June 16, 2009
May 14, 2009
Friends watched the Canal St/ Alberta freakout earlier this evening. Multiple drug deals going down around the corner just before Narcoed guy freaked out on the cops and it took 8 LAPD to get him down onto the ground. The other dealers snuck away back to the beach while the cops were dealing with the freak out.
May 31, 2009
February 20, 2010
June 16, 2009
^ Yes, the Doctors and their hustlers in green were on OFW and the collectives were on Pacific. But my point isn't about the exact location where the collectives are located. Combined with the influx of enablers and their crusty clientele, Manny and his squad of aggressive zealots feeding station, the whole place is turning into a sh&thole, really fast.
October 15, 2009
December 17, 2010
Venice has 17% of CD11's population and 70% of the marijuana businesses in CD11. And it's all a wild west show. Why is this disproportionate concentration allowed?
Put a powerful magnet like this in our community and oddly enough it draws crime, secondary drug businesses (meth), campers on our streets, sidewalks, and alleys; maybe it even contributes to property theft and violent crimes.
It's sad. And frustrating.
In LAPD Devonshire Division, all marijuana shops were closed. Why can't Venice get some of that service?
Call Bill Rosendahl at 213-473-7011 and ask him.
January 25, 2012
July 8, 2010
September 2, 2010
Saw a piece about this shelter in Seattle. Allows residents to drink in house. They have found that once housed, many reduce their drinking and some stop. It's a tough sell but it's interesting in any case.
May 14, 2009
What part of OFW did you walk ? I spent the entire day down there yesterday between Sunset and Dudley and saw none of the behavior you're describing. Barely even saw the LAPD at all. It was nice and quiet and peaceful.
Watched 3 different drug deals go down while walking our baby around the block on Canal St./ Alberta st./ N Venice on Sunday around 4:30 pm. Also saw some guys trying to sell (what looked like) stolen goods by negotiating on one corner and signalling down the street to their friends who had goods stashed in a box in the bushes. That was all followed up after we left with 13 cops coming to subdue a freaked out guy on something that had him very very high and strong (pcp, bath salts, who effing knows).
So maybe when you went for your stroll, all of the LAPD were dealing with some of the trash 1 block from the beach. We clearly had very different Sunday afternoons. I haven't felt that threatened just walking 4 blocks near the beach on a sunny day since the mid 90's in Venice.