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originally posted by: nobunaga
a close friend of mine marisol viera is spear heading this with a group of friends.
my friends were ridiculed by the mayor, the sanitation department and people passing by. telling her that they are druggies dead beats and pos.. however, most of these homeless people are vets. and got hooked on drugs due to ptsd and similar diseases. give htem back their lil houses... let them feel normal
originally posted by: EternalSolace
Councilman Curren Price, who requested the cleanup, said the structures posed a serious health and safety problem.
"Police have identified firearms, drug activity going on," Price said. "A box of plywood is still a box."
Price said the homeless people had been offered alternatives, including shelter beds.
'Tiny houses' for the homeless seen as health and safety problem
Who are you, Councilman Curren Price, to label to anyone's home a box. To you, a plywood structure might be just a "box". It's easy to say something like that while you're likely living it up an a home that few can afford with a fully stocked fridge and a mailbox. But to those people, those plywood boxes are a home. Excuse those people for not wanting a public shelter, but a place to call their home.
I guess for some people that's just too much for the poor to have.
originally posted by: onequestion
We love to hate the poor and less fortunate here in America. If your not perceivable successful you are rejected and looked upon.
Welcome to the new world!
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
I have a brother like that too. He freaked out children with his crazy behavior so could not live with anyone. He did end up homeless until we finally got a judge to help him get mental services. I get that you think the homeless should live by civilized laws. Personally, I would have slept better knowing he had shelter, no matter how undeserving. But, touchy feely feelings don't matter much in our country.