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

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

16 Likes

Indeed, fortunately it isn’t the needlepoint.

image

image

31 Likes

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.

22 Likes

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

11 Likes

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.

31 Likes

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

Those other services come after.

31 Likes

“…and grab some of deeeeeeeeze!”

12 Likes

Worth noting that the mayor behind this idiotic decision is a Dem.

17 Likes

image

36 Likes

… to keep Those People out or to keep them in?

11 Likes

Away from you would clearly be better for them. They might find some empathy.

20 Likes

He’s saying if there are homeless people in a park then the park is an “encampment,” and it costs taxpayers money because parks cost money

It’s a complicated way of saying homeless people shouldn’t be allowed in parks :unamused:

17 Likes

And why not, eh? No one is using any longer. Pave that sucker, parking revenue can help fund city social services. /s

2 Likes

Meme Reaction GIF by Robert E Blackmon

What happens is cities push the unhoused out of city centers during the process of gentrification, into less well off areas and sometimes as far out as into the burbs. We have seen a marked increase in unhoused folks panhandling since they passed new ordinances in downtown ATL. It’s depressing how unwilling we’ve become as a society to help people live with dignity.

19 Likes

FTFY.

22 Likes

unfortunately for the cattle-car lobby, it costs even more to lock people up than to defoliate a park

9 Likes

I’m gonna have to recommend that folks who seem to think this is an okay thing to do should watch the new Ken Burns documentary, The U.S. and the Holocaust. There are some very strong parallels between our current situation and what was happening just about a century ago.

(cough) Nazis and so many Nazi-adjacent…

14 Likes

Unfortunately the mindset behind this is incredibly widespread. Any time you propose any public improvement the exterminationists like those upthread show up to insist that we can’t have anything nice lest someone poor be helped in the process.

10 Likes

Honestly, if they had instead removed the bricks, they could have built a house for the homeless and had an actual park.

11 Likes
16 Likes