Bren Lehr, MMC
City Clerk Administrator
809 Center Street, Room 9
Santa Cruz, California 95060
The Honorable Loretta Lynch
United States Department of Justice (USDOJ)
Washington, D.C. 20530
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re: CPRA request about SCPD and TBSC establishing local surveillance state
Dear Ms. Lehr, U.S. AG Lynch and California AG Harris:
The anti-homeless hate group Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) operates a secretive working group to help the Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) establish a surveillance state based on privately owned video surveillance cameras.
Please review this webpage which TBSC has now made private, accessible only by password; it is also attached as a PDF:
This is very disturbing. More so because of the SCPD’s history of abusing civil rights, but also because TBSC — a domestic hate group which attacks homeless people — may use this surveillance network for their own criminal hate agenda.
To determine the extent of this spying, I ask for the following from the City of Santa Cruz under the California Public Records Act (CPRA):
1 All correspondence — including electronic content — between the SCPD and the TBSC Cameras Solution Team.
2 The most current maps of cameras operated, owned or accessible to the SCPD.
3 The most current maps provided to the SCPD by the TBSC Camera Mapping Project.
4 The most current directory of cameras operated, owned or accessible to the SCPD.
5 All agreements, understandings and contracts between the SCPD and TBSC about, pertaining to or having the keywords “camera” or “surveillance”.
6 All agreements, understandings and contracts between the SCPD, private businesses and private citizens about, pertaining to or having the keywords “camera” or “surveillance”.
7 All ordinances, agenda items and meeting notes by the City Council or any other body of the City of Santa Cruz related to the TBSC Camera Solutions Team.
I am willing to pay a fee up to $5 for this request. If the cost will exceed that please contact me first. If these records are available electronically I ask they be made available to me electronically via email.
I ask you to waive all fees because the City of Santa Cruz together with the Homeless Services Center (HSC) bankrupted me to retaliate for my advocacy for disabled homeless people, particularly for me petitioning the federal government to investigate the HSC.
The City and the SCPD have allowed Take Back Santa Cruz (TBSC) terrorists — like Tom Cunniff, Jim Spring, Aaron Whiting, James Burtnett, Robin Jansen, Chrissy Brown and Analicia Cube to threaten my sister Patricia Colby and I, to harass and stalk us without sanction. Specifically, the SCPD and the City Council have been racketeering — per the RICO Act — to protect TBSC hate criminals from arrest and prosecution.
I ask again with more urgency that you ensure the City of Santa Cruz does not retaliate against me and those associated with me for my CPRA requests, whether it be through a City agency (like the SCPD), a City contractor (like The John Stewart Company and the HSC) or a city affiliate like the domestic hate group TBSC.
I appreciate you fulfilling your legal obligations.
John is such a hypocrite. He posts this on Facebook and links to some anonymous crap he posted on IndyBay (where pussies like John go to libel others). He knows first hand what being held accountable for his misdeeds is like. He’s living with the consequences! It was 2 years ago he was evicted from his Section 8, taxpayer supported apartment, and let’s see why he was evicted. Why it was BECAUSE OF HIS MISDEEDS! THESE ARE FACTS. Not delusional 4AM stream of meth consciousness ramblings from evicted stalkers.
What a grocery list of misdeeds. Let’s list a few.
“Ongoing harassment of other tenants including but not limited to approaching and photographing female caregivers after dark“
“Ongoing harassment and disturbance of quiet enjoyment of other residents including but not limited to harassment of disabled tenants“
“Harassment of management including false accusations and gathering and publishing personal data regarding management employees and their families“
I almost forgot to mention the recent 2nd Anniversary of John’s eviction from Mission Garden Apartments. John was evicted on September 20th, 2013. You can read all about why he was evicted here.
I’ll bet they had a nice BBQ over at Mission Garden Apartments to celebrate this noteworthy event. Of course, Pat Colby still lives there, and most likely lets her brother sleep in her closet when nobody is looking.
Word on the street is Pat did everything she could to try to avoid her latest HUD inspection, and I’m betting it had something to do with John living there. If that’s the case, it’s a violation of her HUD agreement and she could face not only losing her Section 8 status but she could also face eviction like her dimwitted brother.
Happy 2nd Anniversary John! I’m sure your cats are much happier now.
Poor John. He gets so confused when he stops taking his meds. He knows his arch nemesis, Take Back Santa Cruz, isn’t a hate group. People love Take Back Santa Cruz. They have almost 13,000 members in their Facebook group.
He thinks because they hate HIM that they should be labeled a “hate group”.
John has earned every ounce of hate. He works hard for his hate. Just like his caregiver and snuggle bunny Pat Colby! They work hard for their hate of all things TBSC. And it works! TBSC hates John and Pat Colby (or at least many of it’s members do). A name can’t really hate, but the people behind the name? Those who know the name “Colby” usually have one of 2 reactions. They either laugh or they shake their head. Usually, they do both.