Written on November 29, 2014, by a neighbor at Venice Blvd. and the Canals:
A transient broke into my home this morning. She climbed a wall onto my property and came in through the front door. My pregnant wife woke me up and I scared her out of the house where she was arrested by LAPD in the parking lot behind my house (while five other transients looked on passively). We were lucky that we are safe and our home was unharmed.
Councilman Bonin: I would love to sit down with you, in my home or your office or around Venice, and understand what the plan is moving forward. Nearly five years ago you sat in my kitchen making promises with Councilman Rosendahl and nothing has changed—in fact, things have gotten worse. This neighborhood will no longer sit idly by while mentally disturbed and drug-addicted transients run amok in our homes and lives.
My years of fear of something like this happening to me and my family have now become reality. I cannot help but think that the system in place (by you and others) plays a part. The norm of turning the other cheek to incidents like this has to stop. You are putting peoples’ lives in danger.