Whittier Park has been a hot mess for over a decade

I lived across the street from the park in 1994(?) The neighborhood wasn’t exactly the best then. In fact my roommate’s car was vandalized a couple of times. Two years ago I had friends that were renting a home 3 blocks North of the park on French Avenue and were fed up with cleaning garbage out of their yard every morning, and the park is even worse. Besides the public urination, the park is littered with garbage because the people who hang out in the park don’t understand the simple freaking concept of garbage cans;

Some African migrants who congregate in the afternoon to play dominoes under a picnic shelter at the park say they have been targeted because of their race.

“We bring our kids here, too,” Deng Davidson said. “When there’s 40 black people playing dominoes and one white lady shows up, maybe they get scared.”

Bullshit. You are being targeted because you are acting like pigs. Don’t care what color you are or what country you come from. In America we don’t tolerate people acting like pigs. It is unacceptable to piss on trees in public and throw your garbage on the ground. I really don’t have a problem with the alcohol use or people playing dominoes, that is what parks are supposed to be used for, recreation, but they are not your personal toilet bowl and garbage can. It is about time the city is cracking down on this park, but it is typical of how the city operates, they tend ignore the lower income neighborhoods until someone bitches loud enough (Pettigrew Heights comes to mind).



16 comments ↓

#1 Plaintiff Guy on 08.17.10 at 1:12 pm

It would be welcomed for the city to clean up Whittier but they have no constitutional authority until they revise ordinances and courts accept them.

I’ll go there and explain that they should ignore city bullying. Sioux Falls is not democracy. They’ll get copies of a court case and names of pro bono law firms who can keep the city out of their habitat. The city is in state court and a solution at Whittier will be years from now.

Someday, the city may realize they must return to democracy. Meanwhile, citizens must resist with non-compliance resistance such as this.

#2 Helga on 08.17.10 at 1:27 pm

Last time we ventured around David downtown the grass around him was nothing but dog poop.

#3 Plaintiff Guy on 08.17.10 at 1:30 pm

I think the ACLU might finally pay attention if there’s african nationalities discrimination.

Mr. Huether; ‘TEAR DOWN THIS WALL’.

Restore democracy and constitutional liberty. Repeal Home Rule Charter.

#4 l3wis on 08.17.10 at 2:43 pm

African migrants, get it right PG.

Helga- That isn’t dog-doo, that’s turds hopping out of the river.

#5 Angry Guy on 08.18.10 at 6:26 am

PG, once again you are a sad little broken record. You are JUST LIKE those pro life fucktards that can turn any discussion into an abortion argument. Get over it. You won (for now) and strangely I don’t feel any more apathetic towards your ’cause’ because you’ve beat it to death on every thread you could mouth breath your way into. Get over yourself.

This has nothing to do with the city’s ‘constitutional authority’ to stop these assholes from breaking laws. The city should throw the proverbial book at these park pissers and eventually they’ll get the picture that they have to act like civilized citizens. We are singling them out because it’s a problem. I’d call the police on them every time I saw them drop so much as a cigarette butt on the ground. It wouldn’t matter if they were black, blue, white or yellow.

#6 l3wis on 08.18.10 at 8:19 am

AG is right. Is it so bad we simply ask people to pick up their trash after hanging out in a park?

#7 Plaintiff Guy on 08.18.10 at 8:24 am

Problem is, the city can’t throw the book at them because administration changed ordinances so that action is impossible.

Democracy should be restored. Immediately is to late. Individual liberty sacrifice at the lowest level is the seed for government takeover.

They cost me $40,000 for litigation. I’m not finished until I’ve cost them $40 million and prevent this mayor from being reelected. Joining with african migrants and testifying uncompensated are methods. There’s a national organization against Home Rule and Sioux Falls will be featured. There’s the ‘Appleseed Project’ (Georgia) I contacted today.

#8 Plaintiff Guy on 08.18.10 at 8:30 am

Yes, trash should be picked up but an organized resistance is trash and more trash that will be cleaned up once democracy is restored.

Each migrant is a voter who can be registered and driven to the polls.

#9 Plaintiff Guy on 08.18.10 at 8:54 am

‘Appleseed Project’ teaches rifle marksmanship and historical awareness.

Citizens, including african immigrants, have the right to keep and bear arms. Appleseed teaches gun safety and american history relative to constitutional rights and defense of individual liberty.

#10 Angry Guy on 08.18.10 at 9:01 am

See? PG is a crazy person. I rest my case.

#11 Ghost of Dude on 08.18.10 at 9:10 am

PG:
I’ve said it before – Keep fucking that chicken.

I’m glad you won your case and have precedent on your side going forward, but this thread has nothing to do with Home Rule.

#12 Detroit Lewis on 08.18.10 at 9:47 am

It has to do with pigs.

#13 Plaintiff Guy on 08.18.10 at 11:42 am

Thanks Ghost.

This thread is about trash but I discovered another group who can be recruited to protect and defend the constitution.

The city abuses unconstitutional ordinances. They often harrass citizens; especially minorities, immigrants, and the indigent. The courts do not recognize them. I must get the word out and organize a revolution supporting a 2014 mayor who vows to repeal Home Rule.

#14 anominous on 08.18.10 at 7:08 pm

Perhaps the local artists and sculptors could fabricate a couple dozen custom pissoirs for the city, to go along with the bike rack project.

#15 anominous on 08.18.10 at 7:11 pm

http://www.oobject.com/category/pissoir-designs/

#16 l3wis on 08.18.10 at 8:04 pm

I like the GW one.