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Tim
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The site links to Rick's Care2 profile page. He and his wife Chellie would appreciate it if you could leave a message of encouragement for him on his page.



   

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Tim Redfern (581)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 9:18 pm
Last Wednesday night, Sept.16th, Rick was arrested in
San Francisco, badly beaten by the police,
and is now being held in San Francisco County
Jail on charges of unpaid fines in Alabama.
I don't know how many of you know Rick, and
his wife Chellie. They are both dear, sweet,
compassionate, spiritual people who have been
thrown into a horrible situation.
The San Francisco police stopped him on the street
apparently because they didn't like his looks. It's
the way they've been treating Hippies there for 45 years.
Please pray for Rick, for Chellie: Light a candle, burn
some incense, meditate, whatever your faith or belief
system would have you do.
Thank you so much for your help.
Namaste'.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 9:22 pm
Omg, Tim, I'm shocked. They are both wonderful people. What an unfair situation.

If you get the chance to speak with Rick & Michelle, plz, send them all my love. They are both in my prayers. Sending all things good their way.

Peace & Love.
 

Kathy W (299)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 9:42 pm
So sorry to hear this. My best to Rick and his wife. Hope that he will be alright and all will be resolved soon. A shame that if you have a badge, you can do what you want, when you want and to whomever you want. Something like that happened to my nephew not long ago. A minor in posession charge, (He's 20) and he ended up with a bump on the forehead, with bruising, bruised jaw and a black eye....Disgusting. Sending good karma Rick and Michelle's way. Thanks Tim.
 

. (0)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 9:43 pm
Whata Horriable Shame !! My Prayers are with them both!! Thanks for letting us all know Tim !! We do Care for Everyone more than one may seem to realize !! Hope Rick & Chellie can be together soon!!! Respectfully *Diana~ *AnimalSpirit*
 

Electra Cy (1005)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 9:48 pm
We need less corruption. :(

Prayers sent!

HUGZ ~ Electra
 

Darlene K (356)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 10:13 pm
Blessings to Rick, Chellie and all the homeless. May their powerful Angels continue to keep them safe from harm..., much love and peace...namaste
 

. (0)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 10:51 pm
Archangel protection and Reikii sent to Rick and Chellie. I hooe this will be resolved and they can be together again soon. So sorry to hear this.
 

Barbara T (431)
Monday September 21, 2009, 1:15 am
This is horrifying. I may not be able to access Rick's Page, as there have been a lot of Care2 glitches recently. So please, Tim, give him my wishes for recovery from injury and for safety for both him and Chellie, if I can't reach his Page.
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Monday September 21, 2009, 1:36 am
Thank you, BMutiny, I will certainly
pass on your wishes.
Thanks to everyone else as well.
 

Ivy S (2169)
Monday September 21, 2009, 3:15 am
Sorry to hear this happening to a Care2 member. My prayers are with Rick and his wife. Hope things will be resolved immediately and that Rick will not be troubled any longer or hurt by the police. Thanks Tim for sharing this info. Noted!
 

Joycey B (750)
Monday September 21, 2009, 3:50 am
Rick and his wife are in my prayers. I will light a candle for them. Thanks Tim.
 

Michael Owens (1647)
Monday September 21, 2009, 4:04 am
I dont know Rick or his Wife, God knows the needs I pray God will help them with what ever thear needs in Jesus name amen.
 

Kathleen Hilliker (293)
Monday September 21, 2009, 4:13 am
Your information, Tim, is shocking and sickening to hear. I am so so sorry to hear this has happened to Rick because he is labeled a "hippie" or that he is homeless. It scares me so much that we can all live together in the richest nation in the world, and STILL have NO TOLERANCE for our fellow man!!

And if, in this time of a HUGE recession, where there are soooooo many people not working, losing their homes, dressing in whatever clothing they can find, and wandering the streets for their next meals...we can't show some empathy & compassion (esp. the police!), then I don't know what kind of people we are becoming. No wonder people around the world hate us! They can see how we treat fellow Americans...let alone strangers from some other country!

