Smart Art Talk – With John Monroe

Here is the e-mail I sent Belle Burch after she sent me her poem that indicated for the first time she was with the Whoville radicals. I had been a member of OCCUPY and had visited their homeless camp as it moved out of the fountain to the Mill Race. I brought my friend Mark and his dog out of the hills to this camp that I visited as a radical Santa Claus. I wanted OCCUPY to seize Post Offices across America. I did not know Trump had bought the old Post Office in our Nation’s Capitol.

Here I am with Hemp Woman. I just noticed the blue bicycle. Saint Nicholas hails from where my people lived in Rougemont. Note what is under my arm. It is a Declaration. I give Belle a reference. I tell her I am falling for her, and, she thinks we are going to New York to take in a Broadway show. My friend Bryan was invited to dinner by Sharon Tate the night the Manson family murdered her and her unborn baby.

“If you want a character reference, call Marilyn, the woman who was my first girlfriend. We are still close today.”

The truth is, I did not like your poem, because I hate conspiracy radio. I want to do my own radio show called the Authentic Human Being Show. I did not like your poem because it says very little about YOU and your advocacy for the homeless. OCCUPY has a core group of people who want to remain anonymous. In my book they do not get to use the homeless as their human shield so they can own a cloak of invisibility in order to secretly push their ideology. I can, and will expose that! Like the Pied Piper I will put forth a better idea!”

Marilyn’s sister co-wrote Fela that was made into a musical. I was revealing secrets when I found out she hid the fact she was a member of a ‘Homeless Family’.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fela_Kuti

In 1967, he went to Ghana to think up a new musical direction.[7] That was when Kuti first called his music Afrobeat.[7] In 1969, Fela took the band to the United States where they spent 10 months in Los Angeles. While there, Fela discovered the Black Power movement through Sandra Smith (now Sandra Izsadore), a partisan of the Black Panther Party. The experience would heavily influence his music and political views.[

On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 6:59 PM, John Ambrose wrote:
Belle, my big project in Love Dance, a Broadway musical based upon the music of LOVE. Bryan was my best friend in HS. He was a roadie for the Byrds when he was 17. We hung out in a coffee shop in LA in 1963.
I about choked when you told me your were a dancer! Belle! You ring all my belles and set off all my whistles. It is just the way it is.
I want to see the hippie dance extravaganza on Broadway! How about you?
Jon

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On Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:51 AM, Belle Burch wrote:
Yes, those are my hands in the RG. That was the first time I had ever appeared in the news as an activist.
Yes, I got a misdemeanor along with 11 other people for trying to talk to a silent and (cowardly) hiding John RUIZ.
I LOVE Crouching Tiger. It’s one of my favorites. The scene where the two young warrior lovers are in the bath together in the desert is my favorite part I think.
Is Bohemian a language as well as a place? Or are you referring to Romani? Was Romani the language that was spoken in Bohemia?
I’d like to hear more of your personal life story. “When I got sober”, “When I was homeless”, “When I was fighting cancer”……. these are words you drop and then let flit by without much detail or explanation or storytelling. I want those details and stories. Please.
Tell me what you thought of my poem. Did it make you feel anything? Did it make you think? If so, what?

On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 6:34 PM, John Ambrose wrote:

Dear Belle

Our café experience was better then ‘My Dinner With Andre’. It was a very creative happening!

Here are some posts you might be interested in. My ancestor was the Master of the Falcon Art College in Holland, and a member of the Swan Brethren. He used a rose to sign his name. Here are photos of me when I was 26 in my sister’s studio. There is an energy field around me. I am 24 in the photo of me in blog ‘defying mafia’.

If you want a character reference, call Marilyn, the woman who was my first girlfriend. We are still close today.

Your friend

Jon

 

https://rosamondpress.com/2012/11/25/obama-the-fake-santa-claus/

https://rosamondpress.com/2011/10/20/breaking-postal-contract-with-santa-claus/

GET SANTA!

 

GET SANTA

After reading this post, and listening to the videos, I realize the Musical I began to write around Belle Burch, has gone dark – real dark! But, this darkness came to America with the religious sects that were CAST OUT of Europe, because the people who belonged to them, and ministered to the flocks, were deemed too dangerous and radical for society.

My kindred, Jessie Benton, and Mel Lyman, were well versed in history, and developed a sophisticated spiritual base, that inspired the Manson Family. They were seen as Kindred Klans. Mel was aware of Meher Baba. Peter Townsend and I were followers. ‘Tommy’ a rock opera was influenced by the Avatar of the Age.

If DIVA was still around I would like to turn this post in a real Art Show. But, the homeless drove DIVA out. Members were afraid of the homeless who harassed them. Now that Charlie Manson is dead, I suggest the remnant of my generation might want to see a realistic depiction of the Generation of Love, that was put to an end by Mel and Manson. No way would DIVA host this show, or any downtown gallery, because that would bring them, The Spawn of the Dead and their beefy Pit bulls!

Stefan Eins, who began Fashion Moda was anxious to meet Belle Burch at the same time Alley Valkyrie – busted down our Bohemian Love Door. We were on the verge of booking a flight. I wanted us to see ‘Fela’ and introduce my muse to the alternative New York Art Scene. At the same time I am trying to salvage my relationship with my muse, Rena, who married a Commander who headed a very important Diplomatic Mission. I am a Seer.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/diplomats-sound-the-alarm-as-they-are-pushed-out-in-droves/ar-BBFBI7T?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

When I found out Belle’s parents ran a Maze Walk, there was not stopping me, and this collective vision that spans to the core of the Knight Templars.

“The exhibition is the first of two consecutive shows at Wall Works dedicated to Fashion Moda. The second, which has been dubbed “Session II,” will be a recreation of Jane Dickson’s “City Maze” (September, 1980). Dickson’s installation, a cheap cardboard maze that children could run around, epitomized Fashion Moda’s ethos. Local graffiti artists and visitors scrawled over the installation (and indeed the building itself), a perfect synthesis of Bronx and Downtown sensibilities. By most accounts, the exhibition was one of the space’s most popular shows. Some months earlier in an essay for Seven Days (April, 1980), Lucy Lippard remarked that Fashion Moda’s success “stem[med] from a genuine mesh of its own interests and those of its audience.” “It avoids ‘cultural imperialism,’” she wrote, “by respecting itself as well as its audience.”

https://rosamondpress.com/2014/05/01/my-big-beautiful-blue-bicycle/

“Belle is the reluctant Muse of Jon after he caught her trying to apply his life story to her young lover, an anarchist who claims he is helping the homeless, but, this couple has ambitions to take over the counter-culture of those that came before them and rule the Bohemian World.

