Last Sunday, a very small and very peaceful protest group gathered on the sidewalk about 50 feet from the tent owned by NVHRC for their “needle giveaway” program. This was in a public place called Windchime Park. The NVHRC are suspected sources of the dirty needles that have been showing up around Chico in parks and transient camping sites.
The objective of this little band of protesters was to offer an alternative message to the addicts showing up for the free drug kits. This message came in the form of a flier, telling where people with a drug problem could go to get help. I know… shocking, right?
The NVHRC doesn’t do this, they just give out drug needles and other stuff to make it easier to do drugs. So, this group wanted to do something more positive.
They were not there to disrupt the needle program. Their whole purpose was to provide information to those arriving to get their free kit, containing syringes, rubber tie offs and NARCAN in case of an overdose.
The pro-rehab folks had just arrived and had not yet begun to pass out fliers, they were just chatting among themselves. Someone in this group mentioned what a dangerous place Chico had become with all the shootings, stabbings thefts, etc. Then one of the ladies produced a little hand-held taser and said with a wry smile, that’s why I carry this.. Two other ladies chuckled and they carried pepper spray and a taser. They group thought this coincidence was sort of funny, but also quite telling of just how much Chico had changed!
Now you might have though this was a non-event, but when progressives are around you never know how they might interpret things.
Now let me make this really clear, the ladies didn’t threaten anyone, didn’t brandish their defensive items, it was just a light hearted moment. They were just talking amongst themselves. However, that’s all it took.
Hours later some wackos took it to an internet chat room. The exaggerations that followed were absurdly overblown. They were angry and almost hysterical about the ladies threatening them with weapons! Anywho… the story of the weapon toting ladies grew and grew as fast as it was repeated. It spread among activists in Chico like a wild fire. Even one of the filthy four, a council person, got into the act, calling for an investigation!
However, The ladies had their own video evidence and it shows that what was being alleged never happened. It was a complete fabrication to discredit them. Imagine that, liberals lying to injure a political enemy? How unusual!
A few helpful facts now to put this story into perspective: The police were called to the scene, but only after a [supporter of the needle program] tackled a man filming them and tried to take his cell phone. The victim was actually attacked twice before police arrived, but he declined to press charges. That was about as violent as it got and nothing was said about the taser or the pepper spray. This was legal to own and it was not used to threaten anyone.
I’ve been told now that some of the libs in favor of the free needle program have created a Go Fund Me page to raise a defense fund. They have already collected over $5000, but I’m not exactly sure why? I am thinking it must have something to do with the lies told on the net about the protest ladies, but who knows?