The homeless camps in Lake Elsinore are completely lawless. There is no police supervision. You could kidnap a child and rape it for weeks on end. You could abduct people and cut them in a thousand pieces. You can pimp out prostitutes. You can sell and do drugs. You can possess, buy or sell weapons. You can shoot meth in your veins and when you are so high you don't even know what planet you're on, build a campfire in a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone. EVERYTHING is possible. Our council members DO NOT SEE THE PROBLEM.
You would think it's a no-brainer that something will happen in these conditions, right? Not for our council members. Maybe, just maybe, they don't give a shit. Right? Don't give a shit! How else can one explaine their tolerance towards total lawlessness in parts of Lake Elsinore?
A homeless man was beaten to death with a rock in 2012 and this year, in August 2016, three people were shot dead, two of them were homeless. The murder is directly related to drug sale and use at the homeless camp between Lakeshore Drive and the La Laguna boat launch.
One would think this would have sparked some form of cerebral activity in the brains of our council members, right? WRONG!!! Pissing money up the wall on useless things and kissing the city manager's butt is way more important than security, health issues, home values, cleanness, tidyness, code enforcement (except for "easy targets"),... the list goes on. Oh, and of course, the city looks a lot cleaner during the weeks before the elections. It's an indirect way our sly council members use your tax money on their campaign.
The capacity of their shopaholic brain is consumed with spending money on useless things. Upgrading a campground is FAR more important, one that is surrounded with lawlessness. Go figure!
Did you know Lake Elsinore has on average 3 police officers (and two motorcyle traffic cops) on duty at anytime? Lake Elsinore has an average of 130 hrs (officers and traffic motorcyclists) police hours a day for a city with 62,000 residents. What does that say about the priorities of our council members? I have been told by most council members that police officers cost too much, roughly $200,000 a year. This is for the complete package that includes their wage, insurance, their car + maintenance + fuel. Why piss $14 million up the wall for improvements to a campground none of the residents will ever use?
Are council members turning a blind eye because most of the homeless camps are "out of view" and it makes them look better if a problem is hidden compared to doing something about it? No matter the consequences? Is it because the victims where homeless and our council members think nobody cares?
What does it take to jumpstart our council members brains? Is it even possible? Can it be done?