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Voluntarily Vagrant, Homeless Youth - a New and 'Crusty' Urban Challenge

Thats a title of a Fox article here -

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"From the parks of Berkeley to the streets of Brooklyn, and in most every large city in between, they have become an almost inescapable part of urban life.

Known by many names – “crusty punks,” “crusties,” “gutter punks,” “crumb bums” and “dirty kids,” to list but a few – this group of young adults has rejected a more traditional 9-to-5 lifestyle in favor of train hopping, panhandling and voluntary homelessness.

And while traditionally tolerated by police and urban residents, these transient groups of the unshaven and unwashed have been involved in a series of incidents in recent years -- accompanied by an abundance of bad press -- that has municipalities across the country puzzling over how to address the problem.

In New York City's East Village, they have been spotted doing drugs in local parks, making camp outside of apartment buildings and sleeping outside storefronts.

One crusty traveler’s pit bull even attacked a man and his small dog - killing the other dog...

In Berkeley, famously known as one of the country's most liberal and homeless-friendly communities, the City Council recently voted to implement new regulations including: limits on sitting down and lying on sidewalks; a ceiling on how many dogs a person can have along a commercial strip; and designations for what homeless people are allowed to sit on.

“No one in this room believes homelessness is a good thing,” Councilwoman Sophie Hahn said, according to the news site Berkeleyside.

“Yet, through massive failures of our society and our way of life, it is a persistent reality in California, and across the United States.”


Actually, Councilwomen Sophie, it is not an equally nutball problem across our society and way of life.

Just as Berkely is doing, many cities and towns eventually figure out exactly how a particular judge will allow them to get the Homeless out of the way, and they then do so.

In Cali, they work with Judges to raise taxes to build housing projects for them in some places.

Outside of Crazy Cali it's headed in the same nutty direction - "get out of town" as Rambo was told is hardly ever used anymore, apparently.

Some el-cheapo basic camping sites at the town edges are needed for peeps who insist on slumping down and doing little or nothoing for themselves.

Gee - "Wont you be a "mensch" and pick them up, feed them, and give them a sponge bath?"

The robot cops from THX 1138 are looking better every day!
6/12/2018, 1:53 pm Link to this post PM greendocnowciv Blog

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