To solve homelessness Lakewood, New Jersey enacts their policy of cruelty to all

I wonder is mobilization of homeless as a voting demographic would help them with local politicians at all. Cause it seems like whenever a local politician needs a bump they just shit on them. (note: this trend can also been see with other groups and up to a national level).

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true. meanwhile on the other coast, they’ve apparently realized that they can evict homeless people from planet earth by protecting the trees:

DiLorenzo argued the campers at [the park] need to be moved because the status quo is too dangerous. The campers, he contends, are damaging the trees along the park’s outer edge— and those trees could injure the campers.

[ eta: i’ve seen that neighborhood. and it’s all multi-million dollar homes. ]

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A little before and after via New Jersey 101.5:

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The level of spite here is ASTOUNDING.

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Ha ha, jokes on them. The homeless have tents.

But seriously, “people are defecating between cars” has the obvious solution of adding some public toilets to the park, rather than ruining the park.

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but think of the skateboarders /s

from the op:

“They were harassing people, defecating between the cars and residents were complaining,” he said, according to the paper.

it really is astounding. they could have … you know… provided public bathrooms which would have helped everyone – and that center area… it looks perfect for a meal service.

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Reminds me of a thread yesterday where some folks were seriously suggesting that the best solution to maintaining public restroom facilities in National Parks would be to remove all the pit toilets and ask everyone to pack out their own waste.

Because sanitation ALWAYS improves when you take out all the toilets.

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So it started out as a brick-layed hellscape with stunted little sycamores, barely surviving in their little square boxes.

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So what happened when the police department’s Quality of Life unit received complaints about some asshole who cut down the trees in the park?

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Come to Seattle. The parks are already ruined due to the needles and junkies laying around. I would rather have a bare lot than an encampment supported by taxpayer money. You have to accept the help for it to work. The majority are not accepting the help, they can move on.

hmmm…
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Something about noses and faces.

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Why not go all in and string up concertina wire and build a few guard towers? That should fix the problem, all right.

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Cruelty is the point.

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Just what does that mean? Is the ‘encampent’ drawing funds away from something else?

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Indeed, fortunately it isn’t the needlepoint.

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Ubi solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant.

Not that peace is an option when the premise is false to begin with. To wit…

It is not. In fact, it could be reasonably argued that public funds not invested in clean, safe and orderly Housing First solutions like tiny home villages and the purchase of unused motels causes the problem of unofficial encampments in parks.

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I read that last one in Mike D’s voice.

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The help isn’t there, even in the blue states. Establishment Democrats are as allergic to anything they think is socialism as Republicans are, the only difference is that they are polite about their hate.

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The help for not having a home is providing an apartment.

Those other services come after.

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“…and grab some of deeeeeeeeze!”

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