Business Owner Cited For Refusing To Clean Up Homeless People's Feces

"The wall is a bathroom stall. They lean up against it and let it rip...just piles of poop," Jawaid Bazyar said.

Denver, CO – A Denver business owner said he is in trouble with the city’s Public Health Department because he has refused to continue cleaning up the human feces that keeps piling up outside his property.

Jawaid Bazyar, who operates an internet service business in the Five Points neighborhood, said that the area has been overridden by criminals, addicts, and the homeless, and that they have turned an area outside his business into a public bathroom, KDVR reported.

"The wall is a bathroom stall. They lean up against it and let it rip," Bazyar said. "In downtown Denver, that's nonstop now – just piles of poop."

And feces are just part of the problem. Bazyar said that he recently recorded a drug deal that was taking place outside his office, and that syringes frequently litter the ground outside.

“There’s food, trash, drug deals,” he told KCNC. “In the alley, we get the defecation, drug needles, prostitution.”

“Every day – two to three times a day – we’re running people off,” the business owner explained to KDVR. “There have been periods where we literally call [the police] 10 times a day.”

At least one of his employees has been attacked by criminals loitering in the area.

"I've been chased with a 2-by-4, a knife, a pipe,” employee Tamara Chapman told KDVR. “A man bashed in my windshield with a rock.”

Bazyar said that the city issued him a citation after he stopped cleaning up the human waste outside his business, KDVR reported.

“It's a bio-hazard. It could be infectious,” he told the news outlet. “I didn't hire these people to clean poop off the ground. I can't, as an employer, just say, 'Go and clean up the feces.’”

Bazyar said he is not equipped to handle the magnitude of the problem on his own, KCNC reported.

“If the city’s not going to enforce laws against trespassing, or camping, or public defecation and just make me bare the cost of these problems that’s just not right,” he said.

Bazyar noted that he isn’t the one causing the chaotic problems plaguing the neighborhood.

"Like I’m the bad guy? I'm not the one doing this, and they won't do anything about the people committing the crimes, but I'm the one who's easy to find and easy to punish,” he told KDVR. "I don't even know what I'm supposed to do. The government's primary job is public safety. I think it's a lot of politicians don't want to be seen as anti-homeless or heartless.”

The Denver Public Health Department said it understands Bazyar’s frustration, but that they are not responsible for removing human feces from private property.

The city suggested that Bazyar hire a company to remove the needles and debris for him, KCNC reported.

They also warned that the business owner could receive additional citations for each day he refuses to remove the feces and other debris dumped on his property.

But Bazyar argued that the city seems to have a double-standard about how involved they get.

“They’ll come by and paint over the graffiti – that’s a city program,” he pointed out to KDVR. “But they won’t do the stuff that’s literally a health hazard.”

Bazyar said he will fight the citation at his court hearing on Dec. 19, KCNC reported.

“I’m going to go to court and do my best to argue that the city’s treatment of this unfair,” he said. “This is a public crime issue and a public health issue and the city is the organization that’s responsible for that.”

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Electric blue
Electric blue

Good for him, I wouldn’t put up with that SHIT either.

Sickoftheleft
Sickoftheleft

if the city is allowing people to litter, shoot up drugs, and defecate in the streets, then the city should have their own clean up crew for this!! Behind you all the way, sir!! You should see if you can get other business owners to file a suit against the city for this atrocity!!

Marxest
Marxest

So the cops won't chase away or detain or arrest the criminals that defecate in public but will harass and give Health Code citations to the victim who's property is defaced. Yeah. This is one of those times where you wonder exactly what police officers are good for.

7Sam7
7Sam7

This Business Owner is completely correct because he does pay taxes to the city for Police and also for Heath. The Health Department should totally tell the City Politicians that they cannot turn a blind eye to the policies that have cause this issue to arise to such levels. You can't have your cake and eat it too. You as Local Leaders need to show discipline in providing policies that not only reward those who are keeping your coffers full and as well as protecting those who pay taxes from unsanitary conditions created by piss poor policies that hurt the health and image of your city. Have these Politicians forgotten the "cause and effect" rule? I'd fight this all the way to the supreme court of the U.S.

flybynight
flybynight

Maybe he should be more careful how he votes next time?