Taking his case to the old hippies in the Whiteaker, the wise ones rule Belle must fulflll her agreement she made, and accompany Jon on a cross country train ride that will take them to New York to visit Chris and Stefan who has just moved into the old Woodstock Hotel. On the top floor, Stefan finds a ballroom that has not been used in years. Earlier, Chris had said this hotel is where the Woodstock Nation folks have come to die.”

EXTRA! “There’s a battle brewing over the remains and estate of mass murderer Charles Manson. Reports of two unverified wills surfaced Friday, with each leaving the killer’s estate to a different person. Manson pal Ben Gurecki told the Daily News he obtained a January 2017 will from Manson and passed it along to Manson’s self-proclaimed “son” Matthew Roberts in March. He said Roberts was named as the main beneficiary.”

I’m going to work this into my musical to give it that Phantom of the Opera, feel!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/battle-erupts-control-charles-manson-remains-estate-article-1.3654743

John Ahearn, (left) “Stefan with Hector” (2011) and (right) “Sandy” (1979), both acrylic on plaster, 13 x 8 inches

https://hyperallergic.com/227683/35-years-after-fashion-moda-a-bronx-gallery-revisits-the-landmark-space/

I was close to the King and Queen of the Eugene Anarchists. Serena was on and off homeless. When they threw the punk-rockers off the wall of the bank on 13th. I went in and withdrew my money. This was 1987. They have long wanted a law-free downtown. The A-Royals hid from the cameras. Note the masked young woman who says she always wanted to be in a revolution she compares to beings at Disneyland. Belle told me her ambition was/is to be a revolutionary. Anarchists wear masks. I unmasked Belle. The Art Anarchists wanted to take over Eugene. They supported Ted Kaczynski. I suspect Kesey Productions pulled out of the Eugene Celebration after hearing rumors. I might be the only newspaperman who can write about the insiders – and live! They wanted my head on a silver platter, and…………they failed to make me afraid. I invented the pot they piss in!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Kaczynski

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-new-anarchists/

The group, from Eugene, Ore., endorses violence against big business. Most members reside in a neighborhood known as Whiteacre and essentially live hand to mouth. They spoke to 60 Minutes II Correspondent Scott Pelley about what they sought to do in Seattle.

“We reject the law,” says Shelley. “The law was not decided by us. We are being governed by a system that we do not agree with and we completely reject. Therefore the law means nothing.”

The Gathering of the Tribes ‘The Next Generation’ would be a Musical Parade, a Cavalcade of Radical Stars, they coming on stage, then hitting The Wall that surrounds Trump Tower.

This far, and no further! Can you dig it?!!

Opening scene:

In order to bring peace to Kesey Square the Howling Sirens and Muses of Lesbos, agree to have a joint art show with The Ballsy Sons of the New Patriarchy.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2017

https://rosamondpress.com/2011/09/12/saving-dottie-witherspoon/

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/15/eugene-oregon-dog-ban-homeless

In this blog I suggested Eugene’s exclusion law might be a motive for Alley’s Vicious Dog Pack wanting me to remove mention of members of said Wolf Pack from this blog, which is a registered newspaper, but that law ended in 2013. Newspapermen are exposing real predators – all over the place! The Filthy Dog Pack forbid me from typing Belle’s name on facebook. Above is a new law aimed at ending the fear normal housed citizens have of the homeless – and their dogs!

THE LAW IS ON THEIR SIDE

Civil Liberties Defense Center was happy to represent Alley Valkyrie at no cost and contribute to the case against Lane County, who violated the constitutional rights of the local activist last year when it had her cited for trespassing following her refusal to leave a public plaza after officials closed it. Eugene Municipal Court judge has ruled in agreement of the violation.

In her decision, Judge Karen Stenard said the county’s reason for ejecting protesters and shutting the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza — that the area had to be cleaned because human feces were smelled in the area — was too broad and did not pass the rigorous test required for government actions that restrict constitutional freedoms.

Read the Register Guard article on the case here:
http://www.registerguard.com/rg/news/local/30282337-75/plaza-county-valkyrie-closure-protesters.html.csp

https://vimeo.com/81480374

When I discovered Belle belonged to a Dog Pack, I confronted her in an e-mail. We were setting up a time for her to come to my house and model. I told her I was looking for an Heir for this blog. She squealed on the phone thinking I was leaving her my estate when I die, which was a possibility. I corrected her. We met at the Wandering Goat. If I was a predator I would have let her come over. She brought up nude modeling – with no sex. I agreed that would not happen due to my impontancy with prostate cancer.

In an e-mail she asks me to talk more about my cancer. Having dealt with cults before, I knew if you let one in – they all rush in. I wondered how many members of The Dog Pack had looked at my blog, looked for some raw meat they might devour, and regurgitate for The Tribe. Handing me over might move Belle up the ranks. I refused to give up my Muse! I met her at their covert Art Happening, and thus unwritten Art Laws, apply. However, I might be guilty of breaking the Romeo & Juilet Law. What do you think? Walton is defended by the Rat Pack because they had to beat that Dirty Dog with Ugly Sticks. This is gang activity.

https://sex-crimes.laws.com/statutory-rape/romeo-and-juliet

I met Sol and we talked about the gangs of New York and Oakland, the home of the Hell’s Angels. The retired Sleeps Gang claims I am too old to hang and play. They suggest I stay out of downtown and go back to the old folks home.  I suggest they all come out of retirement – and get a job! Try it. You may like it. A whole new world will open to you.

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/08/13/the-sol-warriors/

Two of my friends in Oakland were members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, and were questioned by the FBI. Captured Patti Hurst, and Belle Burch – are topicle! When I found the article on the arrest, I joined Ally Valkyries facebook. I was a friend when the Alpha Female called to her Pack. They answered as one! The hunt was on. Only when they worked themselves into a bloody froth, did I make my presence known. I cut and pasted the whole Rabid Rap. I was like The Road Runner. I will be sending this post to the President of the United States – just for kicks! Trump will have a good chuckle.