I haven't had the chance to make friends with Rick or Chellie until now, but you can be sure that they're in my prayers, and those prayers are with tears for what they have to endure for just being true to themselves.

.....in great sadness & deep prayer, Kat
 

. (1)
Monday September 21, 2009, 5:13 am
This is truly a shocking and sad situation. What is so fearful about this, is any of us could lose a home, lose everything with the economic and job situations as they are now. I also know all too well how you "look" many times gives those that like to judge something to judge about. My thoughts and prayers are with him and Chellie. I am sure she has to be terrified.
 

Sheryl G (360)
Monday September 21, 2009, 5:18 am
The more winters I've lived it seems the less compassion I see in an overall general way.
I'm not sure what fines he hasn't paid, but whatever they are for, it certainly doesn't cause for his being beaten. After all we have those who are still receiving bonus monies and bail outs for money they did not handle correctly....don't see any of them in jail.
So many people today are having a hard time putting food on the table and a roof over their heads, I'm sure fines, for whatever reason, are on the bottom of the list. These fines are also getting ridiculous. I recall a time when a parking fine was about $5 now one must take out a small loan to pay for the fines. Then the people get arrested, jailed, and in this case beaten because they can't or have not paid a fine. To be poor in this Country is beyond hard, this Society comes at you from so many directions, to be Middle class is now a place that is harder to hold on too. But the Lying Corporate Theives don't seem to be missing a beat.
Although I do not know this family, my prayers go out to them.
 

Rain For Change (163)
Monday September 21, 2009, 5:24 am
I just took a visit to Rick’s care2 page. It seems his mission in life is PEACE.I am so sorry to hear about this horrible ordeal. I will never understand how the police spend so much time on foolishness and let the criminals walk the streets! My prayer for Rick and his wife is to remain stronger than the ignorance of man. Sending Light and Blessings, Rain
 

Pamylle G (461)
Monday September 21, 2009, 5:28 am
I will add Rick to my prayers, Tim. Thank you for letting us know.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 21, 2009, 5:53 am
This is terrible. I do not know him, but to treat people like this in the 21th century is uncalled for!!! The police should be ashamed of themselves!!! He and his wife will be in my meditations and a candle is lit...Namaste..
 

. (0)
Monday September 21, 2009, 6:14 am
I will add them to my prayers...Father God in the name of Jesus intervene in this situation, let no weapon formed against them prosper! If there is any way we may help financially, let us know where to send the money. Much love, ivonne
 

Lilith Diamond (141)
Monday September 21, 2009, 6:17 am
Sure i'll pray for him and his wife!!!! I'm so sorry....
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Monday September 21, 2009, 6:35 am
Rick does not need to be treated like a hardened criminal. THe police should know how to treat people with respect, but then on the other hand, they are the real corrupt people.
 

Fiona O (561)
Monday September 21, 2009, 6:37 am
I will keep the plight of this young couple in my heart today. Such a dreadful injustice.
 

Michelle M (146)
Monday September 21, 2009, 6:51 am
Thank you so much for letting us know what happened. I am friends with him not only here but on another site..and Rick is a very good, kind, compassionate and spiritual man. Rick and Chellie will both be in my prayers.
 

Glenda B (158)
Monday September 21, 2009, 7:08 am
Much Peace Love and Light to Rick and Chellie.
 

Gudrun D (447)
Monday September 21, 2009, 7:23 am
Prayers for the Light of love to comfort him & his wife. Peace.
 

Sally Ann G (256)
Monday September 21, 2009, 7:23 am
Thank you for making this known to everyone. I do not know this couple and had not heard about their plight until this morning. They are in my prayers
 

Tierney G (381)
Monday September 21, 2009, 7:45 am
I do not know them either, but what happened to him is horrible. It is that old predjudice and judgment of someones apperarance instead of seeing the whole person. Sickening. They are in my prayers also.
 

