Category Archives: Fresno City Council | Steve Brandau vs Homeless People

Video | Autistic Activist Speaks Cannabis & Mental Illness to City Council

Eve Hinson speaks to Fresno City Council about the need for safe access to cannabis.

There is a ban on dispensaries and more. The stigma from anti-cannabis folks, omg. And very outdated information being shared by them as well — and “I have compassion” but “do you really believe those people?” attitude.

“I am on cannabis right now. It’s the only way I can be up here and speak and stand.” — Eve Hinson, founder of AmericanBadassActivists.org

I have been a cannabis patient since 10/2010. I’m worthy of safe access to my medication. Damn worthy.


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Cannabis Powered Activism

| Eve Hinson, Founder of americanbadassactivists.org

To be able to advocate in a public environment, I must medicate with cannabis.

Typically, this is easy enough to do with access to outdoor space.When I’m in a place that’s not possible (like Fresno City Hall), I still have to manage my sensory load, chronic pain, PTSD, FND & RA symptoms.

Cannabis is the only medication that works for me. I have a paradoxical response to Norcos — I get tramadol after surgery because of my body’s response to the other is horrid. Continue reading Cannabis Powered Activism

Steve Brandau | Stigma-smearing affects us all & stigma kills

Wow, thought the commentary here was horrid. Fresno City Councilman Steve Brandau simply lacks class and compassion on Twitter. There are already laws in place for vandalism, trespassing and the like.

Those seeking housing support run out of shelter availability over time — and have another year or two before housing support happens. In between — solution is living homeless on the streets. <– this is the willfulness you speak of? Continue reading Steve Brandau | Stigma-smearing affects us all & stigma kills

TO STEVE BRANDAU | WE’RE BEGGING FOR HELP & THIS IS OUR HELP (PT 2)

When the homeless lady comes out of the bathroom and had eaten she is given the other girl’s chair and promptly tries to go back to sleep.

At which point they come in saying lets go the doctor released you. You have to go now, if you go now you’ll get a bus token, but you have to leave now. She is begging to stay a bit longer.

This shit box with no AC is like torture to me and for her it is safety. My heart breaks.

Continue reading TO STEVE BRANDAU | WE’RE BEGGING FOR HELP & THIS IS OUR HELP (PT 2)

To Steve Brandau | We’re begging for help & This is our help (pt 1)

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Often I get emails, messages, video chats with others about their experiences with mental illness and associated services. Received a message about the care at Exodus, the crisis hospital for those with severe mental illness.

Here’s a snippet from a person who recently experienced for the first time the crisis 5150 process:

I mourn for those that sat in the recliner before me that did not survive due to the shit care you receive there.

I think 9am or so rolls around and they are calling people out. I notice something about these people. (the men are in the same building occupying 2 or 3 other recliner rooms) anyone of them could have entered our room at any time and no one would have noticed).

All of the first round of people being seen are clearly homeless. Finally they force a woman who had been sound asleep in her recliner since before I got there to make her go to see the doctor.

She just woke up, she is complaining about being hungry, so hungry she is shaking.

She is begging for a shower and underwear, she was on her period and her period blood was all over her and the recliner she was in.

They fought with her, “No just go see the doctor now so you can get out of here”.

She says no, I need this, I am not safe out there. Please feed me and help me.

Finally they give her a box with some food, I did not see what and let her go wash up in the toilet shower room. they lock you when you need to use the bathroom or shower.

While she was away, another patient decided she wanted the chair of the lady on her period and she sits on it, in the blood of the other lady, and they just come over and say that is not your chair.

She argues, and they say fine you stay there now. They did not make it sanitary for her and they knew. Continue reading To Steve Brandau | We’re begging for help & This is our help (pt 1)

Fresno City Councilman Steve Brandau Shames Local Homeless Folks on Facebook

This is WRONG – shaming people on Facebook and as a member of Fresno City Council, Steve Brandau.

Shaming the poor, the ill, the homeless, the mentally ill, the downtrodden, and posting photos of humans and locations — are you setting them up for trouble too? WTF are you doing?

I’m so fucking pissed. WTF is this? #TheReal5150 are worthy of better than this fucker.

Please tell me you all get this is WRONG? my hands are shaking im so pissed off right now. Where’s our help asshole? My lifestyle choice is activism. Just wait.

Fresno Homeless Advocates American Badass Activists

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