If, as the saying goes, possession is nine-tenths of the law, then Maxwell Park belongs to homeless campers – not the general, taxpaying, law-abiding public.
Earlier this week, Anaheim Blog took these photos of Maxwell Park – which is in District 1, represented by Councilmember Denise Barnes:
Yes – that is human feces at the park’s restroom. The trash can a few feet away had also been used as a toilet.
The situation has measurably deteriorated in recent weeks. These are
photos of Maxwell Park in July of this year:
Clearly, the transient presence has increased and become more entrenched. Tents are popping up and proliferating. Residents are denied the use of a public park established and maintained for their enjoyment and recreation.
Not that this bothers the homeless advocates like Mike and Jeannine Robbins from District 4, who denounces any effort to enforce laws against living in public parks. If anything, their advocacy is becoming more extreme: last week, after learning city crews were going to trim the trees in Maxwell Park, the Robbins were on hand to protest – on the grounds that it would mean less shade for the transients living in the park! Apparently, in their weird world view, shade is a human right.