulers that people do not think.”

  4. Communities do not want homeless people hanging around. They cause problems for citizens and cops alike. This is not new. The vagrant laws from the time of the Great Depression where for the same reason. Arrest the vagrant, put him in jail, give him a small meal and then a ride out of town the next day. As long as the homeless move on down the road, the communities are fine with them, if they stay, then there is a problem.

    • WHY is he/she homeless?
      is this a veteran (Rambo / First Blood) who has been left behind?
      or is this a person who used to be a positive productive member of society before a mistake on his part (unfortunate) or on the part of either the bank or IRS (morality and law seriously at odds here, and of course they wouldn’t ever admit culpability anyway) were the cause of him becoming homeless?
      are any of these excuses (they definitely aren’t reasons) what has made this person homeless?
      never forget, love others as you would be loved – if you can’t love others, how can you ever expect to be loved?
      and that is what makes those “LAWS” illegitimate and illegal

    • jymm,

      Where is your compassion and empathy?

      If your finances and housing situation suddenly and unexpectedly turns for the worst and you find YOURSELF homeless, not only will you be eating your own negative words about people down on their luck, you will very quickly find a new respect for them since, you would then be one of them.

      Remember, treat people on how you wish to be treated. Because it can and WILL happen to you without your knowledge or control to avoid homelessness and poverty, if fate deals you that card.
      You must give respect to receive respect.

      Namaste.

      • hey, i think that is what i was saying!
        is someone censoring these comments?
        this is what i had said before
        WHY is he/she homeless?
        is this a veteran (Rambo) who has been left behind?
        or is this a person who used to be a positive productive member of society before a mistake on his part (unfortunate) or on the part of either the bank or IRS (morality and the law are seriously at odds here) were the cause of him becoming homeless?
        are any of these excuses (they definitely aren’t reasons) what has made this person homeless?
        never forget, love others as you would be loved – if you can’t love others, how can you ever expect to be loved?
        and that is what makes those “LAWS” illegitimate and illegal
        but not showing

    • WHY is he/she homeless?
      is this a veteran (Rambo / First Blood) who has been left behind?
      or is this a person who used to be a positive productive member of society before a mistake on his part (unfortunate) or on the part of either the bank or IRS (morality and the law are seriously at odds here) were the cause of him becoming homeless?
      are any of these excuses (they definitely aren’t reasons) what has made this person homeless?
      never forget, love others as you would be loved – if you can’t love others, how can you ever expect to be loved?
      and that is what makes those “LAWS” illegitimate and illegal

    • Have a HEART!!! Most homeless people DON’T want to be homeless, you don’t know what kind of bad luck or terrible circumstances have befallen them. Please try and view with EMPATHY, you never know what may happen to you in the future and wouldn’t you be grateful if some kind soul helped you?

  5. Immoral! Usually municipalities try to legislate morality. This is quite the opposite. The Council has legislated immorality.

  6. What is this STUPID law saying about our society? I don’t want governments and authorities to make rules and laws without using kindness and empathy – helping people less fortunate than ourselves makes us GOOD humans. I want to live in a kind, loving world where empathy is rewarded, NOT punished.

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