Collins: Kindness Never Looked So Mean in Anaheim

I’m really looking forward to hearing Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quesada this week publicly address the meanness of his officers as they enforce the city council’s misguided and cruel policy of shooing homeless residents from public parks.

Interested residents should consider stopping by this Wednesday for the weekly Los Amigos meeting at the Jagerhaus Restaurant on 2525 East Ball Road in Anaheim at 7:30 a.m. where Quesada has agreed to speak.

I’d like to ask our police chief about the attitudes of police officers at local parks as they take property away from homeless people.

Do officers have to be so mean?

Not exactly what a Good Samaritan should be doing.

Look over this video I recorded recently as one 59-year old homeless woman had her belongings, id, and blankets taken away while she was at a doctor’s appointment.


I’d ask all to please pray for this woman and others affected by Anaheim's mean policies toward the poor.

Consider joining us Wednesday at 7:30am at Los Amigos if you would like to speak to Anaheim's Chief of Police regarding the treatment of the homeless as he is expected to join us at this small but special German Restaurant.

And I do hope kindness will be on his menu.

R. Joshua Collins is a Christian homeless activist who lives on Anaheim's streets and has spent the last year chronicling the city's treatment of homeless living at city parks. He maintains a Facebook page, Homeless Advocates for Christ.