The reason I started recording is because the security guard approached him and woke him by kicking his arm. Naturally he was startled awake and the security guard put his fists up and was threatening to assault him. He was telling him to go across the street…. which is right outside of the BID district.
Apparently this has become the norm. There are so few resources due to COVID… yet enforcement has increased. The situation on the streets is really rough. Hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but it’s almost impossible for folks to get hotel rooms. It’s really difficult to get anything.
Here is a similar incident I wrote up last week, but didn’t post. It provides more context so I’ll post it now…
I asked the security guards (one wasn’t wearing his mask) what they were doing…. why are they bothering someone who is simply resting? They didn’t answer and so I asked… “Are you making this person who is doing nothing wrong leave? Why do they need to leave?” They said the businesses complained and I told them that was bullshit and I pointed to the sign that showed they were closed down due to the pandemic. There was no business to be disturbed and even if they were open there was nothing this woman was doing that would obstruct that. She was simply exhausted and sat down to rest.