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LAMas 08-24-2019 11:31 AM

Compassion and homeless.
 
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill: California homeless crisis has exploded because THIS is missing

By Curtis Hill | Fox News


California Gov. Gavin Newsom says many homeless people on the streets of San Francisco are from Texas. Former California assemblyman turned Texas resident Chuck DeVore reacts.

Increasing homelessness is transforming the landscape across many of our nation’s largest urban centers. People living on the streets are creating unsanitary conditions, engaging in threatening behavior and generally making our cities less inviting.
And there’s a paradox involved. Many of these cities have invited more homelessness in the first place – all in the name of compassion.

Undoubtedly, compassion is among the noblest of virtues. We could all use more of it. But when applying compassion to public policy, we must prioritize good judgment over good intentions.

Five years ago, California voters approved Proposition 47 – the Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative. This measure grants leniency to offenders whose crimes are deemed “nonviolent” and “nonserious.”

President Ronald Reagan was right when he said: “We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”

The initiative requires courts in many cases to hand down only misdemeanor sentences for crimes previously classified as felonies. These include offenses such as fraud, grand theft, shoplifting and the personal use of most illegal drugs.
San Francisco officials, particularly the city’s district attorney, played leading roles in promoting this compassionate vision. They promised a wide array of benefits, such as saving money by sending fewer people to jail.

Since Proposition 47 has gone into effect, however, the city has experienced discouraging trends, including a double-digit-percentage rise in homelessness in the last two years.

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Former San Francisco mayoral candidate Richie Greenberg told Fox News: “The intention was to help, of course, but what it really wound up doing is that it made San Francisco more attractive to those who are both homeless and those who are drug addicts to move here.”

Further, one must acknowledge the likelihood that reducing penalties for crimes such as illegal drug use might lead more people to indulge in such activities. This makes it more likely that more people will slide down the slippery path to addiction, homelessness and further crimes.

California is not the only place where going soft on crime has had negative effects on urban centers. Similar trends have occurred elsewhere. These realities beg the question: Can policies that make things intolerably worse for everyone really be called compassionate at all?.....

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overlord 08-24-2019 11:40 AM

The LA Times recently was debunking the fact that many of the homeless in Los Angeles are from out of state.

The facts remain very fluid at this point. Most of the homeless I have encountered have mental health issues.

FairladyZ 08-24-2019 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by overlord (Post 6464438)
Most of the homeless I have encountered have mental health issues.

Odds are stemming from drug abuse.....but as some claim, it's victimless! :cool:

LAMas 08-24-2019 11:59 AM

Some would be/belong in jail at a higher cost...compassion. :thumbup:

jimmyco 08-24-2019 12:06 PM

"I'm homeless."

"Where are you from?"

Alan 08-24-2019 12:16 PM

That shouldn't be funny - - but it is.


Quote:

Originally Posted by jimmyco (Post 6464450)
"I'm homeless."

"Where are you from?"


LAMas 08-24-2019 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimmyco (Post 6464450)
"I'm homeless."

"Where are you from?"

Do you live in a tent ...very popular on the sidewalks here.?

pt109 08-24-2019 02:13 PM

The nice thing about dating a homeless girl....
...you can drop her off anyplace

FairladyZ 08-24-2019 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pt109 (Post 6464517)
The nice thing about dating a homeless girl....
...you can drop her off anyplace

That was cold.....but I LOL'd! :killingme: :killingme: :killingme: :killingme:

overlord 08-24-2019 02:31 PM

It's all Raygun's fault. I've heard many a Californian tell me that and really believe it.

The " caca culture " has turned folks minds to sh.....t.

tom haney 08-24-2019 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jimmyco (Post 6464450)
"I'm homeless."

"Where are you from?"

I blame Republicans nationally who don't give a crap about the poor. They've always been about the rich getting richer. Look at the praise for Koch on here. Unbelievable. :angry:

tom haney 08-24-2019 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alan (Post 6464456)
That shouldn't be funny - - but it is.

Yeah, it's hilarious. You should try it sometime.

FairladyZ 08-24-2019 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tom haney (Post 6464580)
Yeah, it's hilarious. You should try it sometime.

I have...very briefly (a couple weeks of sleeping in my shop, my sisters living room floor, and in my car).... It wasn't fun. I immediately strove for better & to get out of that situation....and I didn't make a habit out of it, it never happened again.

pt109 08-24-2019 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tom haney (Post 6464580)
Yeah, it's hilarious. You should try it sometime.

“The poor will always be with us.”
That’s why I give to the Salvation Army

tom haney 08-24-2019 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pt109 (Post 6464589)
“The poor will always be with us.”
That’s why I give to the Salvation Army

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:


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