At the same time the California media and weather forecasters are predicting another summer heat wave, telling people to avoid going out, stay inside air conditioned homes, and order food in, federal District Court Judge Troy Nunley issued a temporary restraining order against the City of Sacramento, stopping them from clearing homeless camps.
Think about that – you are told to stay indoors where it is safe and cool, away from the “extreme heat” temperatures (most of us just call this “Summer”), but Sacramento’s Homeless Union applied for and got a Judge to order the homeless to remain right where they are – outdoors, living on the streets in flimsy tents in the “extreme heat” temperatures. How is that humane?
What’s going on?
“In their application for the TRO, the Sacramento Homeless Union argued that the city neglected to take into account what the city itself calls an “extreme heat” event,” KCRA reports. “Part of their argument was that, while the city did offer to move unhoused individuals to the Miller Park ‘Safe Ground’ site that the city had set up, Miller Park offered little shade and individuals were crowded in tents.”
Sacramento’s Miller Park has trees and sits on the Sacramento River. This is what it looked like before the city of Sacramento gave it over to the homeless – lots of trees. Many Sacramento residents used to go to Miller Park during hot summer days to cool down, before the City turned it into a homeless camp.
KCRA continued: “They asked the judge to prevent the city from doing sweeps through mid-September, when temperatures normally fall below 90 degrees. They say the city knows that this is a ‘known and obvious danger’ due to the exposure to extreme heat.”
Here is Miller Park with homeless camps:
And think about this – people all across California are taking vacations and camping – in the heat right now. Californians and visitors make camping reservations annually – sometimes one year in advance – at California State Parks and California’s National Parks.
The City of Sacramento is getting hit from all sides on the homeless issue – largely because of their own ridiculous, inconsistent policies.
As the Globe reported, Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho announced about 10 days ago that his office is gathering evidence and assessing whether or not the city violated laws pertaining to the growing homeless encampments within the city.
Prior to that, last month, the Globe reported that DA Ho sent District 4 City Councilwoman Katie Valenzuela an inquiry following Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman’s letter to Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg outlining the growing unsafe conditions at the county courthouse because of so many homeless vagrants camping and loitering at the courthouse, and imploring the Mayor for help.
Judge Bowman said courthouse security have had to remove the homeless drug addicts and mentally ill from the courthouse daily, and remove feces, other junk and waste. KFBK radio reported the judge said employees, attorneys, jurors, trial witnesses and the public at the County Courthouse are unsafe because of the homeless yelling at them, assaulting, confronting, accosting and intimidating them, and are even forced to witness public sex acts – all taking place outside of the courthouse.
And, as the Globe just reported, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management on Thursday reports that 54% of homeless people in the city decline shelter, a figure that has been touted by many as helping explain why San Francisco’s homeless problem has gotten worse in recent years.
As for the “dangerous” summer temperatures, the propaganda is stunning. The media and climate change alarmists are now claiming that Sacramento summer temperatures in the 90’s are dangerous?
Now that Summer has finally arrived in California, many of these shameless green agenda forecasters are warning of a “dangerously hot” summer. Hardly.
As we continually report, California summers are atmospherically normal.
So we went back decades to show the temperatures using NOAA data.
In July 1973, Sacramento’s hottest day was 107 degrees; 1983 was 104 °F; 1993 was 106 °F; 2013 was 109 °F, and so on. The highest temperature recorded in Sacramento, California in 1920 was 108 °F – before air conditioning.
As the Globe reported last summer, between 1972 and 1992, over 20 years, every summer in Sacramento was in the triple digits, and there were four summers that had days hotter than 110 degrees.
The highest temperature recorded in Sacramento, California in 1877 was 103 °F which happened on Jul 12.
As many energy experts note, heat waves are not unprecedented in California in the summer.
The humane decision for Sacramento’s homeless – who have shown they are incapable of taking proper care of themselves for myriad reasons – would be to order them into cooling centers… unless the goal is to kill some of them off in the heat, and then use their deaths to prove summer heat is killing people.
But to imagine that people could be that cruel just makes my head hurt. So what is the real goal with Sacramento’s homeless – and are just they political pawns, or people who deserve real help?
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