So Mr. Arkley is convening a meeting tonight to address HumCo’s and homeless problem. I’m sure he will be approaching it from a perspective of doing what is best for our unfortunate brethren. (sarcasm) I for one plan to attend. The TS has a write-up of it here. (5:30 PM at the Wharfinger Building)
Homelessness is an intractable problem and should be considered a national shame given our nation’s wealth. Mr. Arkley is probably going to come from the perspective of – let’s make sure they are not on my businesses doorstep. Obviously the problem is much deeper than that.
democraticMom just emailed me a link to a book that was discussed recently on Charlie Rose’s late-night show by E. Fuller Torrey. It looks very interesting given it’s subtitle – “How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System”. This is on my To Read List. *sends sample chapter to ebook app*
I think both Republicans and Democrats share a great deal of the blame on our nation’s treatment of the homeless. There are difficult decisions to be made, and it isn’t fair to either enforcement officers or the homeless that this is where our government and the destitute interface.
I hope Betty Chin will be there tonight.