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Reader: Boulder idiots enable homeless criminals

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Lots of readers took the opportunity to share their views about a Boulder proposal intended to stop "social misbehavior," with members of the homeless community being among the primary targets. Here's the take of a person who thinks a crackdown is more than justified, even though he hasn't always had a roof over his head.

Jay Baca writes:

ABOUT TIME! For those of you who don't have family there in College, here is what happens. They demand to use your cell phone and get violent if you say no, They follow you until you offer them something, They have raped. They have been in several violent altercations, they break into your cars. Still feeling sorry for them? We have facilities in Denver for this and this is where they migrate from. Why? Because they know Boulder is going easy on the crimes because of fools who enable it. I have volunteered with the new homeless and chronic homeless for 15 years and was also homeless myself at one time. I know the walk and the talk. Wake up!

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Clint Jahn
Clint Jahn

I love those fuckers who panhandle outside restaurants claiming they are "hungry" and when you give them some food they throw it in the trash. Then there are the ones who want "a dollar" until the wallet or purse opens, and they yell, "I need more than this for a hotel room! Gimme TWENTY dollars!" Invest in Mace.

Jay Baca
Jay Baca

Nay Sayers- understand this post and not label it with political philosophy or sides. If you give them the handout it will supply their problem in more cases than not with addictions. Anyone of us who have been in the trenches knows this and Ricks post is the solution to the problem and I'll tell you why- Medical, The chronic homeless are not going to be looking for a job any time soon their have been cases yes but more than likely not. So you have a person with mental health issues or disabilities. It is cheaper to house them and offer employment opportunities where they can receive proper medical and some sort of long term care rather than going to emergency rooms and the tax payer gets hit. Here is what is cruel about handouts and think about it- would you give a heroin addict, cocaine addict, alcoholic money for a fix? welp that's what it is when you give that dollar or change. Mentally stable new homeless people usually already are working with some case worker helping their situation especially with family. Then you need to understand that some people like being homeless. Some more food for thought- just how comfortable are you building a homeless shelter next to an elementary school. Offering food is something from the heart and everyone wants to believe it is with good intent, but think of it like this- if you have a friend who bugs you for food or money eventually you tell him /her no, then they move on. If Boulder would stop doing this they would be forced to migrate where the resources are and that's Denver, they have been working with Colorado's homeless longer than any other City here and understand the aforementioned they are more capable and centralized for the walking homeless to find shelter, food and medical. If you still think I have no compassion or I am the idiot. Then challenge yourself to prove me wrong and take the homeless challenge- Go live on the streets of Denver for a month in the dead of winter and then try it in Boulder and see just how warm it is.....oh and bring a football helmet because if your homeless in Boulder the cook kids will beat your head in, spit on you,threaten you while your sleeping. But your cool with that right.

Sean Dolan
Sean Dolan

There are truly people who need a helping hand and then there are professional bums....that's the problem in Boulder.

Bruce Tidaback
Bruce Tidaback

Years ago Boulder built a multi million dollar facility that attracts homeless folks even from out of state. I found myself homeless, and without that facility, I just don't know what would of happened to me me..but you have to want to get out of the mess, and I met folks that made a career out of being homeless. That was like their job! Just blew me away! I met a fellow who got drunk and fell asleep with his feet in Boulder Creek, and lost all his toes..my gosh!

stanley1
stanley1

"Why? Because they know Boulder is going easy on the crimes because of fools who enable it."


Yep, it's called Libtardism.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @Jay Baca "Then you need to understand that some people like being homeless. "


And who the fuck are you to deny other people the freedom to live as they desire, you bigoted piece of shit?



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@rootsrhythmband @stanley1  ... those that are most overtly hateful and fearful of the "homeless" are often those only one missed paycheck away from being evicted from their low-rent apartments.



wishingwellsounds
wishingwellsounds

@DonkeyHotay @rootsrhythmband@stanley1 Man you have entirely missed the whole Boat. Your ranting and your making no sense. Let me bring you up to speed. It's all about the protection of the homeless ( the ones who want it) if your so dam self righteous why don't you let the chronic homeless take up residency in your back yard at your home and see how long your, "the compassionate one" last's when they come flooding. 

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”

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