LEVY: Lawlessness follows druggies into downtown neighbourhoods

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/levy-crime-and-lawlessness-follow-druggies-into-downtown-neighbourhoods

She was screaming obscenities at two security officers from Ryerson University when I happened upon her outside The Works — the Toronto Public Health (TPH) safe-injection site on Victoria St.

While she repeatedly shouted “F— this and  f—that ” and traded insults about who was the bigger whore with another client of The Works, a tour group of young students from Mexico walked by.

They must have thought they’d landed in the slums, not in one of the most high-traffic tourist areas of what was once Toronto the Good.

I followed her along Dundas St. West as she banged on the glass of Jack Astor’s, a restaurant situated across from Yonge-Dundas Square. When she returned to the same spot 15 minutes later — smelling of urine — I learned from one of the security officers that she is a “regular” client of the safe-injection site, in addition to being mentally unstable, and was having a bad day.

 

Mark Garner, executive director of the Downtown Yonge BIA, said now that the better weather has arrived, there’s an increased number of people on the streets with “violent and abusive behaviour” like that exhibited by the woman I encountered.

“It’s common behaviour we’re seeing in the area,” he said.

He added that there’s regular encampments on Victoria St. The three security guards on duty from Ryerson kept nudging students and tourists from sitting on a concrete ledge while a skinny tattooed druggie stood guard watching his lean-to, which was firmly parked on the sidewalk in front of the ledge.

The guards told us they aren’t permitted to touch the encampment.

“We call that the social reality right now,” says Garner, who’s been advocating since January for the various city service providers, particularly TPH, to deal with the fallout from the safe injection site.

I took a tour last Wednesday afternoon with photographer Jack Boland of some of the areas where trendy safe-injection sites, a plethora of shelter facilities and highly-problematic Toronto Community Housing buildings have turned some downtown neighbourhoods into hotspots of crime, violence and general lawlessness.

I know. Mayor John Tory and Chief Mark Saunders continue to claim that Toronto is safe — while the gun violence escalates and residents tell me they’re feeling more and more vulnerable to walk in certain neighbourhoods after dark.

A Grade 3 teacher from St. Michael’s Choir School — just around the corner from the Victoria St. site — told me this past year the school was forced to double the fence and put a black tarp on the school yard perimeter to keep the druggies from loitering on school property.

The teacher also said he’s also witnessed druggies “screaming and harassing people” while the security guards looked on with indifference.

Garner agrees that despite efforts by the mayor earlier this year to clean up the area, they are still “challenged,” and nothing much has changed now they’re in the peak of the tourist season.

He feels the sense of urgency is “not there” from anyone — most especially TPH — to “own” the problem.

“Crack is also back in the Toronto environment and that further escalates issues related to behaviour,” he adds.

The inappropriate behaviour has gotten so out of control along the area of Sherbourne St.,  between Dundas and Queen Sts., residents of leafy  Seaton St. say they’re afraid to venture out at night.

They blame the plethora of agencies that have set up shop in the neighbourhood with no thought to the fallout, coupled with another safe-injection site at Moss Park.

Although as of last week, the Moss Park trailer shut shop and the services moved around the corner to 134 Sherbourne St., I’m willing to bet the druggies will still be occupying the public park and the police will be expected to adopt a hands-off attitude (courtesy of an edict from City Hall).

As six Seaton St. residents accompanied me along Dundas St. — towards Sherbourne — we literally had to step over at least a half a dozen drugged out people lying on the sidewalk outside of All Saints Anglican Church.

On Sherbourne, north of Dundas and outside the Dan Harrison TCHC complex, loud music was blaring and a group of people (seemingly drugged up) were partying at 3 p.m.

Boland was accosted at least three times by screaming druggies and people begging for money while walking down Sherbourne St.

Seaton St. resident John Dimon said they’ve had to deal with needles, condoms, beggars and an increase in violence in the last year.

