Jun 162014
 
PPD Writes Homeless Man $400 Ticket for Open Container

The Pensacola Police Department has a penchant for picking on the less fortunate. Whether it’s blanket stealing or good ole fashioned tarp slashing, both the city and the county police forces like to do a little harassment from time to time. Last Friday was no exception. On June 13th after the weekly Food Not Bombs food sharing, two officers approached a homeless man named Kevin who was sitting on a park bench drinking a beer. [...]

May 132014
 
M.K. Lords interviews Mike Kimberl of Sean's Outpost

In this interview, Mike Kimberl and I discuss decentralized solutions to problems like natural disasters. Pensacola suffered massive flooding when a storm hit unexpectedly two weeks ago with roads washing out, several homeless camps flooding, and even the county jail exploding from an unrelated gas leak. It was a truly tragic situation, but Sean’s Outpost was on the scene immediately helping people while FEMA took a week to declare it an emergency area and respond [...]

Apr 232014
 
Citations Against Sean's Outpost Dismissed But the Struggle Continues

When you fight for something your local government is trying to hide, you’re going to make some enemies. Sean’s Outpost purchased the property known as Satoshi Forest with the expectation that they would receive some backlash from not only the City of Pensacola and Escambia County, but also from residents in the Mayfair community where it is situated. The plans for Satoshi Forest were simple but controversial; turn the property into a campground where the [...]

Mar 212014
 
Most Recent Inspection Proves Sean's Outpost NOT In Violation of Codes

This week has been an interesting one for Sean’s Outpost. We celebrated our one year anniversary while at the same time learning that the Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted to petition for an injunction against Satoshi Forest that would force us to remove tents and other structures. The injunction was approved, but they will wait until the meeting with the magistrate on Tuesday before they issue it. Basically, the county wants to force homeless [...]

Mar 192014
 
Update on Sean's Outpost News--County Commissioners Caught Threatening Termination

I followed up with Mike Kimberl of Sean’s Outpost about the threat of an injunction from Escambia County Commissioners. He sat down to discuss the little he knows about the situation and elaborated on other events regarding the City of Pensacola’s role in curbing homelessness. Hint: it’s about what you would expect from a city trying to save face after being nationally known as the place who steals blankets from the homeless. Also, we found [...]