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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Homeless outreach events at Hemet's Weston Park see high-profile police response and little homeless turnout


Last updated 1/10/2019 at 8:59pm

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The "Punks in the Park," a local Hemet punk rock band entertains listeners at Weston Park, Saturday, Dec. 19, and protests interference in giving out free food to the homeless as "Food is a Right, Not a Privilege."

It was cool, crisp day, Saturday, Dec. 29, in Hemet's Weston Park when two small groups set up, one filled a table full of warm socks and toiletries in bright red stockings and the other group opened their guitar cases and a small box of food. Both groups said they wanted to help the homeless frequenting the park grounds.

Many of the homeless invited through word-of-mouth and notices online for free food, a little entertainment and well wishes never appeared. Hemet police waited on the two adjacent streets connecting with Florida Avenue and the park frontage for the homeless crowds they th...

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