The media exists to relentlessly non-stop defend evil. Saying that there’s nothing too evil for the media to defend misses the point. Like the rest of the Left, the media is specifically drawn to defending evil. Inverting good and evil is what animates its deepest passions. That is at the heart of what the Left’s revolutionary mission is.
And this is just another day in the left of the media’s crusade for inverting reality in defense of evil.
Ex-San Francisco fire commissioner who said homeless man beat him is accused of initiating altercation with bear spray – NBC News
Former San Francisco city official attacked homeless person with bear spray minutes prior to metal pipe attack, public defender says – CNN
Ex-San Fran fire chief faces charges for using pepper spray on man who attacked him with metal pipe – Daily Mail
Who is the “homeless man” in question? As usual, it falls to the Marina Times to tell the truth.
When images of a transient trio allegedly involved in the brutal, near-fatal beating of former fire commissioner Don Carmignani began circulating on social media, I immediately recognized them. For over two decades I’ve had a presence in the area, from the Marina Times office on Chestnut Street to house sitting for friends. Last year, after putting my car in a garage on Magnolia Street, a man came running at me with a long stick screaming, “I’ll kill you, bitch!” Clearly high on drugs, I recognized Nathaniel Roye, a transient who has camped on Magnolia off and on for several years. I managed to shut and lock the door just in time, breathing a sigh of relief as the shadow of Roye’s feet paced back and forth outside the garage.
Marina residents have complained on the Nextdoor app as well as to Northern Station police and District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani about Roye and Buck, and a new man who joined their encampment named Garret Doty. The three are belligerent to neighbors and visitors, block sidewalks with their tents, urinate and defecate on the streets, and use drugs to the point of passing out midday; they can often be found sprawled in a pile of trash by the Shell gas station on Lombard and Laguna Streets, or by the Walgreens on Divisadero and Lombard Streets. Multiple residents have witnessed both Doty and Roye “sharpening weapons” — such as the stick Roye came at me with — at both locations.
As if their behavior isn’t despicable enough, Roye and Buck not only use drugs in front of Marina Middle School, but Buck has performed oral sex on Roye near a preschool as children walked by. Another woman wrote that Roye “exposed his genitals while chasing her.”
A North Carolina resident, Roye, 26, has a criminal record dating back to his 2019 arrival in San Francisco that includes possession of drugs and paraphernalia, vandalism, threats of violence, exhibiting a deadly weapon, and assault with a deadly weapon…
Garret Allen Doty, 24, is a resident of Louisiana, where, in 2018 at age 20, he was arrested for strangling his girlfriend during a domestic battery. Doty didn’t have a record in the city — until the night of April 5, 2023…
After yet another morning with Doty, Buck and Roye outside the entryway of her house on Magnolia Street, Joan Carmignani joined her son, Don, on a 911 call to report the encampment, stating that Joan didn’t feel safe leaving her home after past encounters, including threats of violence toward her family. Neither the San Francisco Police Department nor homeless services responded, despite the Carmignanis reporting the trio had been openly consuming drugs and exhibiting “extremely aggressive behavior to passersby.”
Later that evening, Don returned to his mother’s home and asked the trio to leave, at which point he says Doty and Roye approached him “in a threatening manner.” Video shows Carmignani pulling out what appears to be a can of mace and point it in Doty’s direction as Doty backs away.
A subsequent video captures Doty calmly rooting through a recycling bin, where he finds two metal pipes and methodically puts them together, taking practice swings in the air. He returns to Carmignani and begins beating him about the head and face. As Carmignani retreats, Doty continues bashing him, chasing him all the way to the Shell Station, where witnesses reported seeing Carmignani staggering, covered in blood. He was rushed to the hospital with a broken jaw, lacerations requiring 50 stitches, and a piece of his skull was removed to relieve swelling on the brain. Police arrested Doty, and District Attorney Brooke Jenkins charged him with assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with serious bodily injury, and assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury…
Three days after the attack, video emerged of Buck in front of the gas station screaming at Roye about wanting crystal meth and putting him on “dick payment.” On April 11 — not even one full week after the attack — neighbors report that Roye “threw rocks at multiple mothers with children in strollers.” Apparently, he has a thing about strollers: on April 27, according to several residents, Roye was arrested for once again throwing rocks at a mother with a child in a stroller but had “already been released and was back in the Marina.”
Understand, this is what the media, what the Left and the party it has overtaken, the Democrats, support and want to see happen everywhere (except in their own gated communities and doorman-gated buildings).
The media has been attacking Carmignani, but this goes well beyond one victim. It’s the state of terror inflicted by numerous ‘Royes’ who populate major cities and who represent the real face of the “homeless crisis”.
Democrats and their activist class created and perpetuated this crisis for financial gain (lefty nonprofits have picked up tens, if not hundreds, of millions ‘solving’ the homeless problem) and political power.
The crisis requires a constant state of terror. Anyone resisting it is swiftly demonized. This is the same leftist playbook that has been playing out on any cause, from BLM to transgender child grooming to the homeless crisis.
It’s all the same worn agenda and the same tactics that are over a century old. And they depend on waging terror on normal people with the aim of breaking their will.
The terror isn’t always strictly necessary, but the more violent and ugly a group is, the more the Left is drawn to them.
Evil isn’t nearly as fun as an abstraction. The Left needs to inflict actual pain.
“Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but MORE merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain. The old civilizations claimed that they
were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred.”
George Orwell – 1984