A Denver business owner is being fined by the City of Denver for refusing to clean up feces from the homeless people who defecate on a daily basis in front of his business. It has now at a point where the business owner is being taken to court.
Jawaid Bazyar is the CEO of an internet service provider in Colorado. When he talks about the city it sounds like many describe San Francisco. He said the city has turned into a "bathroom stall" with crime, feces and used syringes all over the place.
“The wall is a bathroom stall. They lean up against it and let it rip,” Bazyar said to FOX31 KDVR. “In downtown Denver, that’s nonstop now, just piles of poop.”
“There’s food, trash, drug deals,” Bazyar told CBS Denver. “In the alley, we get the defecation, drug needles.”
Tamara Chapman, a woman who works for the same company, said that she has been chased by violent criminals in the area before.
“I’ve been chased with a 2-by-4, a knife, a pipe,” Chapman said. “A man bashed in my windshield with a rock.”
The @CityofDenver is telling a business owner that he has to clean up the feces, needles and garbage that people are leaving outside of his business. He tells @CBS4Dom & I that the city should take care of it because it's a public health issue - @CBSDenver 10pm. #Denver pic.twitter.com/5uBHjyT1i2
— Mark Neitro (@CBS4Mark) November 9, 2019
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Bazyar says that he has had to repeatedly call law enforcement, sometimes up to several times a day, to get some of these people off of his business property and now he is refusing to continue cleaning up their mess, citing the obvious safety concerns that come with bio-hazardous material.
“Because it’s a bio-hazard. It could be infectious. I didn’t hire these people to clean poop off the ground. I can’t, as an employer, just say, ‘Go and clean up the feces’,” Bazyar said. “I’m not the one doing this, and they won’t do anything about the people committing the crimes, but I’m the one who’s easy to find and easy to punish.”
Bazyar says that the police rarely respond to calls and a spokesperson for the Denver Public Health Department had issued multiple warnings to Bazyar before they started fining him.
Bazyar told CBS Denver that he is going to take the City of Denver to court over the situation, saying, “”If the city’s not going to enforce laws against trespassing, or camping, or public defecation and just make me bare the cost of these problems that’s just not right.”
“I don’t even know what I’m supposed to do,” Bazyar told KDVR. “The government’s primary job is public safety. I think it’s a lot of politicians don’t want to be seen as anti-homeless or heartless.”
This is completely insane. It's true. How can you just send out employees to clean up feces? He's very rational about it. It's just an incredibly bad situation that his city isn't addressing.
Denver has lessened certain penalties to protect illegal aliens from being deported.
Per The Washington Post:
Tens of thousands of legal residents have been deported for relatively minor offenses in recent decades. But under previous administrations, immigration authorities have often let low-level offenders off the hook. Now, under Trump, immigrants feel the threat of deportation more than ever, advocates say, whether they are residing here legally or not.
The proposal passed Denver’s city council Monday night. In making the change, Denver is sending a clear message to the federal government that it will not “bend to a broken immigration system,” said the city’s mayor, Michael Hancock, who proposed the sentencing revisions. They will help “keep families together by ensuring low level offenses, like park curfew, are not a deportation tool,” he said.
What is this business owner supposed to do? Hang around at his business at all times to make sure there's not more feces in front of it? What an impossible situation.