wiping my hands clean of the weeaboo
ugh why are you so cute
blighttown-at-5fps-while-invaded said: Is there a source on that homeless camps post that ISN'T a conspiracy theory website?
I’ve poked around and while that article sensationalizes it, it is true that the US on average is becoming increasingly aggressive toward the homeless. It would appear some locations have begun actively dismantling and dispersing homeless encampments, while other places have begun placing spikes in sheltered areas to prevent transients from lingering there. In a number of cities throughout the US, it’s a crime to give a homeless person free food, because they feel it encourages people to remain homeless if they can stay alive without supporting themselves (according to them.)
It is true that some major US cities engage in forcibly removing homeless persons from public property and requiring them to remain under the control of appointed parties “for their own good,” though I don’t think it’s prevalent… the problem is that it might become prevalent, and it shouldn’t be happening at all.
Even more troubling is that many states and cities are passing or considering passing laws declaring homelessness a crime, without also making any particular motion toward aiding the homeless, which leaves people (who may in fact be employed but unable to afford to afford housing or be approved for housing, mentally ill, etc.) in the position of either being forcibly relocated to places like the ones mentioned in the article and kept there indefinitely, or arrested and charged with a crime.