This is not exactly like the BID Patrol. They don’t carry rifles, for one thing.
We’ve been writing a lot recently on what strongly appears to be an anti-Latino attitude on the part of the two business improvement districts controlled by Kerry Morrison. The first indication of this was their
freakout over the too-dark skin color of local nightclub patrons
. After that it turned out that they think that official acknowledgement of Peruvian culture in Hollywood
would be “amazingly inappropriate.”
Also, both BIDs design their public art contests in such a way that the chance of a Latino artist being selected is significantly lowered, with both the
Hollywood Property Owners Alliance
Central Hollywood Coalition
being guilty of this.
So against that background it wasn’t all too surprising to read
this 2015 complaint to Kerry Morrison from an anonymous person:
Continue reading BID Patrol Allegedly Uses the Word “Wetback,” Offending Everybody Except Possibly Anti-Peruvian Director Carol Massie and Graffiti-Art-Haters on Staff and Board
If you have a problem, like being possessed of an evil spirit, this guy will pray for you. Now you have two problems.
After tonight’s Sunset Vine BID Board Meeting Steve Seyler, Joe Salazar, and the angry guy pictured in
, who is obviously a close personal friend if not a relative of Seyler’s, blocked the front door of HPOA headquarters so that
would have had to walk through them to leave. It wasn’t completely obvious that they were waiting there to hassle him, but pacifism
is everyone’s motto around here, so he asked Devin Strecker if he could go out the back door and the ever-courtly Strecker walked back there with him and let him out.
More or less proving that he, Seyler, and Salazar had in fact been laying in wait for our correspondent, the guy pictured here ran out after him and accosted him in the parking lot. Our correspondent asked him “do I know you?”
Mr. 5150 said “no.” He proceeded to accuse our correspondent of being possessed of an evil spirit (this is literally what he said). It took too long to turn on the camera, so all we captured was this clip of him following way too closely, asking “how did you let it in?” and then repeating “it’s true” over and over again. When our correspondent turned away the angry guy yelled “I’ll be praying for you!” So that happened.
Continue reading MK.org Correspondent Followed Out of BID Board Meeting By Crazed Associate of Steve Seyler, Accused of Being “Possessed of an Evil Spirit,” Told He Will Be Prayed For, Jury Still Out on Whether the Law-and-Order Loving Kerry Morrison Tacitly Approves of Menacing Tactics