Thomas b (29)
Monday September 21, 2009, 7:45 am
prayers and wishes for healing are on the wind. may they find their way to them.
 

rose s (239)
Monday September 21, 2009, 8:08 am
Police brutality is unacceptable.What happened to the rights of individuals?
 

Jay curnow (196)
Monday September 21, 2009, 8:12 am
Anyone who views this as fair justice,is sadly in need of help themselves!.......two wrongs will NEVER make something right!....although I've had no personal contact with either of them..".A stranger is maybe the friend you've yet to meet"......some of the kindest honest & most helpful people I've had the pleasure of meeting have been proud to call themseves "Hippies"!.......& "you can't judge a book by it's cover".....I pray that both will be given strength & courage to see them through this present challenge.....& that they will remain peaceful thoughout it....it may prove to be a very strong learning curve for many people....who will perhaps realise"there but for the Spirit of truth & love go I" .They will remain in my thoughts & prayers until they are once more back on freedoms path....bless them!!
 

Sheila G (267)
Monday September 21, 2009, 8:15 am
Katrin, ty for the forward, ty Tim for the post, this is disgusting and so like worldly people to treat someone this way 'because I don't like the way you look'
hmm that could be America's motto
if Chellie has a page, can someone post the url, we can support them both with invites, as well as prayers, they need us!
good to see you again Tim, I always miss your posts!
xoxo
 

Karen S (106)
Monday September 21, 2009, 8:19 am
Noted with sadness. My thoughts are with Rick and Chellie.
 

Kari D (192)
Monday September 21, 2009, 8:49 am
I don't know either of them, but no one deserves such treatment. They are both in my thoughts.
 

MmAway M (511)
Monday September 21, 2009, 8:51 am
Though I do not know them, my heart and prayers go out to them both.

This is just horrible!
 

Linda A (198)
Monday September 21, 2009, 8:55 am
My thoughts are with them both....love and peace xx
 

Marion Y (322)
Monday September 21, 2009, 8:55 am
Rick and Chellie are in my prayers and thoughts. Many thanks to Peace for forwarding this post to me. More thanks to you, Tim, for your compassion as Rick's friend.
 

Catherine Turley (192)
Monday September 21, 2009, 9:36 am
why does everyone assume they know what happened? ever seen an episode of cops. people get irate when questioned and arrested. odds are, if you remain totally passive, you won't get beat. maybe he was drunk. we have no clue. i think most police officers do a good job considering the extreme danger of their work. can you imagine having a target on your back every day. i hope rick learns about himself from this experience and makes a positive change in his life. and if it is police brutality, then i hope he gets justice.
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Monday September 21, 2009, 9:36 am
My prayers for Rick and Chellie - for their protection, and to be reunited in safety and resolution.
Thanks Pastor Tim. Thanks Kat, Charles and Gudrun for passing on this message.
 

Pauline Houzard (108)
Monday September 21, 2009, 9:51 am
My prayes go out to them both, please keep us up-dated.
 

Faith M (161)
Monday September 21, 2009, 10:57 am
There are many wonderful police officers..my brother in law is one of those. He is on the gang task force in Memphis Tennessee.. I trained for Desoto County Ms. Sheriff Deputy reserves and I will tell u Catherine that there is rarely if ever any call for beatings from police.Since my son is a firefighter,and his father is assistant Chief of the local fire department here,my precious long time friend of over 30 years is a paramedic ,her son is a police officer for a city in Ms. That means I know lots of police and they are wonderful dedicated loving people that have been on the force for many years and they do not beat people when they arrest them ..even when they are obnoxious and combative.
Blessings and healing to Rick and his wife Chellie..This is outrageous behavior from a Police Officers in my opinion.
 