Eddiethevibe
Eddiethevibe

Just think about this people..An act typically done in PRIVATE for possibly a hundred years or so done in a supposed sanitary place because of the nature of the act. Approved by government can now be done in front of anyone in public! Why on Earth would any "Sane" government say ok we were "WRONG" It can now be done in public. WTF SMH and citizens just sit on their hands and say ok!! No it's not OK!!!

Bscope2
Bscope2

Don’t vote democrat or you will be like San Francisco and LA.

DNW
DNW

He's correct. Good luck, man. It will only be a matter of time before the public officials of Denver are presiding over a giant latrine if this is the way they intend to treat their law-abiding citizens.

Charold
Charold

I'm with him. I stand behind you brother. Is there a petition we can sign? maybe a phone number we can call or an email address we can email our discust with the city?

Pdwolfja
Pdwolfja

If I was the owner I would go to a different council members home each day and take a huge dump on their front sidewalk. Let them have a taste of what you are up against.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

It seems Denver has become the "New California". I do find it amusing that he is obviously a flaming liberal, based on his sporting the "Jesus look". We all know that liberal legislation, morals and values have brought this filth to the business owner's doorstep. He can take them to court, but (as they say) you can't fight city hall. They also say "A Republican is a democrat who has been mugged". Once he loses in court he will get a buzz haircut, buy an AR15, register as a Republican and sell his business property, at a loss (anything to do with the internet can be done from home). The city will never side with him. class action, maybe, but not for one business owner.

lauraaz
lauraaz

Hire someone to go dump on the city council doorway every day at their homes and see how they like it!

Rush11112
Rush11112

Hook up a fire hose, wash it into the street, then use the hose on the bums and drug dealers as well.

JamesWS
JamesWS

So, maybe the City Attorney or DA are one of those activist assholes who don’t prosecute minor offenses. Why should police enforce code violations that will ultimately be dismissed? What are those types of prosecutors good for? You’re an idiot...

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

YEP you legalize drugs and this is what you get. Let's sell more POT and make excuses for Opioide users! The HOMELESS as FILTH and these hippie ass governments like CO, CA & WA are giving them free range and then expect US, the taxpayers to CLEAN UP AFTER THEM! WE NEED TO TAKE BACK OUT COUNTRY!

sheepdog73
sheepdog73

Jawaid Bazyar should put on a tyvek suit and mask, scoop it all up, needles too, put it all in a giant plastic bin, drive down to city hall and dump it right in the front entrance with a note: To whom it may concern, I’ve picked up the piles of rancid human shit and hypodermic drug needles like you’ve ordered me to. Seeing as you gave no instructions on how or where to dispose of this biohazard, I’ve decided to leave it with you here, since you people get paid the big bucks to run this shit hole. Sincerely, Tax payer who’s tired of being shit on

nana2miya
nana2miya

I would gather up all that s##t and put it right on the courthouse steps They can't say anything cause they didn't specify what to do with it

ColoradoBill
ColoradoBill

This business owner is spot on and deserves our support. I see many people blaming the cops. This is not their fault. It is the direct responsibility of a liberal governor and mayor who only care about pushing other liberal policies. They are the problem, not the police.

TheRog
TheRog

He's got a point. It's the city's responsibility to maintain public order. If it refuses to, why should he be the one enlisted to clean up what it has allowed and promoted? How about the Mayor and City Council be put to work cleaning up this crap and see how they like the results of their nonfeasance/malfeasance.

tinman6294
tinman6294

I wonder if he votes Democrat? If so, he deserves the government he has elected.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

He needs to hire a pooper scooper... :)~

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Stop voting demonrat.end of problem

Aramovich
Aramovich

Maybe the city could provide Porta Potties and TP?

NomonK
NomonK

Liberal City Governments with liberal Prosecutors do remarkable things.

