Steller column: “Intimidation tactics by Tucson man spreading child sex-trafficking claims go unchecked”

Lewis ArthurTim Steller writing at the Arizona Star: ‘Over the years, many volunteers and homeless people have credited the Veterans on Patrol camp, at East 20th Street and South Jacobus Avenue, with doing good work and helping people, some of them homeless veterans, out of homelessness. City Councilman Richard Fimbres, who represented the area, credited the group with “helping the fringe veteran population that doesn’t trust the government.”

‘But the good work has often come with intimidation and an us-against-them mentality…

‘It raised alarms in nearby Armory Park neighborhood when the Veterans on Patrol group circulated a flyer this spring, one that has reappeared in recent weeks, saying that it planned to create neighborhood watch teams and also use a drone to monitor incidents in the neighborhood. Relations are testy enough that representatives of the neighborhood association where the camp is located are listed at the camp as banned from visiting.’

The full article is here: https://tucson.com/news/local/steller-column-intimidation-tactics-by-tucson-man-spreading-child-sex/article_587b5794-c48c-5b70-9713-1c9966b8a514.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

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