Katherine Hughes (49)
Monday September 21, 2009, 11:18 am
I am so sorry to hear about Rick and his wife You are in my prayers may the angels walk by your side and keep you safe my God bless you and your family
 

Catherine Turley (192)
Monday September 21, 2009, 11:22 am
faith
i know what you're saying. and i believe you. but, i also question what is meant by "beating". unless i see photos or video, i have no idea what the truth is.
 

mary f (202)
Monday September 21, 2009, 11:42 am
i don't know them but they are now in my prayers
 

Stephen V Augello (17)
Monday September 21, 2009, 1:00 pm
Tim
My prayers are with Rick for a sppedy recovery.
Steve V A
 

Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday September 21, 2009, 1:13 pm
Rick and his wife are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank You
 

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Monday September 21, 2009, 1:36 pm
My love, thoughts and prayers are with Rick and his soulmate.
If you don;t know Rick, nor his good work, then you have no reason to say he deserved to be treated in this fashion. Nor does anyone else for that matter.
Dear Tim, plesae wend them both my support...for they must feel pretty isolated right now. No one should be made to feel that way.
 

Ancil S (175)
Monday September 21, 2009, 1:41 pm
My prayers are with Rick and his wife.This is despicable and unacceptable! I am appalled by his treatment! Just because he is a peace loving Goddess worshiping Hippie( who I think are the coolest people on Mother Earth) instead of being a war mongering moron!!! Well turn me upside down and tie dye me!!! I was a hippie in the 70's and still am!!!
 

Susanne OFFLINE (23)
Monday September 21, 2009, 2:12 pm
Thanks so much for sharing this horrible "happening" & this on our international day of PEACE !! Even though i donīt know either of them, i feel great empathy ...& just a lit a candle for generally more understanding & peace in your country...I canīt believe how americans have started to treat fellow people ...this used to be very different, i remember a time where people would watch out more for one another, & they didnīt judge people as much as they tend to do it now( i observed this while i was living in the U.S.A. in 1983 for about a year)..from what i hear thru friends living over there & what we all keep hearing thru the news.AMERICA used to stand for freedom of expression, the land that makes all dreams come true etc... What happened to this dream? Iīm afraid itīs stagnating, if itīs not gone forever... I feel much compassion for everyone that dares to step out & isnīt afraid to express his true values & opinions! THANKS KAT & PASTOR TIM FOR PASSING ON THIS MESSAGE-YOU CARE (!) & THAT`S WONDERFUL! Kindest regards, Susanne Tyler
 

Laura H (964)
Monday September 21, 2009, 2:35 pm
I will pray for these two sweet people...and send them peace and love.
 

Vanditta Diwakar (27)
Monday September 21, 2009, 3:08 pm
This is so sad..I will pray for them.
 

Denise Lytle (503)
Monday September 21, 2009, 4:02 pm
Oh my God...I'm speechless at such horrible news! Keeping them both in my prayers!
 

Jay curnow (196)
Monday September 21, 2009, 4:06 pm
Susanne....Sadly the decline in human nature doesn't solely apply to american as a nation.....daily....we ALL have an equal capacity to excersize a good or bad attitude......the one we excersize most becomes the strongest.....the media delights in bad publicity.....it sells better..... & people will I hope always rightly speak out against wrongful attitudes!....& if this is done in the right way it should ensure that vengeful or vindictive people can no longer hold a position of trust!.....& Justice will be seen to be done!.........but as faith has so rightly pointed out there are many acts of tolerance & kindly compassion which on the whole get forgotten or ignored.....a word of encouragement & support would raise morale& lead to even greater effort on the part of many who strive to do their best....often under very difficult circumstances!
But this indeed applies to people in all walks of life.....in every nation under the sun!
 

Mary H (47)
Monday September 21, 2009, 4:27 pm
Lighting a candle & saying prayers
 

Evelyn Z (300)
Monday September 21, 2009, 4:29 pm
Prayers, Peace, Healing, Love & Light for Rick & his wife.
 

Shirley Ross (180)
Monday September 21, 2009, 4:37 pm
Sending many prayers to this family. May they be surrounded by light, and be led to a new beginning. S.F. county jail would not be the ideal of your dream vacation spot. Please tell him to keep repeating those Sanskrit words. They will protect him.......especially repeating the work. OM.
 

