Deceased Cyclist Was Interviewed in 2006 by Golden Gate Xpress

April 29, 2014

SFIST -- Swaggard was profiled in 2006 by the SFSU student paper Golden Gate Xpress for a piece on Street Sheet vendors. In an audio recording, the longtime Street Sheet salesman can be heard calling on his fellow San Franciscans to acknowledge homeless people like himself, saying: “You can easily say, ‘Good evening’ and then say, ‘No thank you,’” [Swaggard] said. “All living people should recognize another living person, and we should at least be able to greet one another and then go about your business. But to pretend somebody doesn’t exist, it doesn’t work.”