Screeeeeeeeeeeeee! Get him! After him! Destroy him!

I suspected Belle was trying to hijack my book with Her Pack behind her, which she sicked on me for the thrill of it! She wanted to see them in action. Patty Hearst allegedly bonded with her abuser, her captors. I can say the same thing. In history there are not too many artists, poets, writers, and reporters, that can say they were chased and harassed by a Gang of Women, one of them being your muse. Beautiful Belle agreed to be my muse.

Alley Valkyrie is the Paparazzi! She will STALK anyone if it gets her in the news. How many times has she been on T.V.? I will collect every video she is in! How many time has Manson been on the news?

THE SERIAL NEWS CREEP

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/women-attracted-serial-killers-hybristophilia_us_5a131cf7e4b0bfa88c1c051e

Ashley Hewes: Mary how long will it be before he starts capturing people?
Ashley Hewes: All of his writings remind me of the beginning of every sick serial killer movie I have ever seen.

EUGENE, Ore. – A group of people planned to gather at Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in downtown Eugene to protest what they are calling police brutality.

The rally is in response to an incident Friday in the city’s park blocks that Eugene Police have called a near riot.

Patricia Hearst is escorted from the Federal Building in San Francisco, March 5, 1976 by U.S. Marshals following a day in court. Miss Hearst was returned to the San Mateo County Jail some five hours after the court session ended after conferring with the team of defense attorneys. Deputy Marshall Janey Jimenez is at left. (AP Photo)

“Eugene has previously tried to regulate its streets with an ordinance that allowed for the exclusion of people from downtown after they had been cited for criminal behavior; over half of those excluded were homeless, which caused an outcry. In any event, the ordinance expired in 2013, and complaints to police originating downtown have risen by almost half in the last three years.”

“In an exclusive clip from the show, Hearst renounces her privileged background and adopts the name Tania, “after a comrade who fought alongside Che [Guevara] in Bolivia for the people of Bolivia,” she says in an audiotape released April 3, 1974, the 59th day of her ordeal. “I embrace the name, with the determination to continue fighting in her spirit.”

http://people.com/crime/patty-hearst-smithsonian-documentary-heiress/

“I’m going to make this very simple for you. I don’t know if you know who I am, but I sure as hell know who you are, and when you fuck with my friends, you fuck with me. Stop writing about Belle or I am going to make your life very difficult. I mean it. If I see one more word about her on your blog, your FB, or anywhere else, I will make sure that you experience all the fear and discomfort that she is experiencing right now.

Mary Broadhurst; and this is what I mean. now someone who writes disturbing thoughts and publishes them on the internet is now thrown into the same box as a child molester.”

Ashley Hewes: I understand and respect your thoughts Mary but I also feel that he should not be allowed to feel comfortable in this community. He rates right up there with child molesters for me.

“Glenn Combs: I’m thinkin’ concrete shoes. We got a river with deep spots… Hypothetically speaking, of course.

Mark Thomas Shekoyan: I’d be careful what is said here in public forums. If the law gets involved, all of this is public record submit-able to a court of law.”

What does Mark mean by “If the law gets involved”? Is this Satanist suggesting the threats to do me bodily harm might be acted upon, and, I am lying in a hospital pointing out those who TERRORIZED me on my laptop? Mark appears to be a Wiccan ally of Alley. Has he met with The Coven to put hexes on me? Is this the New Charlie Mason Family?

Don’t fuck with us and our extended downtown homeless ART families! Give us money –  and twenty turkeys! Let us sleep and shit where – WE CHOOSE!

“Facebook message from Alley Valkerie

“I’m going to make this very simple for you. I don’t know if you know who I am, but I sure as hell know who you are, and when you fuck with my friends, you fuck with me. Stop writing about Belle or I am going to make your life very difficult. I mean it. If I see one more word about her on your blog, your FB, or anywhere else, I will make sure that you experience all the fear and discomfort that she is experiencing right now. And no, this isn’t a physical threat, so don’t try to play victim. Frankly, I encourage you to contact EPD, as they already know all about you. I will not do anything illegal, but mark my word you will regret it if you write one more word about her. I will make sure that the entire community knows exactly how much of a sick fuck you are. Your picture, your name, and “samples” of your writing will be posted on every bulletin board in town. There will not be a single person in the Eugene/Springfield area who won’t know that you’re a sick stalker who won’t leave a stalker who won’t leave a young girl alone. Cut it out. Now. This is your first, last, and only warning.”

Alley Valkerie on facebook message.

“Please, go ahead and blog my threat.
You have no fucking idea what you’re getting yourself into
You also have no idea how many people are already on to you, and how many people have my back. We also have six other mutual friends who are going to learn about your behavior ASAP
And just so you know as well: if you write anything about me that could be construed as defamatory, you will be hearing from my lawyers ASAP.”

Glenn Combs: John Presco(e) has a long history of harassing young women in this area. The police seem impotent to do anything about it, though. I believe he comes from money and could be lawyered up quite well if he needed it. Whatever, it is time to take this “man” down.

Whatever, it is time to take this “man” down.

Whatever, it is time to take this “man” down.

Whatever, it is time to take this “man” down.

Alley Valkyrie Thank you, Ashley. You rock. I’ll let you know if I need you.

you will be hearing from my lawyersyou will be hearing from my lawyersyou will be hearing from my lawyersyou will be hearing from my lawyersyou will be hearing from my lawyersyou will be hearing from my lawyersyou will be hearing from my lawyers

Here’s one of Valkyries attorneys lying to THE REAL PEOPLE! She claims the homeless are no different then you and me. Jean Stacey saw me talking to Belle Burch at a covert FAKE ART FEST! Is that the same GOON that Hewes works with, that was going to work me over? Resign – dirty Slug Queen Witch! Did you know any of Charlie’s Girls?

Jean Stacey was arrested with Alley and Belle. She appears on my video. This is who SLEEPS is hiding from the police – if the exclusion law was still in affect.

8. Stacey, Jean Anderson 08/23/45 No Address Trespass II

These beasts don’t care about Belle’s safety. They are going after my blog, my registered newspaper. If a judge ordered them – and Jean – to stay away from downtown, then she could be disbarred! I will be in the records department, getting at the truth!