. (0)
Monday September 21, 2009, 5:30 pm
i will light a candle for them and say a prayer
 

Pat B (356)
Monday September 21, 2009, 6:07 pm
My prayers and good wishes to Rick and his wife. How sad that this happened. TY, Tim for letting us know, and I will continue to pray for them. Keep us posted on this, will you, Tim? Thank you.
 

. (0)
Monday September 21, 2009, 8:41 pm
I too say No weapon formed for them shall prosper against them and that soon they will be back together. Being homeless is scary and loney I know for I have been there. People look at you like your the scumb of the earth. But you know what your not!!! Your heart is the same you bleed the same and hurt. I got lucky and found a friend on the job my boss and his wife took me in. A mobil home barley enough room for them but enough room for one more person. This will happen for Rick and his wife too and this is my prayer for them. And the cops who beat them I hope they find themselves in the same shape so they will know how it feels. Thanks Tim. And tell Rick and his wife that many prayers and Blessings are on the way for when people pray things start to happen.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 21, 2009, 9:09 pm
In my prayers..
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Monday September 21, 2009, 10:21 pm
I deeply appreciate the response that
this has been recieved.
I'm going to print this thread, and I'll
be mailing it to Rick Tuesday morning.
If anyone would like to send a card or
letter to Rick, here's how to address it,
and where to send it:

Richard Lell
C Pod/ Cell 007
Inmate #2436802
San Francisco County Jail
425 7th Street
San Francisco, Cal. 94103

I will do my very best to keep you updated
on this. The State of Alabama has 30 days to
decide if Rick will be extradited. Any real
updates on Rick himself, how he is, how he's
doing will be slow in coming. Chellie is only
allowed to visit on weekends.
Again, deepest thanks to all for the prayers,
the candles, the love & compassion that is going
out to Rick & Chellie in this thread.
Peace, Love & Blessings be with you all,
Pastor Tim
 

Phyllis P (237)
Monday September 21, 2009, 10:42 pm
really sorry to hear that...omg....beat up, in San Francisco? I can't imagine, Richmond, VA yes, San Fran, I am surprised. Any way, I didn't know them but if they are friends of yours, then they are my friends. Prayers, good thoughts, positive energy all going out to them.
 

MsR S (189)
Monday September 21, 2009, 10:44 pm
May blessings reach and comfort them.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday September 21, 2009, 11:21 pm
Stay strong man, we will all do what we can to help you in these difficult times.
Peace and love
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 2:23 am
Noted thanks Tim. I will pray for them both and hoping that all will be well soon.
 

Cheree M (46)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 2:32 am
Noted. My thoughts & prays are w/ them.
 

Michael Wakeman (15)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 3:08 am
Rick and Chellie, I will pray for you both and I am truly sorry for what the ones who "Protect and Serve," did to you. (They are surely building up some bad Karma for themselves)I am 62 and have never been beaten up, or even hit...I thank my God for that. Tim, it all boils down to money...do you know how much Tim needs to pay off his total fines? I would imagine that is the answer to a long jail term? Does he have a Public Defender? Hang in there, it will all work out. SOMEONE GET CHELLIE TO SANCTUARY!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 3:58 am
I am sorry to hear this and am sending positive thoughts and prayers that everything works out for Rick and Michelle. I know things have not been easy for you both but seems to me that sticking together and your love for eachother has help you overcome and survive hard times, have faith that this will also be overcome. Michelle please get to a shelter or somewhere safe, worried about you out there alone.
 

Tsandi Crew (95)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 4:47 am
Isn't there a Civil Liberties office somewhere we could contact to get him outta there?
 

Nan B (62)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 5:33 am
This is really horrible. I have not had the pleasure, but my prayers are with them both. It seems that San Francisco has some very different issues up there. And have heard numerous stories. I suppose the same for a lot of cities. But never the less it is so very unfortunate.
Thank you Pastor
 

Elle J (276)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 6:12 am
Tim, I will pray for both Rick and his wife. That situation is deplorable! Someone who lives in or around San Francisco should contact the ACLU on Rick's behalf. I visited his page and noted that he has 7 children. Are they with his wife? If you talk to them, tell them to contact Covenant House and they will take them in....at least the children. IN THIS COUNTRY, IT IS DISGRACEFUL FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE TO LIVE ON THE STREETS! I will put them on my prayer list and please keep up updated on how they are doing. Thanks Tim.
 