“Every summer seems to get worse,” he said. “At night, everybody is risking their lives walking on this street … Any tourist who comes five minutes away from Yonge St. could face a problem.”

Fellow Seaton St. resident Carolyn Taylor came down to community services committee in mid-June to plead with councillors  to do something. They made promises and talked a good game but nothing’s changed since the meeting, she says.

“Everything is always being talked about,” she added. “The police drive by or bicycle by and have no eye contact … It’s really disappointing.”

Ann Dimon said she’s lived in the area for over 40 years and no longer feels comfortable walking the streets.

“I walk around with my fists clenched and always looking over my shoulder… I shouldn’t have to live like that in my neighbourhood,” she said.

Down at Moss Park, while a drugged out young man screamed at no one in particular, Scott (who didn’t want his last name used) said a “tsunami of dope addicts” have taken over the ‘hood — with four or five safe-injection sites within walking distance.

“This kind of screaming happens all night and during the day,” he said. “They poop in the alley … There’s crack pipes all over the place, needles all over the place.”

He said it’s next to impossible to rent an apartment in his building (he’s a superintendent) because of what’s happening.

“This neighbourhood has become a catastrophe,” he said. “There’s dope addicts everywhere.”

Vahid Ghadghoni — whose Persian Rug Gallery is right across from Moss Park — says for five months his business has been down 70%.

“They keep coming in and bothering the customer,” he said. “They’re violent, selling drugs, prostitution, you name it … doesn’t matter what time of day.”

 

More on Nathan Larson, terrifying Neo-Nazi, admitted pedophile “incel” running for Congress, who advocates for “killing Asian men,” and taking of “Vietnamese rape-slaves”

 

 

he is indeed married to a Filipino woman, and has a biracial daughter.

 

One of probably hundreds of thousands of cases that have been going on for decades, while people mistook the “fetishization” of Asian women as a sign of progress, when it was the exact opposite; and now the children of said couples are coming of age.

The Huffington Post article where he admits that he’s a pedophile.

 

 

The terrifying reality of the racist fetishization of Asian women is that it derives from proximity to blackness, and derives from the white male entitlement towards “traditional,” family oriented,” non-feminist, conservative, clean women that will not challenge his views on white supremacy and “conservative” family-values  – like a white woman will.

Asian women are “cute,” clean, smart, intelligent, family oriented, educated, light skinned, calm, stable, peaceful, and civilized alternatives to White feminists, who white men fear lust after black men.

Meaning that when White men began to feel the pressure of the equalization of blackness, and white women began to see black men as potential partners – only then, did Asian women become more “enticing” for white men seeking masculinity by proxy, in a desperate attempt to feel a degree of sexual relevancy and power, and mostly control.

E.g., when the threat of black masculinity began to encroach on white maleness – Asian women became a suitable way to feel “more powerful” and “restore” a traditional, functioning society.

The problem is that people like Nathan don’t view the Asian woman as anything other than an accessory towards his masculinity, and will remain antagonistic towards blacks, Jews, Muslims, and yes, Asians – especially Asian men – and especially large numbers of Asians. Hence we find many “anti-immigrants” with Asian wives, because the male desire for sex and validation, overwhelms his ability to properly live by his white-supremacist goals, and so to compensate for his cognitive dissonance (as well as his unhappiness with his low-status wife), he will become even more aggressive and potentially violent – in order to justify his marriage, and to channel his anger at his Asian wife – onto Asians.

