Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Today's Great American:
Wayne from ENCINO

ENCINO resident Wayne is the intersection of mental illness, tribalism & political activism.
A frequent City Hall critic was free on bail Wednesday following his arrest for allegedly submitting a public-comment card at a committee hearing that included images of a burning cross and what appears to be a Ku Klux Klan figure holding a noose and a sign with a racial epithet directed at Council President Herb Wesson.

Los Angeles Police confirmed that Wayne Spindler, 46, was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. According to jail booking records, Spindler was arrested last Friday and his bail was set at $75,000. He was released about 10 p.m. that night.

Spindler could not be reached for comment.

He allegedly submitted a public-comment card at a May 11 meeting of the council’s Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhood Committee. The card, which is still available for viewing in a public records portion of the City Clerk’s Office website, indicates it was submitted by “Wayne from ENCINO.” The card also includes a drawing of a burning cross and a drawing of a tree with a person hanging from a noose.

In the middle of the card, there is a drawing of what appears to be a triangular-shaped person in a KKK hood carrying a noose and a sign that says “Herb = (N-word).”

Wesson, who is black, told the L.A. Sentinel newspaper he has become increasingly alarmed by Spindler’s actions and comments at council meetings.

“Criticism comes with the job and I can usually blow it off as part of the job,” he told the paper. “But the often harassing and threatening comments made by Mr. Spindler have become increasingly worse over time. It has risen to the point that I have serious concerns about my safety, my family’s safety, my staff’s safety and the safety of my colleagues on the city council.”

Wesson is scheduled to hold a news conference at City Hall Thursday to discuss the issue of recent hate speech at City Council meetings.

—City News Service
Oh look, here is Wayne (Perhaps an att'y.?) some time ago.
"The people who produce will leave the city. The jobs will go with them."
His idiocy is incessant:
Mandatory retrofits can impose significant financial burdens on property owners, and only a few cities have passed such laws. In Los Angeles, those costs have killed past efforts to require owners to pay for safety upgrades.

Wayne Spindler, an Encino homeowner who owns several other properties, was dismayed at the prospect of more regulation.

“By identifying buildings as potential earthquake hazards, you’re depressing the prices and resale values of these properties. So this is a continued attack on the middle class and the renters,” Spindler told the City Council.

Councilman Tom LaBonge later offered a response to owners upset by the cost: “Before they cringe, I just want to say, I want to have them be alive.”
And then it goes beyond free-market fetishizing & ignorance to sad weirdness, as documented by the Los Angeles Sentinel:
Wayne Spindler (in hood) submitted a City Council speaker’s card (left inset)
covered with racist language and images directed at Council President Herb Wesson
on May 11. Spindler often wears a KKK mask and delivers threatening comments
and notes (right bottom insert) during City Council meetings.
From Ayn Rand bullshit to Nazi & K.K.K. threats in just six yrs. How does that happen?

F**K-U 2, Wayne Spindler. Then get some help from a licensed mental health professional. Or something. G-ZUS!

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