reply to post by DaddyBare
Well from things I have witnessed where I am from (UK) the last place you want to be if you are homeless is in sight on a street. Some end up on the
street as they do not know where to go and some are too far from anywhere to get to.
Police harass the hell out of homeless people and move them off the streets out of sight, who knows what else they do to them?
The public complain about homeless people on the streets as well.
Other homeless people may steal your things while you are sleeping or beat you up etc if you have something that they want.
I have seen members of the public spitting on homeless people which is completely sick and I know that at night its a different world from the day in
many ways when it comes to crime.
I mean, think about how many are female without anyone to help them, if your female on the street sleeping and you have someone with no morals walking
past you? Even if your male, theres plenty of people in the public who would beat you senseless if they saw you with a little bit of cash or something
If I ended up homeless, the first thing I would do is try to find a shelter of some sort, failing that, an abandoned building that is away from main
roads etc because its just not safe to sleep in plain sight in this world.
I think that in order for it to become a largely noticeable problem the numbers would have to be increased by quite a large amount. If everyone who
was homeless gave up their fight for survival it would become noticeable because they would be lining the streets like most people think they do.
If you want to see the homeless, think of where you would hide to survive in a world that doesnt want you to be seen and you will soon find a lot
hidden away in abandoned buildings, forests, cars at night, abandoned barns. fields, under bridges, in tents etc.
Hope that makes sense.
[edit on 3-11-2009 by XXXN3O]