Alley Valkyrie: Have you read his blog? I’m not comparing him to a child molester, but I can’t believe you’re defending him!

https://rosamondpress.com/2016/02/22/dark-side-of-ex-slug-queen/

How much damage do false allegations do to a community – and the prosecution of real sex abusers? Why didn’t the City of Eugene protect me – and my Civil Rights? How many threats have gone un-reported? How many elected leaders feared their careers would be over, with a FALSE CHARGE? Our President is being accused of being compromised by the Russians, who set him up with female sex -blackmail experts.

OCCUPY Eugene has become a CULT. Members network behind the scenes. Their shared experiences have formed a bond that will last a lifetime. This is a bullshit excuse to feel powerful and bully – all outsiders! This is – a gang! They should be treated as a gang. Note the SLEEPS scarf. What did they do with the money they collected? Alley is an artist. I will make sure she goes down in real art history, as the witch who launched and extremely vicious attack against another artist. She might be in a category all by herself. Oh! Right! There is Van Gough……..with his razor.

“Andrew Cottrell: On second scrutiny of the photo on his blog – yup, that’s the guy who stalked me while he stank of methadone.”

Ashley Hewes: Mary how long will it be before he starts capturing people?
Ashley Hewes: All of his writings remind me of the beginning of every sick serial killer movie I have ever seen.

My sister married into the Benton Family, and thus Mel Lyman is in my family tree. I lived down the street from his Extended Family that allegedly worshipped Manson. This is the Real Deal. Poor Alley has created a fantasy world around me, using the Downtown Bus Brats that are all grown up now, with nowhere to go. There is a Pannish and Tink quality to Ms. Valkyrie. I just might author a horror movie script…..The Beast On Fort Hill.

https://rosamondpress.com/2012/03/17/mel-lymans-culture-war/

Will another sex movie be made about Charlie and the Fam? Alley should pass her photo around the studios. She would make a great Squeaky Fromm! Belle would make a great Patty Hearst………..The Baby Faced Killer! The movie I see, is………

THE GATHERING OF THE TRIBES

Bring all the Gangs together in a what IF scenario. What IF leftist radicals got their way – after uniting. Mel is said to have a great influence on Manson.

“Rather than the gentle and collectivist hippie ethic in other publications of the time, Lyman’s writing in Avatar espoused a philosophy that contained, to some readers of the time ‘, strong currents of megalomania and nihilism and to others a powerful alternative voice to the prevailing ethos.[8]

“ I am going to reduce everything that stands to rubble / and then I am going to burn the rubble / and then I am going to scatter the ashes / and then maybe SOMEONE will be able to see SOMETHING as it really is / WATCHOUT ”

—Mel Lyman, Declaration of Creation [9]

https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/entertainmentnews/many-left-unemployed-after-stars-ousted-for-sexual-misconduct/ar-BBFvFLI?ocid=spartandhp

“The women’s allegations include Rose walking around naked in front of them, making lewd phone calls and groping them. Rose apologized for his actions. The show is no longer rebroadcast on Bloomberg TV, which had shared ad revenue on the show, the company said on Tuesday.

“Charlie is going to do everything he can to help the young people get placed,” Dick Beattie, Rose’s friend and lawyer, told NBC News, “and he’s going to talk to Bloomberg and others to see if he can’t help them.”

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Alley Valkyrie; I hear that, but fear is what silences victims.
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Alley Valkyrie; And I’m done with patriarchal abusive bullshit.

Alley Valkyrie: I’d rather he focus on me than Belle, that I’ll absolutely say. I have 100 miles of distance from this fucker.

I’d rather he focus on me than Belle

focus on me 

me 

When I read this, I realized Alley had seen OUR video, and flew into a jealous rage. Her understudy – had stole the show! Are most of Alley’s threats aimed at me – meant for Belle? This is the theme of so many great fairytales. Can you think of one?

If I was Belle’s age, then there would be no problem. The city of Eugene would not have been torn in two, ripped down the middle. The truth is, I fell in love with Belle the minute I lay eyes on her…………from across the dance floor. No one can do a thing about love. I surely could not, and, still can’t. It’s they way it is. Belle is my ‘Unattainable Love’ who loves to do the Tango and Mambo.

Enjoy this MUSE-ICAL respite, and back to my whipping and shaming down in the dark basement of life.

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Glenn Combs: It is good that this issue, and this individual, are being discussed here, in the public eye. He has managed to keep operating under the radar for years. Maybe now something will be done about him … Hopefully involving proper mental health care. He doesn’t appear to have actually *done* anything beyond stalking and sending creepy messages, but that comes with a huge implied “yet”. I wonder how many women he has obsessed about through the years?”

Of course THEIR MESSAGES are not creepy. This is how it is with religions and cults. What they got to say is Creepless&Smart…..full of eternal wisdom – for everyone!

She stuck her tongue out at me as she came across the square. We were so innocent then. And now…………..The Danse Macabre!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_of_the_Lake

FILE-This July 10, 2012, file photo shows Occupy Eugene member Emily Semple, right, smiling as she is placed under arrest by Federal Police after she refused to leave the outdoor plaza at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch, File)

I am now going to put Tomas Ensley -Child Pornographer – side by side with John Monroe, because they offered offensive, hostile, and threatening statements and opinions about my family and the creative history I am compiling for my autobiography. John and his fake bohemian lover, Alley Valkyrie have staged fake art happenings, where funds were covertly solicited. They create FAKE VICTIMS with the help of their lawyers. Tomas found me, and Rena, after I blogged on her in regards to her being Christine Rosomond’s muse.

“In addition, a video file was contained on the computer that was created by Mr. Ensley,” Flood says. “In the video, he was performing illicit sex acts while child pornography played on a nearby television.” Flood says that video was 22 minutes long.”

In the last conversation Belle and I had, she admitted it was wrong for her to not tell me about SLEEPS. There were “chalk murals”. This was a clandestine fake art group, that hates bad publicity – and being exposed as FAKE ARTISTS. Real artists do not threaten to hurt – fellow artists! We do not have a fake police department, or, vigilantes. When I read this post from Ashley Hewes, I was determined to drive these monsters out of the real art world! This is an admittance – REAL CITIZENS are dealing with VIOLENT STREET FAMILIES! If these creeps are collecting money from real citizens, and not declaring it to the IRS, then they are guilty of RACKETEERING! LOL! I hope these fucks go to jail!

