Saturday, April 23, 2016

Live Report of Hearing Against LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino, Joanne Rallo, George Palaziol, and Frank Nolan

Yesterday, Marisol Medina reported live on Breaking News Reporter the partial outcome of the hearing against Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, Saving San Pedro founders Joanne Rallo and George Palaziol and group member Frank Nolan.

A cease-and-desist letter was issued on April 5th, 2016 to members of this group, demanding they stop defamatory statements against local homeless people. The letter was filed by lawyer Frank Grant. Source: Joe Buscaino, Saving San Pedro: 'Cease and Desist' by Kevin Walker

I didn't know much about Joanne Rallo, but a quick Google search turned up this:
"Joanne Rallo, the newly minted columnist for the nativist San Pedro Today, has gone on her own mission – confiscating homeless shopping carts and dumping the contents in trash containers."
Source: Do Not Feed the Pigeons (or the Homeless) by James Preston Allen

And these groups seem to believe that those who are helping the homeless are conducting "social experiments" that will fail.

Gee, I'd like to see an actor dress up as a homeless person, push their belongings around in a shopping cart, and document the harassment they receive at the hands of these groups and law enforcement.

Then, wouldn't it be great to film the reaction of these Saving San Pedro members when the actor reveals their true identity (as a rich person who lives in an LA mansion)?

I wonder how Joanne Rallo would feel if someone took her shopping cart full of whatever and dumped it in the garbage? Including her purse with all of her I.D.

If you are shocked, you aren't alone.

In the 53-page must-read University of Berkeley's Policy Advocacy Clinic report titled California's New Vagrancy Laws The Growing Enactment and Enforcement of Anti-Homeless Laws in the Golden State I highlight a few notable findings:

On page 5: "The state has one of the nation's highest rates of  poor renters (defined as people who spend at least 50 percent of their monthly income on housing) ... In LA alone, only 22 percent of homeless people had a shelter bed in 2013 (and it's worse now) ... over 3/4 of homeless people have no choice but to rest and sleep in public."

On page 16: "... state-level arrest stats for California Penal Code violations provide just the tip of the iceberg of enforcement activities directed at homeless people. Most anti-homeless laws are municipal codes, but data about their enforcement is not compiled or reported across the state."

On page 18: "San Francisco issued more citations for standing, sitting, and resting between Oct 2006 and March 2014 than for ANY other type of prohibited activity ... Thus, a significant proportion of policing targets people without homes who are engaged in necessary, life-sustaining activities."

On page 29: "Many municipal codes have yet to be challenged, perhaps because the people these laws target are among the least likely members of society to use legal assistance. As cities enact and enforce vague anti-homeless laws, they may be increasingly vulnerable to constitutional challenges."

On page 30: "An analysis of cost studies of homeless interventions conducted between 2004 and 2009 in major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, found that U.S. jurisdictions spend an average of $87 per day to incarcerate someone in county jail, but ONLY $28 per day – less than a third of that figure – to offer shelter."
So, you have to wonder what the motivation is for these groups. I am beginning to believe they are trying to incite homeless people to commit suicide. Because what I am seeing is the selective or discriminatory enforcement of codes that are written vaguely enough to criminalize the life-sustaining activities of those who simply have no home. ~ RoseWrites

On page 34 is an appendix which reveals a sad truth: Los Angeles has a whopping 23 restrictions and 19 laws in place that effectively criminalize the homeless. Specifically: 11 restrictions on standing, sitting and resting; 3 restrictions on sleeping, camping and lodging; 7 restrictions on begging and panhandling; and 2 restrictions on food sharing.

Lastly, I decided I should post some proof of the bullying, harassment, and more that I found on the two Facebook group pages. Note: Click to enlarge any images on my blog.

This first screenshot shows some of the insulting comments made by members of the Saving San Pedro Facebook group under their post of Marisol Medina's video footage.

Insulting comments made about Marisol Medina by Saving San Pedro Facebook group members
Publicly posted on Saving San Pedro Facebook Group Page

This next one is interesting. Notice George Palaziol no longer illegally uses the trademarked image of Popeye as his avatar. Click to enlarge:

George Palaziol and post Frank Nolen states Self incrimination
Publicly posted on Saving San Pedro Facebook Group Page

And a continuation of this conversation . .

David Loseman says Nite all after self incriminating comment to Frank Nolan plus more insults
Publicly posted on Saving San Pedro Facebook Group Page

Harassment and bullying of Marisol Medina . .

Name calling in reference to Marisol Medina by members of Saving San Pedro Facebook Group
Publicly posted on Saving San Pedro Facebook Group Page

Examples of George Palaziol's maturity level . .

George Palaziol endorsing insulting comments by members of Saving San Pedro
Publicly posted on Saving San Pedro Facebook Group Page

Of course, this group also takes a few shots at me . .

Vivian Pesic and Denise Lauro choose to insult others rather than help homeless
Publicly posted on Saving San Pedro Facebook Group Page

OMG, according to Elaine Jenkins, feeding homeless people is worth complaining about:

Elaine Jenkins post complaining about people feeding homeless
Publicly posted on Saving San Pedro Facebook Group Page

I only spent a few seconds on George Palaziol's Saving San Pedros Homeless Enablers Facebook and captured these two posts:

George Palaziol's Saving San Pedro Homeless Enablers Facebook Page
Publicly posted on Saving San Pedro Homeless Enablers Facebook Group Page

Oh and George Palaziol demonstrates (once again) his maturity level. Gee, kids at school would be reprimanded for this kind of behaviour. Sure hope he doesn't have children of his own.

George Palaziol posts an insult about Rose Webster's eyebrows in Saving San Pedro Homeless Enablers Facebook Group
Publicly posted on Saving San Pedro Homeless Enablers Facebook Group Page

I wonder what a judge would think of these Facebook groups, don't you?

Stay tuned, soon I will be launching another petition. And this one is guaranteed to knock your socks off. 

Interested in what we are doing? Visit and find out about all the wonderful ways Elvis Summers and his team are helping the homeless.

We are just getting started!


  1. The cease and desist order is GREAT news!

    1. Sure is – and the case is moving forward. Thanks for dropping by and commenting Unknown. Take good care, Rose