I have reported the St. Augustine VAGRANT WATCH group to Facebook and the Southern Poverty Law Center. I've written the group's moderators, with no response, so I wrote them again later in the day:
From: Ed Slavin
Sent: Fri, Nov 2, 2018 11:31 am
Subject: Request No. 2018-462A: VAGRANT WATCH: Facebook hate group's attached misleading spam correspondence sent to Florida School Boards about homelessness and panhandling in St. Augustine, Florida
From: Ed Slavin
Sent: Fri, Nov 2, 2018 6:36 pm
Subject: Re: Request No. 2018-462A: VAGRANT WATCH: Facebook hate group's attached misleading spam correspondence sent to Florida School Boards about homelessness and panhandling in St. Augustine, Florida
A. Please respond to my earlier e-mail.
To the St. Augustine Vagrant Watch Group Moderators:
B. Otherwise, Is it fair to assume from your inculpatory silence that VAGRANT WATCH has NO corporate charter, NO lawyers, NO liability insurance, NO signed photo releases, and WON"T supply any date/time-stamped photos?
C. Whatever possessed VAGRANT WATCH to commit the alleged intentional tortious acts directed against both poor people and local employers and employees on the eve of St. Augustine's biggest tourist season? Is this the equivalent of "leading with your chin" in boxing? See attached document you sent to school boards.
D. What makes you think that the poor people whom you allegedly harass daily don't have camera phones and the telephone numbers for local and federal law enforcement and news media?
E. What possible part(s) of your secular or religious education leads you to do what you do? See your attached letter you sent to school boards. Please list all recipients.
F. Why do you daily misuse the judgmental word "vagrant," when vagrancy laws were found unconstitutional in Papachristou v. City of Jacksonville, 405 U.S. 156 (1972)?
G. How many people have you kicked off your Facebook page for engaging you about Compassion and Respect for the Rule of Law?
I look forward to hearing from each of you.
With kindest regards, I am,
Still no response to my followup e-mail:
On 11/4/18 3:18 PM, Ed Slavin wrote:
Just saw this Facebook post from Thursday, November 8, 2018, where an angry defender of the St. Augustine Vagrant Watch hate group wrote to me in another Facebook group:
Give us your address so all the homeless and vagrants can come to your house to crap, pee, vomit, aggressively panhandle, get drunk and fight at your house. Perhaps you can educate them with all your worldly wisdom! Put up or shut up!
Can't you just feel the love? I wear her scorn as a badge of honor.