This is probably compounded by a sexless or dead bedroom with a wife that becomes more and more depressed with her situation, realizing in time that she is merely the object of a “fetish” from a man who was rejected by white women – and this causes men like Nathan to become even more aggressively white supremacist. Given that Asian women, like others, are NOT sex-toys, and marry primarily for social benefits, the white man can oftentimes be even more disappointed with her lack of attraction to him – causing him to lash out, and become even more hostile towards other couples (especially Asian male / white female couples, that are more sexually compatible).

https://halfasian.org/2018/07/07/more-on-nathan-larson-neo-nazi-admitted-pedophile-running-for-congress-who-advocates-for-killing-asian-men/

 https://halfasian.org/2018/07/08/incels-produce-yet-another-racist-image-based-on-taking-back-power-against-white-mudsharks-with-the-help-of-family-oriented-asian-women/

Feminist Apparel CEO Fires Entire Staff After They Learn He’s An Admitted Sexual Abuser

another day another male feminist is exposed as a sexual abuser of women.

 

 

The employees of the popular clothing company Feminist Apparel thought they were creating tools for the resistance. The online store’s viral shirts and accessories — which feature sayings like “Cats against catcalls” and “Trans rights are human rights” — became staples at events like the Women’s March and Pride. The brand amassed over 360k followers on Instagram and Facebook and was behind viral moments like the “No Catcall Zone” signs that took over NYC. Plus every item sold helped support an independent artist, and in many cases, a partnering organization that would receive part of the proceeds.

It all came to a grinding halt in June of 2018 when Feminist Apparel staff discovered that the brand’s founder and CEO Alan Martofel had an admitted history of sexually abusing women. In fact, he claims it’s the reason why he started the company in the first place. After asking for his resignation, all nine employees were fired without notice or severance. (Only Martfel and an outside consultant remained.)
“This is the patriarchy and toxic masculinity at its fucking finest,” says Rebecca Green, the company’s now-former art director. “I feel righteous and angry. I feel supported by my coworkers and friends. I also feel tired. I feel incredibly sorry knowing that there are survivors in this office who were led to believe that their contributions to this company were directly going to creating a safe space and platform for survivors, feminists, and marginalized identities. As an artist myself creating work based on my own experiences with the patriarchy, toxic masculinity, and harassment for this company — and by extension this man — I feel used and willfully mislead.”
Facebook post accusing Martofel of rape. The employees investigated and found a Facebook post that Martofel wrote in 2013 that describes his own sexual abuse of women, how he came to learn about rape culture, and that he was starting a company called Feminist Apparel as his “humble attempt” to “solve it.”
“We’ve all either faced this firsthand, seen it, heard a firsthand account of it, or are guilty of it ourselves,” Martofel wrote in the the post. “I’m someone who’s guilty of it. I’ve grinded up on women on buses and at concerts without their consent. I’ve made out with ‘the drunk chick’ at a party because it was easier. I’ve put a woman’s hand on my dick while she was sleeping.”
The long post — filled with statistics and a PSA that the majority of rapists are people you know and trust — concludes with the announcement of the new company and an ask to help him spread the word about it.
This was a far cry from the origin story that the team had been told. In interviews, Martofel said he came up with the idea for Feminist Apparel in college while brainstorming for a documentary he was making about sexual assault. A glowing 2014 piece in Forbes rehashes this discovery: “I learned what feminism is and preaches, and I thought it was incredible. I began working on a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses at my alma mater, and while I was brainstorming ways to raise funds to better carry out that project, I came up with the idea for Feminist Apparel.”
“This was a place that claimed to be ethical and feminist,” says Ryker Fry, the company’s now-former office and HR manager, told Refinery29. “It was so hard to hear that Alan had done those things and hidden them from us, because that meant that we had been working for an abuser who was taking money from abuse victims.” The day after the June 21 post, members of the Feminist Apparel team confronted Martofel.
“As a group of people dedicated to activism and social justice there was only one thing to do: take action,” the now-former employees wrote in a joint statement released publicly to get word out about the story. “[We] decided the only thing to do was to demand Alan step down as CEO of the company, separate himself, and issue a public apology to our customers, creative partners, and the larger community of intersectional feminists and social justice advocates that he exploited along the way.”
According to employees, Martofel immediately admitted to the allegations. He said he’d step down because he was now “a liability to the company” and left the office soon after. The employees went back to work, but things soon took a turn for the worse.
While placing a routine order for blank shirts that same day after Martofel’s departure, a production team member found that the company card was declined. Some employees told Refinery29 that they then decided to close the site to new orders until everything was sorted out. Four days after Martofel resigned, he messaged the entire team on Slack to tell employees not to come to work for the week, and that he’d fulfill the outstanding orders through a third party, and update everyone on Friday.
On Saturday, employees noticed their company email accounts had been closed, but the Feminist Apparel website was live and receiving orders. The employees reached out to Martofel several times, but all of their messages went ignored. Shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday morning, they were all fired via individual emails to their personal accounts.
“The way he’s handled this whole situation has been less of a surprise and more of a shock to the system,” says Kerri Grogan, a now-former graphic designer and communications associate at Feminist Apparel. “Not just lying to us about stepping down and then firing us, but the silence. The fact that he could stay silent — aside from one two-sentence Slack message — for almost two whole weeks, about our jobs and livelihoods being at stake? That was really shocking and very telling.”
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New Abortion Clinic Opens Up Next Door to Children’s Daycare Facility

