It’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since Hate Man passed away (make obligatory “My how time flies!” comment). April 2, 2017. Age 80. . . This is the last photo I took of Hate. He was camping on the sidewalk across the street from People’s Park because this cop — who had been on his ass for some time — had hit him with a 14-day “stay-away” for some imagined offense. A couple days after I took this photo, Hate admitted himself into a medical facility to deal with some chronic health problems. And never returned. I ended up having to pack up all of Hate’s stuff, which was still laid out all over the sidewalk. He had so much stuff, I was barely able to cram it all into one of those large Berkeley Bowl shopping carts. . . So — among my odd claims to fame — I ended up as the last person to pack up Hate Camp.
The last photo I took of Hate Man
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Ace Backwords is a former cartoonist, writer and semi-normal human being. He's been sleeping in the bushes in the Berkeley hills for the last ten years with his four feral cats, Moo Cat, Fatty, Mini Scaredy and Micro Scaredy. Future plans include growing old and dying. Preferably in that order. View all posts by Ace Backwords