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Due to the fact that the doors in the building I live have been vandalised and don't lock, a homeless woman sometimes sleeps in the close. She is always drunk, she will start randomly shouting at all hours of the night, she urinates on the stairs, she smokes, dropping the matches, ash, cigarette ends all over the floor, she even set fire to some newspaper one night. Would you want her camping in your building?
Having made complaints to the police about her, they say she causes a nuisance in many places, the local council have given her countless accommodations, B&B's, hostels, her own flat, but her life is so chaotic that she gets evicted from everywhere. So what is the solution? She's a danger to all of the other residents, I live on the 3rd floor, if she lights a fire that gets out of control, mine and my daughter's life is at risk, so sometimes to just say "What about compassion" is a bit unfair What about compassion for all of the people who pay their rent and deserve to live in a safe environment?
Sadly, she is an example of the problems that some homeless people can cause and moving them on is the only solution, she clearly doesn't accept the help she is given, so what else can be done?
Why not just let them move into some of those towns that have been abandoned? I remember reading a few articles about a few communities that have been abandoned for one reason or another. Just send them to a few of those communities.edit on 2/8/2014 by TwiztidRoman because: (no reason given)
I really cannot stand the current cruel, callous, and overall heartless attitude many have to the homeless. If we had the facilities that we need, if we instead of closing mental hospitals back in the day, we had REFORMED them, then we wouldn't see so many of the mentally ill either homeless, dead, or behind bars, which are their only options far too often.
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Well to stop it from happening, get your landlord to fix the door. there are things you can do to solve your problem. Just get the door fixed.
Your complaining about this person but I have yet to hear about what you have done in order to solve the problem with that woman. Did you call the cops? You can have her arrested for trespassing.
What steps have YOU taken to stop that woman from walking in your close?
Ok here is my perspective on that.
I live in Michigan, snowing to beat hell. I want to vacation in florida but can't afford the resorts. Can I set up tent in your front yard? No.
Business owners are the same. People have compassion but you get people sleeping in front of a business its going to hurt business.
reply to post by Kmhotaru
I totaly disagree with this. What ever happened to humanity???
When the 2010 olympics came to Vancouver, the city took all the homeless put them on buses and shipped them out of town, also the government bought up alot of the really low income housing ( cheap hotels) and evicted all the tenants and shipped them out of town aswell.
The only way we can bring humanity back to the world of government is to take the money out of government. There should be a law that states that you must be poor to be a politician. Why would I say that? Its simple really. People who do not make alot of money tend to be more humble, loving, they are not greedy like rich people, They know what is right and what is wrong, they have more humanity, and they also know their politics as they are always the ones getting screwed the most ie OP.
People treat homeless people like they are animals.. WAKE THE # UP LADIES AND GENTS!!!! THEY ARE HUMAN JUST LIKE YOU AND ME.
They have all the same wants and needs as the rest of us, They want to be loved, they want to have shelter and they want to eat.
You know its not like they choose to be homeless either. Each one of them has a story, each one of them got screwed in one way or another and had no where else to go but the streets. Now I know some people are going to say "Well they drink and do drugs all the time, why should we help them?" Well what I say to that is this...
WELL DUH!! I dare you to live on the street for 1 month and not have the earge to leave reality or to numb your self because your so damn cold!
The government should set up a system to end homelessness. How? By first putting them into a non religious Rehab program that will help them conqur any addictions and all so to prepare them for the working world again. Then the government should, apon completion of the rehab, supply these people with a home. It doesnt have to be big either, they could be small apartments or even develop a small comunity of small ecofriendly houses that only cost about 5 grand a piece to build and ship. Now after that they set them up with a job, a job that pays at least minimum wage.
Edit: With the rehab process people can be trained to for certain jobs like trades or what ever. If it is done properly it will erradicate homeless numbers, there will be far less if not 0 panhandlers, people sleeping infront of stores, and a lower crime rate.
With that we could end homelessness. Now your probly saying "well thats fine and dandy, but how will the government pay for all that?"
Its easy, Legalise Marijuana and end the war on drugs. Did you know that something like 80% of the money being spent on that "war" is being spent on the only drug that is proven to be very good for your health, The only drug that has NEVER killed anyone, the ONLY "drug" you cant overdose on (its physicaly impossible as you have to consume your entire body weight to od on weed).
Did you know that colorado in its first week of legalised marijuana sales they made over $5,000,000!!!!
If its legalised we can end homelessness, end the war on drugs, We stop dealers from selling drugs to youth and we will stimulate the economy by creating # loads of jobs that create un-imaginable amount of gross revenue for the government and the people of North America. Just think how fast that deficite could be paid off with marijuana sales??????? *hint hint*wink wink*
Sorry I rambled and got off topic, but we need more humanity in our world. I believe that North America can be so much better then what it is.
Where did all the humanity go in this world?edit on 7-2-2014 by snypwsd because: Needed to add something.
I say send them all to ohhh how about Detroit, teach them to re build homes and apt complexes, pay em a competitive wage to do so, then let them live in the homes/apts they worked to make nice again. Or how about Vegas, I hear there are a lot of abandoned houses there....or...FEMA CAMPS YAY!