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SarasotaRepub
07-12-2011, 07:52 AM
MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! (http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110711/ARTICLE/110719917/2416/NEWS?Title=Sarasota-cracks-down-on-homeless) :D




SARASOTA - They targeted smoking because homeless people were said to be polluting and littering downtown.

They eliminated park benches because homeless people sit downtown. And they voted to outlaw panhandling near parking meters that line Sarasota's core.

(Excellent...)

The ongoing campaign to shoo off or arrest "vagrants" and "transients" from Sarasota's high-rise residential district has again caught the eye of the national group that once labeled Sarasota as the "meanest city" in the nation toward the homeless.

(One must strive for excellence!!!)

"The behavior of your city certainly has not improved," said Neil Donovan, executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, which annually ranks the 20 worst cities in terms of treatment of homeless people.



bobbolink beware, beware!!!!! :mad::D

Bailey
07-12-2011, 07:57 AM
MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! (http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110711/ARTICLE/110719917/2416/NEWS?Title=Sarasota-cracks-down-on-homeless) :D





bobbolink beware, beware!!!!! :mad::D

Well in boobolinks defense she has a car to live in which is a step above the scum that lives on benches :)


Before I clicked on the thread, my first thought on it was "what the heck is SR doing now to the homeless"?

SarasotaRepub
07-12-2011, 08:05 AM
Well in boobolinks defense she has a car to live in which is a step above the scum that lives on benches :)


The city recently installed pay parking meters but that turned
into a fiasco so she may luck out there...:mad:

noonwitch
07-12-2011, 08:40 AM
I understand what a nuisance the homeless can be, I live in an area where they are seemingly everywhere and no one but the Salvation Army cares about them anymore. But what can you really do with them, honestly. Ticket them? They have no money. Jail them? Okay, but they really haven't committed any crime other than being a public annoyance. They would get fed and forced to take baths in jail. There is that, but it is an expensive method of protecting the public from being annoyed.


Soylent Green isn't an option. At least not yet.

Bailey
07-12-2011, 08:41 AM
The city recently installed pay parking meters but that turned
into a fiasco so she may luck out there...:mad:

I can see her trying to get gov monies to pay for the parking :)

SarasotaRepub
07-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Soylent Green isn't an option. At least not yet.


Oh come on!!!! There are are starving kids somewhere...:mad:;):D

noonwitch
07-12-2011, 08:48 AM
Oh come on!!!! There are are starving kids somewhere...:mad:;):D


Yes, but they are homeless.

SarasotaRepub
07-12-2011, 09:05 AM
Yes, but they are homeless.

Hmmmmm...wait, this could still work!!! They'd be pulling their own weight...:D

fettpett
07-12-2011, 09:24 AM
homeless people + fields= great fertilizer :D ;)

or those hungry kids could feast on some long pork ;) :D

noonwitch
07-12-2011, 12:31 PM
Seriously, though, churches/religious organizations like Jewish Vocational Services are really the only people who both care about the homeless and put their money and time where there mouths are. The mainline seminary in Detroit has a soup kitchen. JVS has a jobs program, and helps indigent people with medical problems. Most of the churches have food giveaway programs, and a few run shelters. The homeless don't want to stay in the city shelter-it's crowded, people do nasty things, and everybody's stuff gets stolen. The SA shelters are a lot nicer.

SarasotaRepub
07-12-2011, 12:40 PM
A lot of the homeless here in Sarasota hang out at the bus station which is also right next to our Whole Foods store. So you have these bums who try to be street corner intellectuals bothering people so they can sip wine at the outdoor Whole Foods tables. It can be semi-entertaining to watch for a while...:D

Novaheart
07-12-2011, 12:50 PM
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I can't imagine why. Oh wait, yes I can.

This is Williams Park in St Pete, the postcard version. This park is in downtown St Pete, with a huge Methodist Church facing one corner, that has to have a six foot chain link fence around its playground, which must be attended anytime children are there. Also facing the park is the Episcopal Cathedral, all coming and going to that church is done from a side street rather than the grand front entrance.

http://www.cardcow.com/images/set111/card00036_fr.jpg


This is the way Williams Park really is. The city has given it over to the homeless, and on weekends young people from around the bay area go there and play homeless for the weekend.

http://www.tampabay.com/multimedia/archive/00079/b4s_homeless080409_79023c.jpg

http://www.wtsp.com/images/300/225/2/assetpool/images/110421090407_feeding-homeless.jpg

Novaheart
07-12-2011, 12:55 PM
A few blocks away, across from the world famous St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, is Mirror Lake.

Isn't it lovely?

http://434.mlsimages.movoto.com/090/7488390_0.jpg

These people aren't picnicking.

http://cltampa.com/imager/mirror-lake2/b/original/2117882/6ce1/Mirror-Lake2-300x225.jpg

SarasotaRepub
07-12-2011, 01:01 PM
The gators must be well fed!!!!:p

noonwitch
07-12-2011, 01:04 PM
A lot of the homeless here in Sarasota hang out at the bus station which is also right next to our Whole Foods store. So you have these bums who try to be street corner intellectuals bothering people so they can sip wine at the outdoor Whole Foods tables. It can be semi-entertaining to watch for a while...:D

When Detroit hosted the Superbowl in 2006, they swept downtown of all the homeless and sent them to suburban shelters, so that the tourists and fans wouldn't have to deal with them begging for money. The homeless advocates here got upset because they were infringing upon the homeless' big begging opportunity! After all, if the businesses benefit from the Super Bowl, shouldn't the homeless also benefit?

Articulate_Ape
07-12-2011, 03:20 PM
Damn, I thought this thread was about this.

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd359/JamesSavant/SRhomeless.jpg