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originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: rickymouse
Wouldn't it be cheaper if they rented porta-potties for the homeless and had them pumped out every so often. Hell, maybe regular people out shopping would stop in and use them too.
I'm pretty sure they've tried that.
Damage/upkeep would be too expensive.
Actually, they have (or had) a "potty truck" that drives through the city every morning and every evening.
originally posted by: roadgravel
Seems the city doesn't want to hurt the feelings of people who prefer to crap on sidewalks by ordering it stopped.
originally posted by: Graysen
There's a video "Why is Seattle Dying" that addresses a lot of this.
Most of the homeless are voluntarily so, its the easiest lifestyle to support their drug habit. The video shows new jersey having a lot of success with a program that has them come into a prison I think, sort of in-patient, for rehab and doctors visits.I think a volunteer work-camp in a rural area would be a good start. Get them away from the dealers. I think the feds did this during the Great Depression, planned cities on the Oregon Idaho border...