Thursday, July 10, 2008

Freedom Man: Small victories can mean a lot

Street entertainer Jason Paschal was spat upon and called "Nigger" by a skinhead on a bicycle, but when Paschal called the police, he was the one arrested! It took nine months for all charges to be dropped.

The Santa Cruz, CA entertainer and tarot card reader had set up shop (a card table) near a local surf shop when he was arrested. he was booked and released, but the Santa Cruz Police Department kept his insulin and needles. Later, when Jason tracked down the man who had physically and verbally assaulted him, and called the police, the police refused to arrest the man. You can read the rest of the story at Homeless United for Friendship and Freedom.

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