In the news are stories of armed vigilantes dressed in camouflage setting up “hunting parties” where they go out rousting homeless camps ostensibly because of their littering habits. Port O Call suggests they missed a great opportunity to fight littering when the Rayonier property they were defending was pumping the ground and the harbor full of toxic chemicals that will cost taxpayers up to $100,000,000 to clean up. (one hundred million dollars)
All three of the urban commandos were living here when the various industries were pumping poison into the bay and on the land. Everyone knew about it but looked the other way because of the jobs provided by the mill. Now the mills and the jobs are long gone but the toxic soup is still with us and once we pay for the clean-up all the advantages of those jobs will be in the negative column for those still around to pay up.
Maybe these cowboys are only cut out to harass defenseless people. If they had gone into Rayonier’s offices while still operating here and demanded they clean up their mess or “get out of town” they would have been laughed off the premises and maybe even locked up. Not so when the victims are homeless and defenseless.