IF this where the only case where the homeless were dispossessed and force to move on, I might buy that argument. However, TPTB have shown that any existence outside the "norm" will not be long tolerated.
Originally posted by stars15k
I think the majority of posters so far are missing the point.
There was recently two fatalities, caused by unauthorized, un-engineered, un-reinforced tunnel digging.
If they are digging and living on public land, had a similar event happen, perhaps to the baby that apparently was living there, the local authorities would be sued for $$$, and the people who sued probably would win, whether they made the tunnel or not. It's a public nuisance, and should have (and probably had) been addressed and removed to prevent accidents from happening.
If they are digging and living on your land, you would be held responsible to the same end.
And if the tunnels had been left in place, and the responsible people said "Well, we knew they were dangerous, but we didn't do anything about it," then we would be on a post here at ATS whining about how horrible the responsible people were that allowed such a dangerous situation to continue.
edit on 10-4-2013 by stars15k because: an attempt at better grammar
Originally posted by EarthCitizen23
reply to post by stars15k
Hey, I understand that, could you give a link to the news about the two people killed?
So, given that we have homeless people,, who can't afford steel beam girders, and permits from the county to dig, and the fact is that they stand in the rain as the Mayor, city council drive by to go to nice dry homes. What to do?
I suggested that Empty Gov. or Big Biz buildings be TEMP shelters.
Or How about the Nice lady whom I helped move out of her Home into an Apartment,, and her house was forclosed on,, but she could have kept paying something,,, and NOW her house sits EMPTY for at least 9 months. She could have stayed there til it sold,,, but BANKS ARE EVIL
I KNOW because I soon will be joining the ranks of homeless when I get tossed out.
AND As I said before,, my case,, I owe $4000 I can't catch up on,,, and don't say,, get on the Obama program,, they turned me down 5 times for loan modification.
America Sucks right now,, and I love my Country and fellow Americans,, this is BS.
But I understand safety issues.