Death threats against politicians, and a community win at Camp Resolution

A Sacramento man was arrested over the weekend for leveling serious threats against three young politicians–all women of color. Thankfully, councilmembers Katie Valenzuela and Mai Vang, as well as District 3 City Council Candidate Karina Talamantes, are all safe today.

But this incident raises serious questions. This man was already on probation. So what took so long for our legal apparatus to respond? He was also clearly–and publicly–suffering from severe mental health issues. So where were the services he needed before he became a threat to these officials?

Before we discuss that, however, we go over the win for the 50+ unhoused folks living in Sacramento’s Camp Resolution. They’d been facing a Nov. 16 eviction, but thanks to community showing up at this week’s city council meeting, they appear to be safe from sweeps for the time being. Special shout to the progressive council members who helped open the platform for commenters on Tuesday.

Speaking of council members, Sean “Baby” Loloee visited Camp Resolution on Wednesday, vowing to come back around 10:30 am Thursday morning to have a chill little chat with the residents.

But before doing that, he accused local journalists of being “guilty of crime,” and claimed that they had “blood on [their] hands.”

So much for the tolerant grocer.

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