Skip to comments.Hopeville camp for homeless is razed
Posted on 05/12/2012 7:24:28 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment
ST. LOUIS As the rumble of Bobcats and a massive front-end loader approached Hopeville on Friday, Antoinette Triplett, who heads the city's homeless services division, scuttled through the riverfront encampment in high-heeled shoes, looking for one last hold-out.
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Marie Antoinette Triplett?
Many who are not homeless have the same attitude toward public "services".
Next stop for the dozers, Changeville.
I wonder who printed up the nice signs for them?
Reagan closed all the state hospitals.
Yes, the mentally ill being turned out on the streets is a great example of ‘liberal inhumanity to man’. Liberals never learn, because you can’t fix stupid.
Are the majority of them better off experiencing much more physical and mental freedom than being incarcerated?
Many of them need some level of supervision but incarceration was often cruel.Sheltered workshops and closely monitored group homes are probably more humane.Is it moral to abandon those with known and obvious problems to the tender mercies of living on the street?
Then again,the “all rights,no responsibilities” crowd has pushed changes that make matters worse.
Then there are the fools who think giving the homeless shopping carts or demonstrating how to make a better cardboard box shelter REALLY care!
Most of the homeless need a secure place to sleep and bathe and storage where their meager belonging won’t be stolen.
We have a President and Congress that sends trillions of $$$ to foreign dictators when THAT money should be better left in the hands of those who earned it and who would donate to private charities which generally do a much better job helping the poor.
Not to mention the government demanding and requiring church shelters abandon church teachings.A lot of the poor and homeless could benefit from the lessons formerly taught by the Salvation Army and others.Alcohol and drug addiction is a good? bad way to end up poor and homeless.
Who doesn't? When I pretend to be "homeless" for a couple of months a year, I rent an inexpensive motel room by the month, but also have a car and have money for food.
It probably came from stimulus money.
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