Ashley Hewes I’m not just talking about the street families in fact lol I am speaking of an entirely different group of people.

Below is a Giant Dude who works with Ashley Hewes. I believe he was Semple’s bodyguard. Did Semple think it might look bad if she surrounded herself with Devil Warriors of The Evil Street Families? Of course they are going to go after anyone who dare rip off their masks!

http://kval.com/news/local/students-try-skirting-social-host-fines-with-private-security

Alley Valkyrie; ” I will also say that going downtown would be a mistake, as EPD is quite aware of who and what you are, and they have nine uniformed officers downtown. But then again, you said you were going to City Council and you didn’t have the balls to do that, and…See More

Alley Valkyrie: And if you do go downtown, you will have to deal with me personally, by the way.”

I had a vision, while the Alley Gang is screeching at me, a real psycho creeps up behind me, and sinks a knife in my back. The cops never heard of me. I called.

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Jasun Plaedo Wellman Well at least you won’t be bored!
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Ashley Hewes Alley keep me posted… I am willing to be a body guard and it would be legal [i have a DPSST cert] I am even willing to meet and hang out with ms Burch.

I demand Concil Woman Emily Semple give the City of Eugene an accounting of the covert fundraising, or……….RESIGN!

Below is an article by Monroe and Ally that appeared in the Register Guard – before I met their COVERT AGENT. This is their Mission Statement. Where is their Non-Profit file?

I am going to try to get this blog picked up by a major newspaper because it is extremely topical. Was the exclusion law in affect when Belle approached me and took my number? She had been arrested three days prior.

“We created a welcoming space where everyone had somewhere to be and something to do, including some who have faced exclusion hearings as a result of the Downtown Public Safety Zone ordinance.”

“Nothing in this is about how somebody looks,” she said. “Whether I’m housed or unhoused, I don’t have the right to commit major crimes” downtown.

The ordinance allows authorities to ban people accused — but not convicted — of certain crimes from a 20-block area of downtown for 90 days. No one is banned from downtown at the request of police without a judge first reviewing the police request.”

I will be going downtown to check the public records. Was Alley banned, and thus she sent Belle who would not be recognized. CONSPIRACY!

Posted on: April 1, 2014

12 Cited for Criminal Trespass After Refusing to Leave City Manager’s Office After Hours

This afternoon, a group of people staged a sit-in at the City Manager’s Office and refused to leave. At 5 p.m., they were advised the office was closed and they indicated their intention to stay. At 5:45 p.m., the group was informed that they would be subject to Criminal Trespass charges if they didn’t leave. Twelve people were cited in lieu of custody and released.

http://special.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/news/cityregion/25276457-41/exclusion-ordinance-downtown-zone-eugene.csp

http://projects.registerguard.com/rg/news/local/28863363-75/exclusion-zone-downtown-ordinance-council.html.csp

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

We created a welcoming space where everyone had somewhere to be and something to do, including some who have faced exclusion hearings as a result of the Downtown Public Safety Zone ordinance.

Earlier this month, a collective of like-minded people came together in Kesey Square on a Friday afternoon to create the downtown we wish to see — a downtown that is welcoming, inclusive, and that respects the rights of everyone to congregate in public space regardless of economic status. We brought tables and chairs, played board games and read books, handed out organic produce and created murals throughout the square with sidewalk chalk.

May 9 at 1:49pm · Like
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John Monroe This man is dangerous. Regardless of whether he intends or would use physical violence, he is being emotional abusive and manipulative. He is clearly mentally ill, but he is also highly intelligent. Based on my research he comes from a family with incredible abuse but also high capacity. (http://rosamond.com/about and https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/…/christine-rosamond/)

May 9 at 9:15am · Like
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Mary Broadhurst and this is what I mean. now someone who writes disturbing thoughts and publishes them on the internet is now thrown into the same box as a child molester.

May 9 at 9:15am · Like
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Alley Valkyrie: Have you read his blog? I’m not comparing him to a child molester, but I can’t believe you’re defending him!

Alley Valkyrie: I’d rather he focus on me than Belle, that I’ll absolutely say. I have 100 miles of distance from this fucker.

Glenn Combs: John Presco(e) has a long history of harassing young women in this area. The police seem impotent to do anything about it, though. I believe he comes from money and could be lawyered up quite well if he needed it. Whatever, it is time to take this “man” down.

Alley Valkyrie Thank you, Ashley. You rock. I’ll let you know if I need you.

May 9 at 8:53am · Like · 1
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Ashley Hewes I’m not just talking about the street families in fact lol I am speaking of an entirely different group of people.

“We wish to develop and retain positive relationships with those who work downtown, especially the food cart owners, and we don’t want to gather in Kesey Square if our presence directly interferes with their business. Additionally we refuse to allow the City to pit us against the food carts in a political fight, which would further distract us from our true goals. For this reason, the Kesey Square Revival will no longer take place until further notice.”

One person, Glenn Combs, threatens my life after dehumanizing and making up defamatory lies. This is a witch-hunt started by Alley to get me hurt, even killed. Did it occur to her and her back-up that I might take my life? Here are the highlights. A couple of people call for compassion and reason, even suggesting they are breaking the law by having this kangaroo court. But, Alley does nothing on her page. If I should get killed, or kill myself, Alley Valkyrie will be charged with a crime.

 

Jon Presco

I just discovered why Gwendolyn Maeve slandered me and had others who know her, harass me, and defame me. She calls the Revival her “sister page” that features Alley Valkyrie.

Save Kesey Square shared a page.

November 20, 2015 ·
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Hi folks I wanted to share our sister page and the event that in part inspired this page to be born. The Kesey Square Revival was a weekly event that used to be held in the square weather permitting (and for some of us diehards weather not permitting). The idea was to bring positive community building action back to the town square. We would play games, play music, share food and visit with everyone who came. The event did much to bring people living on the street and the road together with people with homes from different socioeconomic classes, in an enviroment that wasn’t about charity, but of interdependance and true community.

The event worked. The square was alive for those months that this event took place. And then at a certain point the issue of shared space came up and our community event clashed with food vendors and their business. As we did not want to harm local small business, The Kesey Square Revival was discontinued.

But now they just want to sell it! There are fewer foodcarts than ever and there is no reason to not start this wonderful tradition once more. This is how real change happens! Getting rid of these lines of division within our community and connecting as human beings who share this world, this city and this Square!

