Last login: Saturday, September 25, 2010
The problem here is that before nobody wanted to develop East Village, they didn't care. Now there is money to be made so the homeless have to go. The city harass them, give them no public facilities so its easy to arrest some poor pregnant woman trying to relieve herself.
One problem...if they homeles HAD somewhere to go, they would. You would not believe what these people go through. I know...last year I was one of them through no fault of my own. I am not an addict/alcaholic or mentally derranged. You would be suprised how many of the "homeless" may have been your nieghbors, co-workers or family mambers.
Making small tents and dispersing them through out the city? If the homeless had money to travel don't you think they would leave? All the city services and charity are in East Village. Back when it was the "scummy" part of San Diego they decided it was a good place, now they want to make money on it.
I have seen for myself the abuse the homeless take from the police. Look up what they did at God's Open Hands during November of last year. Thats just whats known. I see the horrible way the are treated by ALL city departments.
I am lucky. St, Vincent De Pauls gave me a chance and I have my own home, pay my bills and I LIVE in East Village happily.
KEEP THE TENT IN EAST VILLAGE FOR THEIR SAKE.
A country is judged by how it treats the less fortunate...what message as AMERICANS are we sending the world councilmen???
How about putting humans first instead of all the multi-millionare investers you and the city stand to profit from!!!
September 25, 2010 at 5:13 a.m.
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