Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words

The Daily Santa Monica Crime and Drug Video - May 24, 2024

A chronicle by the Santa Monica Coalition of the truth about life on our streets

Santa Monica's City Council thinks the city is just fine. One councilmember called the homeless residents our neighbors, their wants and desires equivalent to those of people who pay rent and pay taxes. The 'freedom' of some, most of whom suffer from drug addiction and mental illness, to live in filth, disease and to commit crimes with impunity, is valued over the ability of the rest of society to live healthy lives in law and order.

Watch the videos shot and distributed by the Santa Monica Coalition, a different one each day, to see what is actually happening in a city that is no longer a magnet for tourists and shoppers.

The Santa Monica Coalition is a movement comprised of Santa Monica residents, business owners, and locals that addresses the humanitarian crisis, public safety concerns, the rising crime, and the current lack of responsiveness from the City of Santa Monica.

May 24 2024 Santa Monica Coalition Mini Documentary

Installing chain link fence around one of SANTA MONICA'S most treasured landmarks in Palisades Park is City Manager David White's alternative to enforcing park hours of 5:30 am to 11 pm, and not enforcing the 'No Overnight Sleeping or Lodging, No Alcohol / No Drugs' RULES listed on so many signs in the park. This monument bench commemorates the spot John P. Jones, founder of Santa Monica and for 30 years a US Senator, pioneer of the west and statesman, loved so well and used to come each day to watch the sun set. City Manager David White: Remove the handcuffs from our Police and allow them to walk and patrol SANTA MONICA'S DANGEROUS PARKS. AND, allow our MAYOR to speak DIRECTLY to our Police Chief WITHOUT submitting a WRITTEN REQUEST to YOU FIRST.

 
 

Reader Comments(4)

jean writes:

Santa Monica had issues before and did nothing. Are we forgetting that food distribution use to happen on the promenade and the upper park? No one complained then and that was a huge issue for the businesses. Seems like now that it is bothering those outside of the promenade plus the promenade is losing money everyone cares. The issue should have been handled years ago.

Jack writes:

To the citizens of Venice & Santa Monica, you get the environment you voted for. Want better ? Then vote your representatives out !

donthaveone writes:

The promenade should be filled with people shopping and eating but it's a ghost town! So sad how they have ruined our Santa Monica!

SurfLawyer writes:

I've been reading the Observer for years. I've come to like these daily crime videos. The other items I can see in many sites, but this is great.