Ultimately, we have to choose whether we see the homeless as persons who are unable to cope with the demands of living, or persons who choose not to. If it's a choice, then we owe them nothing but a strict interpretation of the vagrancy laws, but if it's an inability to function, then we need to treat them, but that means recognizing that they are not competent. What we cannot have is a system that presumes their incompetence when it comes to feeding, clothing and housing them, but presumes that they are competent when it comes to decisions about taking their medications, voting or assuming what we used to think of as adult responsibilities.
A lot of the "homeless" here in Sarasota are simply scumy bums.
And they have been given the Green Light to bother people by the Libtard City Council
which has told the cops to let them be. Pathetic.
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