In California, living with medieval diseases, criminally insane homeless, and rat-infested filth is apparently just normal existence.
They’re so progressive, little things like being hauled out of your car and doused with a bucket of diarrhea in the street is just another fact of life and a ‘problem’ that needs ‘treatment,’ not incarceration.
Well, that’s according to one victim.
Heidi Van Tassel was parked in Hollywood after having a pleasant evening out with friends at an authentic Thai restaurant. Suddenly a man randomly pulled her out of the car, dragged her out to the middle of the street, and dumped a bucket of feces on her head, Van Tassel said and public records confirm.
“It was diarrhea. Hot liquid. I was soaked, and it was coming off my eyelashes and into my eyes,” Van Tassel said. “Paramedics who came to treat me said there was so much of it on me, that it looked like the man was saving it up for a month.”
Van Tassel was rushed to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital after the grotesque attack, where she was tested for infectious diseases caused by contact with feces. She’ll need to be retested every three months.
“It was all inside my car because it was so much. He just kept pouring it and splattering it all over me,” she said.
She said the Los Angeles Police Department told her they’d investigate the crime, but her phone calls to the department went unanswered.
Van Tassel said the police also promised to have their victims’ advocate reach out to her to offer services. She said she never got a call.
“It’s so traumatic. The PTSD that I’m dealing with is beyond anything that I’ve ever felt,” Van Tassel said. “There needs to be some kind of help for the victims of these crimes.”
The man who attacked her, identified in court records as Jere Blessings, was charged with battery and taken to jail. Blessings was described as a transient with “schizophrenia and psychotic disorders,” records show.
“He doesn’t need jail time. He needs mental health care,” Van Tassel said. “I have empathy for him. Because he needs help.”
Jere Blessings got help, but only for two months. He was sent by a judge to a residential facility for people with mental health issues, and released in August.
Security footage from businesses nearby captured the attack, and bodycam captured the aftermath as officers responded, but the LAPD and businesses would not release the footage, even when Van Tassel asked to see it.
“It was awful,” Van Tassel said through tears. “And it changed my life.”
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said Blessings is now back in the community, which worries Van Tassel.
“I will never, ever, forget his face,” Van Tassel said. “What’s the next thing he’s going to do somebody? If he would’ve had a knife, for sure he would’ve stabbed me.”
Okay… so she’s experiencing “post-traumatic stress syndrome” and the attack has “changed her life,” but she STILL argues that the man shouldn’t be locked up?
This is the sort of insanity that produces the h*llholes that are democrats controlled cities. This man ‘may’ need treatment… but that treatment should involve his removal from society.
See, here’s where our ‘progressive compassion’ has dumped us… no longer is it appropriate to suggest that freaks and weirdos are removed from society.
This man CANNOT function with law abiding citizens. His crimes indicate that clearly. So why would anyone suggest that he shouldn’t be punished accordingly and society protected from him?
You know why.
It’s no longer allowed (otherwise the social media Stasi will attack) to show your disgust at people who can’t function in a normal society.
It boils down to this: either you want to live in a place where it’s safe to live your life, walk the streets, go to work, etc… or you want to live where you might be doused with human diarrhea by a mad man. You can’t have both.
Doused with diarrhea… punched in the head… pushed in front of a moving truck. The @NBCLA I-Team finds that attacks like these committed by mentally ill and drug addicted homeless are skyrocketing in Los Angeles. Here's our report. The video is graphic:https://t.co/qvXcIfuiSn
— Joel Grover (@JoelNBCLA) November 12, 2019