Dalia H (1280)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 7:43 am
Much Love and Prayers for our Beloved members Rick and his Precious wife Shellie:) GOD Bless and keep them under HIS Protector Wings.
Noted with a lot of thanks Dearest Pastor Tim.
Love, Black Dalia:)
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 8:13 am
Prayers and light to Rick and Shellie. Police brutality is NEVER justified.
 

Sarah Vermeulen (40)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 8:49 am
Noted. I'll pray for him and his wife!!!! I'm so sorry....
Thanks Pastor Tim. Blessings.
 

Catherine Turley (192)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 9:04 am
elle
you asked about the kids. chellie went to jail a couple of years ago for being a deadbeat mother, so at least some of the kids appear to be with her ex. they asked care2 for money to bail her out. please spend your money carefully everyone. saint vincent de paul has a shelter near them. svdp-sf.org
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 9:12 am
Thannnxxx may they find peace and may God give them the victory in this situation... may the police learn not to judge a book by its cover.. but learn to see the inside story... Rick you are in our prayers... God bless
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 9:21 am
Thanks Pastor Tim, for telling us about this. I hope it gets sorted out right quickly.
 

Margaret F (117)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 10:46 am
They are in my thoughts and prayers. I am also sending them much positive energy so that this ordeal won't discourage them in their mission for peace and understanding. Please send them my love and hugs, Meg
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 11:52 am
C.K., if you have nothing constructive to say, don't say it.
 

Michelle Lell (255)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 12:20 pm
Thank You for All of Your Prayers and Blessings...I know I can get through it if you are all behind me. Rick told me yesterday he can feel all of positive energy and it is helpful. If any of you would like to write to him write to the following:
Richard Lell
Pod#C007
Inmate: 2436802
425 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Bear in mind that he is not allowed pen and paper. He'll write you as soon as he can. He wanted me to tell everyone at Care2 that he loves them. I love you all TOO!! )O(

Michelle
http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=825830856
 

Deb Antista (29)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 12:39 pm
Thanks Pastor Tim for connecting us...Rick and Chellie...you are loved! I will write him. Chellie as Rick's partner in life I know the separation is sometimes unbearable. I pray that you are both wrapped in such love and positive energy that the days go by quickly and smoothly and remember God's grace changes everything. Chellie stay strong and focused and be the blessing you need. Prayin......Deb
 

Deepak J (120)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 12:51 pm
Rick , you and Chellie will remain in our prayers and we sincerely hope and wish that things get sorted out fast. May GOD be with you and Chellie.
 

Elvira S (82)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 4:17 pm
Why did this happen? Is being poor, living on the street or looking like a hippie a crime? Instead of picking on the poorest in that country the police ought to fight some real crime, like the ones that put people in these hopeless situations in the first place. I feel that the 2 tiered society of the USA cannot be sustained for much longer and sooner or later the disadvantaged will lash out. There will be anarchy. You cannot push people down forever, karma will eventually bring things into some sort of balance. In the meantime, I wish these two innocent people courage and strength. May the love of this community sustain them.
 

Roy M (339)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 9:56 pm
Sorry to here this. Sometime bad things happen to good people.
On the other hnd I grew up in SF and was a hippie, went to many be-ins in the park where the police joined in the music and fun. They never bothered me once and I still love SF and it's spirit. Long live hippies,Peace and Love!
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 12:04 am
I'm so happy to see that Chellie has
been able to check in on this thread!

I feel a need to stand up for her, and
defend her against the charge of being
"a deadbeat mother", which she is NOT. This was
almost 2 years ago that she was in jail. I was on the phone
ALOT with Rick, helping him through that period as his pastor,
and I can tell you that the charge that landed
her in in jail was trumped-up by her vindictive ex.
She was cleared of the charge and released.