So we are going to reboot The Kesey Square Revivals! Bring art and community and expression and connection back to this space! Back to the heart our city, we will reclaim the commons!

Continue to follow this page for updates as well as give the Kesey Square Revival page a like as information regarding this event will be shared there as well.
Together we can save Kesey Square, preserve our history and take back our culture”

Posted on: April 1, 2014

12 Cited for Criminal Trespass After Refusing to Leave City Manager’s Office After Hours

This afternoon, a group of people staged a sit-in at the City Manager’s Office and refused to leave. At 5 p.m., they were advised the office was closed and they indicated their intention to stay. At 5:45 p.m., the group was informed that they would be subject to Criminal Trespass charges if they didn’t leave. Twelve people were cited in lieu of custody and released.

The group was demanding to meet with the city manager regarding homeless issues recently discussed or ruled on by council, outside a council setting. The city manager’s delegate on this issue, Deputy Chief Joe Zaludek, came to the office to meet with them but they did not accept that offer.

Last week, on March 26, the City of Eugene re-posted notices that property is not open to the public and that the clearing and clean-up of the area would begin after April 1. The City Council has directed that the site be closed no later than April 15.

The City’s goal has been for people to leave the site voluntarily and to get connected with the services they need to find safe and legal shelter. The City is coordinating with a number of local social service agencies to help people transition from the camp.

The City Council and City staff have been working to help develop options. There are now two rest stops open – at Garfield and Roosevelt, and Northwest Expressway and Chambers – that are being managed by Community Supported Shelters. The City is continuing to work with community partners to open a third site and hopes to have a signed agreement with a volunteer site manager in the next few days.

Cited and Released were:

1. Bollman, Aurthur Frank 12/31/63 Eugene Trespass II
2. Burch, Belle Erin 11/21/90 No Address Trespass II
3. Shepard, Helen Marie 07/12/85 Eugene Trespass II
4. Monroe, John Lee 11/06/85 Eugene Trespass II
5. Smith, Charles Anderson 11/08/50 Springfield Trespass II
6. Williams, Terra Renee 02/24/88 Eugene Trespass II
7. Marcroft, Sabra Marie 05/15/66 Eugene Trespass II
8. Stacey, Jean Anderson 08/23/45 No Address Trespass II
9. Valkrie, Alley NMI 12/20/81 Eugene Trespass II
10. Wales, Geran Straford 09/15/90 Eugene Trespass II
11. Holtham-Keathley, Ambrose Stormrider 02/06/92 Eugene Trespass II
12. Grotticelli, Peter David 07/16/88 Eugene Trespass II

 

Here is Alley Valkyrie;

May 9 near Portland, OR

Well, I just picked a fight with quite the unstable psychopath. May not have been the most sensible thing to do, but it should definitely get interesting…

Ashley Hewes: I understand and respect your thoughts Mary but I also feel that he should not be allowed to feel comfortable in this community. He rates right up there with child molesters for me.

Ashley Hewes: Mary how long will it be before he starts capturing people?

Ashley Hewes: All of his writings remind me of the beginning of every sick serial killer movie I have ever seen

Ashley Hewes: Mary people like this hurt people who turn the other cheek. That is all I have to say, I will not stand idly by when there is something I can do to quell his obsessing. I would be willing to become the object of his obsession if I felt it would work. But that would be detrimental to his health.

Alley Valkyrie: I’d rather he focus on me than Belle, that I’ll absolutely say. I have 100 miles of distance from this fucker.

Glenn Combs: John Presco(e) has a long history of harassing young women in this area. The police seem impotent to do anything about it, though. I believe he comes from money and could be lawyered up quite well if he needed it. Whatever, it is time to take this “man” down.

Glenn Combs: I’m thinkin’ concrete shoes. We got a river with deep spots… Hypothetically speaking, of course.

Mark Thomas Shekoyan: I’d be careful what is said here in public forums. If the law gets involved, all of this is public record submit-able to a court of law.

Andrew Cottrell On second scrutiny of the photo on his blog – yup, that’s the guy who stalked me while he stank of methadone.

Ashley Hewes: I understand and respect your thoughts Mary but I also feel that he should not be allowed to feel comfortable in this community. He rates right up there with child molesters for me.

Ashley Hewes: Mary how long will it be before he starts capturing people?

Ashley Hewes: All of his writings remind me of the beginning of every sick serial killer movie I have ever seen

Ashley Hewes: Mary people like this hurt people who turn the other cheek. That is all I have to say, I will not stand idly by when there is something I can do to quell his obsessing. I would be willing to become the object of his obsession if I felt it would work. But that would be detrimental to his health.

Alley Valkyrie: I’d rather he focus on me than Belle, that I’ll absolutely say. I have 100 miles of distance from this fucker.

Glenn Combs: John Presco(e) has a long history of harassing young women in this area. The police seem impotent to do anything about it, though. I believe he comes from money and could be lawyered up quite well if he needed it. Whatever, it is time to take this “man” down.

Glenn Combs: I’m thinkin’ concrete shoes. We got a river with deep spots… Hypothetically speaking, of course.

Mark Thomas Shekoyan: I’d be careful what is said here in public forums. If the law gets involved, all of this is public record submit-able to a court of law.

Andrew Cottrell On second scrutiny of the photo on his blog – yup, that’s the guy who stalked me while he stank of methadone.

Cyberbullying is the use of Information Technology to harm or harass other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.[1] According to U.S. Legal Definitions, Cyber-bullying could be limited to posting rumors or gossips about a person in the internet bringing about hatred in other’s minds; or it may go to the extent of personally identifying victims and publishing materials severely defaming and humiliating them.[2]

With the increase in use of these technologies, cyberbullying has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers.[3] Awareness has also risen, due in part to high profile cases like the Suicide of Tyler Clementi.[4]

Seems to be the month for it

May 9 at 7:22am · Like · 1

King Trolland Never a dull moment! Good luck Alley!

May 9 at 7:58am · Like

Mary Broadhurst pokin’ the beat sometimes not such a good thing. especially if you consider the bear to be unstable.

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Alley Valkyrie I hear that, but fear is what silences victims.

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Alley Valkyrie And I’m done with patriarchal abusive bullshit.

