Hear protesters describe the Thursday night bust.]
Sometimes you are at the right place at the right time. As I got off the bus downtown I saw that John Martin had not been ousted by the police during the night, despite the notice posted at his 'camp' in front of City Hall. [I just posted about this in the last post.] As I said good morning to John, he told me to wait a second and there'd be some good video.
Shortly Mayor Dan Sullivan came out of the Kaladi Brothers across the street with two cups of coffee. He gave one to John and they chatted a few minutes about homeless policy. John had told me beforehand that he was lobbying for a homeless camp at 3rd and Gambell.
In the video, it's hard to hear John, though the mayor is a audible. It's hard with the traffic noise. Although I've opposed the mayor's policies on occasion, this was not done for the cameras. I just happened to show up after he told John he'd get him a cup of coffee.
Meanwhile, the Redistricting Board meeting was postponed an hour so I had time to work on this. But I've gotta get back there.