My friend Phyllis mentioned that she could see this
happening in Richmond, but not in San Francisco. It is
my understanding that the San Francisco police are very
aggressive and hateful toward the Hippies and the "street
people", and Rick & Chellie have been among their number.

Roy, I know what you say is true, because R & C have told
me good stories about some police officers whom they
encountered in Golden Gate Park, and were very good to them.
In every city and small town, we have good cops
and bad cops. That's just a human thing, but of course, it
does not lessen the outrage of what's happened to Rick.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 11:48 am
SENDING MY PRAYERS AND ALL POSITIVE THOUGHTS THEIR WAY!
 

Jay curnow (196)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 4:39 pm
I've tried to post comments on Ricks site but sadly it accepts comments from friends only.....will continue to send positive thoughts & prayers for love & light to surround them
 

Mandi T (367)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 9:57 pm
Sent him a note with prayers and thoughts. We have the power here on Care2 at times to pray for miracles. Will continue with positive thoughts.
Tx Angie for the foward!
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 4:58 am
I am at a loss for words. I wish I had the means to help them personally. All I can do is hope for them better days. Know one deserves this kind of treatment. I wish them all the best.
 

Mary Ann Clark (81)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 9:33 am
Sending blessings and lighting candles.
 

Larry S (645)
Friday September 25, 2009, 6:14 pm
Big change is still needed in our country/planet. The Police State is becoming more and more a reality. We all need to take notice on all things going on around us, get away from tv, text messaging and a whole lot of other distractions and be the voice of change.
 

Cecilia Bowerman (183)
Friday September 25, 2009, 6:29 pm
My prayers are for Rick and Chellie. May God protect them and help them to overcome this very difficut times.
 

Shirley H (49)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 7:57 am
I will hold you in my thoughts & prayers.
Shirley H.
 

Spencer Wold, Jr. (453)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 10:36 pm
The Prayer of Jabez..."Oh that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me and protect me from evil...and that I would cause no pain." Thank you God. I pray this prayer at least before going to sleep and any other free time I have when I'm not being occupied by other responsibilities. God bless you. Spencer for Peace... Forgive others...and yourself...
 

Dori butterick (48)
Sunday September 27, 2009, 1:15 pm
why is she homeless any one in that area willing to help this is heart wrenching
 

David P (2)
Sunday September 27, 2009, 9:56 pm
Just another example of overbearing unjust cops.Peace be with ya'll, this will work out in Gods hands.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 29, 2009, 5:53 pm
prayers are a nice THOUGHT, but what these people and many more around our nation need are people who are willing to make phone calls and write letters and emails and use their PHYSICAL powers and resources rather than the mystique metaphysical for real change. that's the way our society works unfortunately.

call the san francisco police dept, the governor's office and start using the network of friends you have in political and other influential places to DEMAND that this stereotyping and police brutality CEASE AND DESIST immediately. everyone's talking about health care reform, what about GOVERNMENT REFORM?
 

Merry L (74)
Saturday October 3, 2009, 5:29 pm
Thanks Tim. Noted. I can't leave them a message (cannot access their page), but please send them my best. They are both in my heart and thoughts. This kind of thing is happening more and more-so saddening.
 

Winefred M (88)
Thursday October 8, 2009, 7:34 am
People in uniform shouldn't be biased if you do get another job! We do not all look alike thank God!I'll light a candle.
 

Michelle Lell (255)
Monday October 19, 2009, 10:52 am
Updated Address for My Precious Rick:

Richard Lell
#2436802, CJ2-C6
850 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Please write to him with love and encouragement!!! Blessings )O(
 

Cathi Hartline (248)
Tuesday December 29, 2009, 9:09 pm
I will keep them both in my daily prayers!!
thank You Pastor Tim for the article!
thank You Gwen for passing me the article!
 

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday December 30, 2009, 9:38 am
Is there an update on this family Pastor Tim? I hope things have improved for them both.
 
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