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Jasun Plaedo Wellman Well at least you won’t be bored!

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Ashley Hewes Alley keep me posted… I am willing to be a body guard and it would be legal [i have a DPSST cert] I am even willing to meet and hang out with ms Burch.

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Ashley Hewes I know the laws pretty well and I am more than protected by the people I keep around myself.

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Alley Valkyrie Thank you, Ashley. You rock. I’ll let you know if I need you.

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Ashley Hewes I’m not just talking about the street families in fact lol I am speaking of an entirely different group of people.

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Ashley Hewes Indeed

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Mary Broadhurst yeah well…I’m a bit concerned about labels being applied to this guy. obviously he has issues. but will calling him a psychopath push him over the edge. did anyone consult with Belle before coming to her rescue? perhaps she had a plan as to how to deal with this…

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Alley Valkyrie Yes, I talked to Belle.

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Rodolfo Palma We’re with you, Alley!

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Mary Broadhurst one can call someone out by noting observations without using labels. just sayin’ I would like to see compassion even for someone who is making some errors in how he connects with the world through the internet.

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Alley Valkyrie Is “making some errors”? Come on, Mary. Please. No. This is sick. What he’s doing is cyberstalking in the legal sense. My compassion ends when I feel threatened.

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Mary Broadhurst some people feel threatened by homeless people.

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Ashley Hewes I understand and respect your thoughts Mary but I also feel that he should not be allowed to feel comfortable in this community. He rates right up there with child molesters for me.

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Alley Valkyrie: Mary, this is legitimate. This isn’t based on prejudicial fear. Read his blog. This man is sick. Cyberstalking and defamation, not to mention DMCA violations for posting my copyrighted photos without permission. He’s already been reported for that.

May 9 at 9:15am · Like
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Mary Broadhurst and this is what I mean. now someone who writes disturbing thoughts and publishes them on the internet is now thrown into the same box as a child molester.

May 9 at 9:15am · Like
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Alley Valkyrie: Have you read his blog? I’m not comparing him to a child molester, but I can’t believe you’re defending him!

May 9 at 9:16am · Like
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Mary Broadhurst: I read his blog. It’s disturbing.

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Ashley Hewes: Mary how long will it be before he starts capturing people?

May 9 at 9:18am · Like
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Ashley Hewes: All of his writings remind me of the beginning of every sick serial killer movie I have ever seen

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Mary Broadhurst: I’m not defending him so much as defending all of us … it seems some kind of mental health issue is at play but I think we need to be cautious about pretending we understand mental illness enough to call someone dangerous or similar to a child molester.

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Sabra Marcroft: Unfortunately, when we lose compassion, we lose a large part of our ability to predictively model future behavior. When you can’t empathize with someone, you don’t have any idea where their next move will take them. The only other way to tune into predictive modeling is to become a stalker yourself. Compassion doesn’t mean going easy on someone, it means focusing on harm and threat reduction for ALL parties to a situation.

May 9 at 9:22am · Like · 3
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Ashley Hewes Mary people like this hurt people who turn the other cheek. That is all I have to say, I will not stand idly by when there is something I can do to quell his obsessing. I would be willing to become the object of his obsession if I felt it would work. But that would be detrimental to his health.

May 9 at 9:24am · Like · 1
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Sabra Marcroft: Confronting someone from a distance, with threat of local consequences is actually pretty compassionate. It gives him a chance to focus on someone he can’t actualy reach while creating real consequences for future unacceptable acts.

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Alley Valkyrie: I’d rather he focus on me than Belle, that I’ll absolutely say. I have 100 miles of distance from this fucker.

May 9 at 9:29am · Like · 1
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Ashley Hewes Alley the next time you hear anything from her please refer her to my Facebook as it is the only way I have of contacting people right now… I will have a phone soon but if she wants I am totally willing to conveniently be wherever she is so I can start documenting his obsession.

May 9 at 9:36am · Like · 1
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Ashley Hewes I want to get him on camera.

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Glenn Combs: John Presco(e) has a long history of harassing young women in this area. The police seem impotent to do anything about it, though. I believe he comes from money and could be lawyered up quite well if he needed it. Whatever, it is time to take this “man” down.

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Rynn Fox Just be careful…and fierce.

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Mark Thomas Shekoyan: You might want to seek legal council.

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Glenn Combs: There’s another point – When my friend went into Legal Aid to see about legal representation, she found that Mr. Presco has used the local Legal Aid office so much, it would be a conflict of interest for them do defend anyone against him. That’s kind of the definition of “screwed”, IMHO.

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Dave McArthur 5 feet of stout hemp rope and a 12 foot drop

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Glenn Combs: I’m thinkin’ concrete shoes. We got a river with deep spots… Hypothetically speaking, of course.

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Mark Thomas Shekoyan I’d be careful what is said here in public forums. If the law gets involved, all of this is public record submit-able to a court of law.

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Alley Valkyrie Thanks, Mark. I’m being careful. Police are already looking at it. I’ll probably talk to an attorney today as well. He’s already posted that he’s reporting me to both EPD and the FBI…

https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/…/violating-my…/

Violating My Civil Rights?
rosamondpress.wordpress.com

“I’d like to hear more of your personal life story. “When I got sober”, “When I … See More
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Glenn Combs Of course I would never advocate any illegal acts of any kind.

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Freyja Nightlight: That woman can’t even write, I just tried to read that and it was painful.

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Freyja Nightlight oh, i mean man

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Cherie Southworth Wiltshire: Well, hmmm, it’s a bit weird that he has spent so much time over the last 24 hours writing about you. Be safe Miss Alley. You are a very strong, smart, sweet person who doesn’t need to be in a fight with an unstable person.

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Martin Champion: Everyone reads Alley’s FB, including the dude being discussed, so people need to stop talking like this is private.

I hope there is a way to keep him away from Belle and other women he wants to put in his illustrated fantasies. The fact that he thinks he gets to admonish–shame?–her for not following his orders is a big deal. Who knows what else he thinks he has a right to do.
I’m sure I’m just one of many people who will now watch for this guy in the Whit.

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Alley Valkyrie: This post is public. The other one with his picture is friends-only.

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Andrew Cottrell: I think, from his badly outdated photo, that this is the same Jon whom I almost had to get a restraining order against around 4 years ago when he was stalking me at Indra’s Internet Lounge.

