Kenzie Smith, left, and Greg Markson. Photo: Sam Levin for the Guardian figcaption > source >
In the second video a day later, it was unclear why exactly Sintay had returned.” I cleaned up his shit and then some other shit has declined in ,” he said when asked about the tossed belongings, subsequently noting:” This guy has taken a permanent residence here .” He also seemed to defend his actions, telling:” I pick up trash all over the place .”
When the person filming introduced himself and reached out to shake his hands, Sintay appeared to grab the phone and running. At one point, the man who was livestreaming appears to be scream:” I’m being attacked here !”
Greg Markson, the man whose belongings were dumped, told the Protector that he chose not to pursue accuses in the initial incident after he detected his possessions were junked. He said he was ready to move on from the incident.
” I’m not going to harp over items “thats been” hurled in the water ,” he said in an interview on Tuesday afternoon, seated in the place at Lake Merritt where Sintay had rifled through his things periods earlier. Referencing the clothes and non-food items people had since
donated to him, he added:” People got things supplanted … There are only so many styles I can say thank you for that .”
Markson, who likewise goes by the name Drew or Jru, has long spent period at this section of the popular Bay Area park, near the website of another recent video that triggered national outrage. In May, a white wife was filmed
alerting 911 about two black humen barbecuing, earning her the nickname “BBQ Becky” and adding to the long list of stories of white people calling law enforcement on African Americans doing everyday activities.
Markson said he was confused to find his belongings junked and didn’t understand why the three men would have thrown clothes in the water.
” There are other ways to handle issues ,” he mentioned, adding that he appreciated the outpouring of support.” Oakland is home … I feel loved .”
Kenzie Smith, one of the men who was barbecuing when police were called to Lake Merritt, said he was assisting Markson and hoped to get him long-term assistance:” We want to transition him from staying here to having his own home .”