Sunday, March 13, 2005
Typical SAEN Liberalism
But the best design solution for the people living under the bridge might be to let them live there and accommodate their needs with communal showers and toilets, secure lockers for their possessions, tables and benches for meals.
No offense Mike, but that suggestion falls just short of insane; boiling down to not helping the homeless, but making the street more like a home for them. And it is no coincidence that this article is about the homeless. As the SAEN tells us elsewhere, tougher ordinances regulating the homeless go into effect Wednesday:
Beginning Wednesday, the Police Department will enforce the new ordinances, which target aggressive panhandling and behaviors typically associated with the homeless, such as sleeping and urinating in public areas.
And in another example of typical liberalism over at the SAEN, the report characterizes the new ordinances as "persecution":
"Instead of persecuting the homeless they should help them," said John Rorrer, a 42-year-old homeless man who said he just wants a job. "They need to have a better solution rather than picking on (the homeless)."
Among the new ordinances is one that bans urinating or defecating in the streets. And this is persecution how? Of course, the big story here is that unrinating in public hasn't been banned all along, but that discussion is for another time. So my advice is that if you have not sat down to read the Sunday Express-News, be sure you have plenty of tissues when you do because City officials are busy persecuting the homeless in your name, right Mike?
If the SAEN wants to discuss the fairness of these laws, then don't we deserve to hear both sides?