So um…there’s an openly racist OPD cop that’s stalking me, harassing me, asking me questions about my genitals, making blatantly racist comments about me, and threatening to Baker Act me simply for putting my hands up when he stops me. I’m homeless so I don’t even have a house to duck into to get away from him. I’m hiding at a friend’s place right now and I could get them in trouble if they’re caught sneaking visitors in. I really don’t think Orlando is safe anymore (not that it ever was, but I’m actively in danger now) but it’s an $80 bus ride to get back to my friends in Collier County. I don’t have a job because the same cop who’s harassing me had me arrested for “disorderly conduct” (which even the jail guards agreed was a quote “bullshit throwaway charge”) two days into my new job. I can’t risk panhandling or he’ll arrest me again. I really need to get the fuck out of here but I have no way of making money and I really don’t know what to do. Somebody please help me, I’m scared for my life.
Edit to add: It’s not just the cops either. It’s cops, it’s civilians, it’s other homeless people. I had a civilian pull a gun out on my friend and me last night because he caught us sitting behind a closed business that he neither worked at nor owned. There are a handful of other homeless people who get blackout drunk and try to rob me, fight me, or rape me. I’m absolutely not safe here.