Contrary to his statement in his blog, he does not resemble Jesus even visually, not even in his ancient photo.

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Glenn Combs: It is good that this issue, and this individual, are being discussed here, in the public eye. He has managed to keep operating under the radar for years. Maybe now something will be done about him … Hopefully involving proper mental health care. He doesn’t appear to have actually *done* anything beyond stalking and sending creepy messages, but that comes with a huge implied “yet”. I wonder how many women he has obsessed about through the years?

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Andrew Cottrell On second scrutiny of the photo on his blog – yup, that’s the guy who stalked me while he stank of methadone.

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Christina Bellini I agree with Mary to some extent. Sometimes people will live up to the labels we give them. The focus should be the unacceptable behavior and clearly telling him to stop. I think it’s right to confront him, but it might matter how it is done.

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Glenn Combs This guy?

Glenn Combs’s photo.

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Andrew Cottrell not that guy

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Andrew Cottrell that one is a creeper but not the same one

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John Monroe This man is dangerous. Regardless of whether he intends or would use physical violence, he is being emotional abusive and manipulative. He is clearly mentally ill, but he is also highly intelligent. Based on my research he comes from a family with incredible abuse but also high capacity. (http://rosamond.com/about and https://rosamondpress.wordpress.com/…/christine-rosamond/)

This guy isn’t making simple errors. He is a very ill person. But he is also highly abusive, and we should be protecting those who are being targeted. On top of that, I don’t see how this isn’t also a case of male domination. Regardless of his mental space, that is patriarchical BS. Our community should be made aware that he is a threat to young women.

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April Knowlton The problem with abusive people, is that what we see is often the tip of the iceberg.

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Greg Presco

Definition

Legal definition

Cyberbullying is defined in legal glossaries as
actions that use information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm another or others.
use of communication technologies for the intention of harming another person
use of internet service and mobile technologies such as web pages and discussion groups as well as instant messaging or SMS text messaging with the intention of harming another person.

By Alley Valkyrie and John Monroe

Appeared in print: Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, page A9

Throughout downtown Eugene, there are signs of revitalization. From the new Lane Community College campus to the Centre Court building a few blocks away, the construction is a welcome sight after years of empty pits and neglected buildings.
However, it’s hard not to notice what downtown still lacks: Pedestrian traffic. Street artists. Somewhere to sit and eat lunch. Inviting common space to meet some friends.
Eugene’s downtown is a stark contrast to other college towns across the country. Where are the shoppers, sightseers, artists, performers, musicians, sidewalk vendors and others who are the core of a vibrant city center? With all the recent investments in downtown, the one that seems most overlooked is an investment in community and public space.

Common space is essential to a vibrant town center, and downtown Eugene lacks this crucial element. In the past, Kesey Square was one such common space. Now, it sits empty and neglected. Tables and chairs were removed from the square, and anti-loitering music blares from a tinny speaker 24 hours a day.

That policy is typical of Eugene’s city planning. There is nowhere to sit throughout downtown. The benches were ripped from the sidewalks long ago and replaced with planters. Sitting on, or even leaning against, a planter in downtown Eugene can result in a maximum fine of $500.

Many downtown business interests blame the lack of pedestrian traffic in part on the homeless and transient population. There is ongoing pressure on the mayor and the Eugene Police Department to “clean up” downtown, which results in what many view as systematic harassment of the disenfranchised population.

Sitting on a planter, leaning against a building or even crossing the street at the wrong angle can result in a citation. Those cited for such offenses are almost exclusively the young, homeless and disenfranchised.

Certain offenses, such as leaning on a building, can result in exclusion from the downtown core under the Downtown Public Safety Zone ordinance, which is scheduled to sunset this April unless the City Council decides to renew it.

The safety zone was intended to keep chronic, serious offenders from the downtown core. Yet police officers recently attempted to exclude transients for minor offenses such as leaning against a building and possessing a small amount of marijuana.
The ordinance creates a second penalty: The defendant is cited for a violation and also required to appear before a judge at a different time to challenge the exclusion, even before a conviction for the actual citation is reached in court.

Exclusions often are decided against the defendant based on a single officer’s testimony. And if an exclusion is granted, excluded persons face immediate arrest if they enter the zone without permission from the court.

For many who live and work downtown, the safety zone is emblematic of the types of attitudes and policies that are contributing to an unwelcoming and hostile atmosphere. A city center where some are made to feel persecuted and unwelcome inevitably feels unwelcome to all, and is detrimental to the intended goal of stimulating commerce and community downtown.

Earlier this month, a collective of like-minded people came together in Kesey Square on a Friday afternoon to create the downtown we wish to see — a downtown that is welcoming, inclusive, and that respects the rights of everyone to congregate in public space regardless of economic status. We brought tables and chairs, played board games and read books, handed out organic produce and created murals throughout the square with sidewalk chalk.

We created a welcoming space where everyone had somewhere to be and something to do, including some who have faced exclusion hearings as a result of the Downtown Public Safety Zone ordinance.

The mere presence of people congregating in the town square drew curiosity, attention and praise from all around, and it demonstrated why a vibrant community presence is essential to a healthy downtown.

We have gathered every Friday since, intentionally creating a space where anyone can come to read a book, play chess, eat lunch with friends, display and sell art, network with others, or rock out with a guitar.

The hope is that our example will stimulate further cultural activity, community events and pedestrian traffic throughout downtown, but neither these efforts or any attempt at downtown revitalization truly will succeed if city government and law enforcement continue to promote laws and policies that focus on exclusion, harassment and profiling.

Public safety is an obvious and legitimate concern. But it’s one that is best addressed through community involvement, responsible policing and personal accountability, not through excluding undesirables from the city center.
Unless we can create and maintain a vibrant atmosphere downtown where everyone feels welcome and everyone’s rights are respected equally, the current attempts at revitalization never will bear fruit.

Alley Valkyrie and John Monroe are organizers with Occupy Eugene and the Kesey Square Revival, a public space revitalization project focused on downtown Eugene.

http://projects.registerguard.com/web/opinion/27659146-47/downtown-eugene-space-community-exclusion.html.csp

https://www.facebook.com/keseysquarerevival

About Royal Rosamond Press

I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    While Trump was on the rise, the crazy women of Eugene Oregon declared war on me. Some, wanted me dead.

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