Hezakiah
Hezakiah

Put up an 8ft tall fence gate with a lock to keep them out of there.

whippetmom
whippetmom

Either fence in your property or move your business to another city or state. I wouldn't be giving my tax dollars to these asshats!

RetSgt
RetSgt

If it's on a city sidewalk it IS the city's responsibility. His ends at the wall of his business.

Grog
Grog

Denver is just another liberal utopia! When will people open their eyes and see how liberal policies have failed and the liberal thought process is a damaged process? Elections have consequences!

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Shit happens, so to speak. This is awful.

javaguy746
javaguy746

Wipe their ass for them too.... with a pressure washer

Ladytiel
Ladytiel

Another California in the making. If the city is allowing for this to happen, then they should be responsible for the clean-up not private property owners. Perhaps the offenders should change locations and go to the property of the city for their bathroom needs. Like stated, the city does remove graffiti from property, they too should remove human waste private and other properties.

Jwntx
Jwntx

This seems small and simple, but it is the beginning stages of tyranny. This man pays his taxes and expects laws to be enforced. If they're not going to enforce the law, then he needs tax abatement. There is absolutely no reason he should have to absorb this cost in his business.

Wolfman2253
Wolfman2253

Welcome to the wonderful world of SJ LIBERAL LAND...SMH.

D L Wesley
D L Wesley

It's considered medical waste and he doesn't have the experience or proper equipment. Let the city call in Hazmat. That would be my defense.

observer1
observer1

Just like a Nuclear Reactor with the control rods stuck out of position allowing tremendous heat leading to a melt down our country has passed regulating itself. This has happened because of the personal choices of millions of voters and it continues today. You would think leftist voters would realize their actions hurt themselves and their families but most of them keep doing the same wrong things, over and over, the definition of insanity. I think it is deeper than that though, I believe it's a Spiritual problem brought on by people who aren't willing to ask God to direct their lives. There is another spirit that is ready, willing, and able to take over these people's minds and lead them to destruction.

bob95648
bob95648

Suppressed 10/22. Problem solved.

HonestC
HonestC

Funny - Every state I've lived in, including CA & OR, the sidewalks belong to the city.

The store owner needs to file a lawsuit against the city for hazardous conditions of their property causing a dangerous situation for him, his employees, & his customers.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Socialism at work. Next thing ya know this guy should move elsewhere, close the shop or move to a non-liberal socialist state. This whole mentality is ruining our country

GSD_mom
GSD_mom

Yet another amazing American City under proud Democratic Party leadership! Anyone seeing a pattern here??? 🙄

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

U get what u vote for..if u voted demonrat

EMarie
EMarie

Disgusting demonRat city officials. Hand a sign: "Go shit on the Mayor's doorstep"!

GForce48
GForce48

We can no longer entrust our collective security into the hands of Dems/libs/socialists as they don't have the safety of the American citizenry as a priority. They coddle, enable, and empower criminals and excuse criminal behavior that puts us all at risk!

Njaz
Njaz

"I don't even know what I'm supposed to do. The government's primary job is public safety. I think it's a lot of politicians don't want to be seen as anti-homeless or heartless.”

Hello! It IS the government who are the heartless. Only those who have no love in them let people rot away & not do anything to stop it.

Pooper scoopers are for dogs not humans. Humans should have the sense enough to use a toilet - it's not rocket science!

ironmikell
ironmikell

Not sure how big the alley is , but if it is a typical ally between two buildings should get together with the owner of the other building and install a chain link fence between them keep a couple pitbulls in there .would not mind picking up a bit of dog poop .....and should cure the problem !

junkmansj
junkmansj

Install a Camera and a Heavy Sprinkler system, see them Squating Flush them with the Sprinklers

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

Piss off the mad-shitters and tell them not to come near your house...and then give them mayors address making them think you live there.

Tommyd001
Tommyd001

Grease the side of the building or with a Skunk smell

Deadeye321
Deadeye321

Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, notice a pattern here folks. They are all democratic cesspool's and blame the innocent person instead of defending them.

Patriot7088
Patriot7088

Seriously - Find a doc called "Rocky Mountain Heist". Explains a LOT.