 

http://www.lifenews.com/2018/07/09/new-abortion-clinic-opens-up-next-door-to-childrens-daycare-facility/

A new abortion clinic opened next door to a children’s day care facility Monday in Columbus, Ohio, sparking outrage in the neighborhood.

The new abortion business, Your Choices Healthcare on Karl Road, is operated by the same group that ran Founders Women’s Health Center, an abortion facility on Broad Street, WOSU Radio News reports.

Founders closed at the end of June for unknown reasons after 45 years in business. It aborted unborn babies up to 17 weeks of pregnancy.

The new abortion facility will abort unborn babies up to 10 weeks for a price of $525 or more.

One of its volunteers told the local news that the facility is newer and more updated and provides a “great opportunity” for the abortion business.

Mark Harrington, president of Created Equal, had a very different opinion about the situation.

“Like cockroaches being exposed to light, abortionists seek to do their dirty work in the dark where no one notices,” Harrington said. “This community is raising up to fight back against this abortion-killing center. By moving right next to a day care, abortionists demonstrate they have no regard for common decency, or human life, and need kept out of this respectable neighborhood.”

Harrington said quite a few people in the neighborhood are upset about the new abortion facility, especially its location next to StarZone daycare. His pro-life group held a protest Monday outside the facility.

“I mean [their reactions were] mixed, but we got plenty of people who are really upset, some of them out here today,” Harrington told the local news. “The idea is just to raise awareness in the community and let people know that this moved in.”

Like many abortion businesses, Founders had a sordid past.

One of its former abortionists, Tom Michaelis, was indicted on federal child pornography charges while working there, according to the pro-life group. A 2014 report by CBS 11 WTOL indicated Michaelis also pleaded guilty to sexual crimes involving his teenage daughter’s friends. His medical license was revoked in 2014. At one time, he also worked for Capital Care Network, another abortion facility in Ohio, according to the report.

Other problems cited by Created Equal include:

– Tax liens – “Founders Women’s Health Center” owes over one million dollars in taxes to the City of Columbus, State of Ohio, and the IRS.

– A revoked hospital agreement – Grant Hospital revoked their transfer agreement with the abortion clinic.

– An uninsured abortionist – Main abortionist has no medical malpractice insurance.

– Overdue fines – Owes the Ohio Department of Health $40,000 in fines.

– Injures women – One abortionist perforated the uterus of mother with a non-uterine pregnancy leaving her sterile.

In 2017, the State Medical Board of Ohio suspended the license of another one of its former abortionists, David Burkons. A state investigation found Burkons was signing blank prescriptions, leaving them with his staff, and failing to record the prescriptions in patient documents at another abortion facility, the Northeast Ohio Women’s Center in Cuyahoga Falls.