Blogger’s Note: Some of the people angry over what Gene James and Others did have filed a lawsuit against the City of San Clemente – citing the absurd decision by the Obama Judge that basically tied one hand behind the backs of municipalities in dealing with homelessness. (The “Judge” ruled that arresting homeless people when there was not adequate shelter space in the municipality was cruel and unusual punishment – thus giving Homeless people the “Right” to camp on or inhabit sidewalks and other public places)
Gene and one of his buddies backed in blowing exhaust in to homeless people’s shelters
I am not going to debate the merits of their case. Rather, I direct your attention to pages 33 and 34 of the lawsuit: (Bold for emphasis as Gene James is identified as one of the people that has engaged in these actions, (and looks to be proven as such by the videos I have in my possession) and said actions are in legal documents filed in a lawsuit under penalty of perjury)
Over several months, the CITY OF SAN CLEMENTE, through its employees and agents, fostered a climate of fear directed at people experiencing homelessness in the city. Homeless individuals were barred from locations where they previously stayed, largely out of sight. They were told by the OCSD, the contract LEO for San Clemente, that they could not be at the train station except limited purposes, could not stay at the beach or a public grassy area where they had stayed, and other similar relocations every time they moved. They were forced into more public spaces where they became the target of residents virulently opposed to the presence of homeless individuals. For example, as part of a concerted campaign to force homeless individuals out of public view and out of the city, several individuals parked their trucks in such a manner as to have the fumes from the exhaust blow in the direction of homeless individuals on public sidewalks, where they have a right to be under Martin v. City of Boise in a municipality that lacks any shelter beds, and where they have a right to be at any time like any other member of the public. These individuals left their trucks running to maximize the toxic impact of the engine exhaust. Others made it a point to transit the sidewalk with wheelchairs, challenging ADA compliance. Some, if not most or all of the individuals are able-bodied as evinced by the fact that these individuals are observed rotating who is being pushed and who is sitting in the wheelchair. Still others scream at the homeless individuals in public spaces while law enforcement does nothing. Since unsheltered persons were forced to move to the camp on Avenida Pico, the community harassment has continued with housed residents throwing firecrackers into the camp, standing outside the fence and shouting at people and similar harassment.
Based on my research – which includes public records, interviewing people that have interacted with Gene James, I am of the opinion that Gene James is a “Malignant Narcissist” (google the description) and may even be a Sociopath. Since I am not a trained Psychologist, I have to rely on my experience in dealing with Alcoholics and Drug Addicts in recovery groups. What I see is that Gene James saw an opportunity to get to the “Cool Kids” table and thus made abusing and harassing the homeless his ticket to getting more narcissistic supply out of people in San Clemente. Narcissists take other people’s issues, make them their own and mimic behavior in order to crash boundaries and serve themselves. It is my opinion that Gene James is doing exactly this.
Once again, as a sober alcoholic, I 100% get that many homeless people are homeless because feeding their addiction is all they care about doing. I also 100% get that many homeless people game the system and abuse the court decision to further their lifestyle. That said, these are still people and deserve better than being abused and assaulted. It is the abuse and the assaults that are the point of my issues against Gene James. Not only is Gene James unrepentant about the assaults – he is celebrating them on his campaign facebook pages.
Click here for court documents, dates and case numbers detailing Gene James 11 Liens, 4 Judgements, Wage Garnishment and a Foreclosure. <<< and the OCGOP endorsed this guy!
Click here to view a video of two homeless victims of Gene James and others blowing exhaust in to their shelter. They clearly describe the pattern of abuse and harassment by Gene James.
Click here to see Gene James in the middle of a celebration where residents of San Clemente are flipping off, waiving goodbye and otherwise mocking the homeless people that were being moved.
If you visit the Right on Daily facebook page – there are several videos featuring Gene James. What a terrible look for the OCGOP. The abusive behavior alone would be a black eye, but the lifetime pattern of judgments and liens is even worse. See even more in an expose from one of Gene’s Exes that is backed up with proof and evidence.
He was extremely racist and bigoted; spewing insults at different ethnic groups consistently, regardless of present company. At a backyard BBQ with a group of Little League players and parents, he made a very derogatory comment about Mexicans. John M. took offense, stating his wife was Mexican and worked at Ralph’s. There was another insult by Gene and an exchange from John. Gene instantly lunged at John, pushed him back in the chair, put his hands around his neck and started to choke him out. It took 3 men to get Gene off John as he was starting to lose consciousness. John didn’t have Gene arrested at the time, fearing that it would make matters worse for Diane.
It is sad that the #1 option is a 20 year old #ANTIFA #OCCUPYICE #TAKEAKNEE Jackson Hinkle. Please vote for Christina Setler as neither Gene James nor the extreme left-wing Jackson Hinkle are the answer (Hinkle in his own words is anti-cop, and supports legalizing prostitution and heroin)
(Please see below for another photo of Gene James’ truck. Note the personalized license plates, and the license plate frame. Image folks, Image.) Note the position of the truck relative to the tarp, suggesting that he was caught in the act of propelling exhaust in to the homeless people’s shelter.