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(WWL-AM)   New Orleans begins rounding up the homeless to get them off the streets. Seemed like a good plan, 'till someone realized it's not illegal to live on the streets in New Orleans   (wwl.com) divider line 50
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2008-02-28 11:25:50 PM
Why would legality be an obstacle to New Orleans?

Never has been before.
 
2008-02-28 11:26:29 PM
Sad and Ironic too.
 
2008-02-28 11:26:36 PM
I wonder what the streets have to say about all this.
 
2008-02-28 11:27:22 PM
So what happens if they outlaw living on the streets everywhere? Everyone thinks the homeless are a problem that will just go away as long as they are somewhere else.
 
2008-02-28 11:28:38 PM
The streets are dangerous.

/should live on the sidewalks instead
 
2008-02-28 11:29:18 PM
What happens in New Orleans stays in...ahh...never mind.

/Turd world cesspool
 
2008-02-28 11:30:01 PM
Just tell the homeless people there's going to be a law against living in the street and they'll all run out and buy houses.
 
2008-02-28 11:34:58 PM
From the article: They forgot to update the online version of the law.

I wonder what kind of security they have on the average city ordinance web page, and what kind of mischief someone could get away with by editing the laws. I mean, who's got the time to have that stuff in actual print form these days?
 
2008-02-28 11:35:15 PM
The unfolding saga of the Chocolate City.

Just how bad did those FEMA trailers smell inside?
 
2008-02-28 11:36:50 PM
Change, Got some change?
 
2008-02-28 11:36:52 PM
picturescrazy: So what happens if they outlaw living on the streets everywhere? Everyone thinks the homeless are a problem that will just go away as long as they are somewhere else.

Well they could just throw people without food or shelter in jail, that would teach th... oh wait...
 
2008-02-28 11:37:23 PM
Moses Fields sounds like the name of a homeless camp.
 
2008-02-28 11:38:16 PM
My web browser did not like that link. Clicker beware.
 
2008-02-28 11:40:02 PM
The city is actually in pretty nice shape again, I was there a few weeks ago. The French Quarter and downtown are back to what they used to be, but some outlying areas aren't quite there. However, under one overpass, there's dozens of tents with people living in them. I think that's what they're trying to crack down on here.
 
2008-02-28 11:40:12 PM
I thought FEMA flooded this area long ago. Must have been those darn liberals who balked at the idea.
 
2008-02-28 11:44:47 PM
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.
 
2008-02-28 11:46:36 PM
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2008-02-28 11:47:28 PM
picturescrazy: So what happens if they outlaw living on the streets everywhere?

People either find a place to stay, or get arrested.

Everyone thinks the homeless are a problem that will just go away as long as they are somewhere else.

Um, Yes. If they go way, they have ... gone away.
 
2008-02-28 11:52:22 PM
nga plz...
 
2008-02-28 11:58:51 PM
i68.photobucket.com

NAGIND.

/My Boobies.
//still a very sad place to drive by, NTL...
 
2008-02-28 11:59:39 PM
Actually, the answer is quite simple: Quit feeding them, and they go elsewhere.

Quit feeding them everywhere, and they go to work somewhere.

We have made it too easy to be a failure in America. No penalty for bad decisions, therefore no incentive to do better.

\\\ Our bad.
 
2008-02-29 12:02:38 AM
Why not make it so homeless people can elect to go to prison. They et food/shelter, and the streets are made safer.

/just thought of this
 
2008-02-29 12:03:51 AM
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Actually, I posted a link on Fark just last week, where homeless people are breaking into foreclosed houses and squatting there.


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2008-02-29 12:04:35 AM
olddinosaur: Actually, the answer is quite simple: Quit feeding them, and they go elsewhere.

Quit feeding them everywhere, and they go to work somewhere.




My solution:

In New Orleans, feed the homeless to the nutria....or feed the nutria to the homeless.
 
2008-02-29 12:05:52 AM
olddinosaur: Actually, the answer is quite simple: Quit feeding them, and they go elsewhere.

Quit feeding them everywhere, and they go to work somewhere.

We have made it too easy to be a failure in America. No penalty for bad decisions, therefore no incentive to do better.

\\\ Our bad.



About ten years ago, I was coming off Bourbon St. It was about 3am and had about a mile to walk to the hotel. I walked right by three bums on the street cooking a farking plucked pigeon on a coat hanger over a coffee can of burning newspaper.

I really don't think food is going to be an issue for them.
 
2008-02-29 12:06:50 AM
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Gotta love it
 
2008-02-29 12:09:16 AM
The_Sponge:
My solution:

In New Orleans, feed the homeless to the nutria....or feed the nutria to the homeless.



Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Give a fish a man and it'll eat for days.
 
2008-02-29 12:11:36 AM
Why not just create a tax for living on the street. If it's good enough to stop global warming, it ought to have no trouble here.
 
2008-02-29 12:18:37 AM
Jose628

I lol'd. You asshole.
 
2008-02-29 12:18:43 AM
picturescrazy: So what happens if they outlaw living on the streets everywhere? Everyone thinks the homeless are a problem that will just go away as long as they are somewhere else.

When the homeless are outlawed, only outlaws will be homeless.
 
2008-02-29 12:22:36 AM
Nocens: olddinosaur: Actually, the answer is quite simple: Quit feeding them, and they go elsewhere.

Quit feeding them everywhere, and they go to work somewhere.

We have made it too easy to be a failure in America. No penalty for bad decisions, therefore no incentive to do better.

\\\ Our bad.


About ten years ago, I was coming off Bourbon St. It was about 3am and had about a mile to walk to the hotel. I walked right by three bums on the street cooking a farking plucked pigeon on a coat hanger over a coffee can of burning newspaper.

I really don't think food is going to be an issue for them.


This. I don't know about the rest of you folks, but I certainly don't "feed" the homeless and rarely give them change. They acquire most of their food through a combination of garbage bins and purchases bought with money earned from recyclables. Shelters in my area are very few and far between.
 
2008-02-29 12:24:23 AM
Aarontology: Jose628

I lol'd. You asshole.


Another one then, less funny though:

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2008-02-29 12:25:47 AM
Jose628: Another one then, less funny though:

Nice.

*right click, save*
 
2008-02-29 12:28:25 AM
I haven't seen homeless people with tents before! neat pic.

/just cardboard boxes
//or was that a fema tent lot in the article
///probably safer than the trailers
 
2008-02-29 12:28:46 AM
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Chocolate City!?

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2008-02-29 12:36:14 AM
Smokey The Bear: Why not make it so homeless people can elect to go to prison. They et food/shelter, and the streets are made safer.

/just thought of this


Because most prisons in the U.S. (and the U.K. too) are woefully overcrowed.
 
2008-02-29 12:43:14 AM
picturescrazy: So what happens if they outlaw living on the streets everywhere? Everyone thinks the homeless are a problem that will just go away as long as they are somewhere else.

Then eventually the homeless will all be in jail, getting 3 squares a day and a pot to piss in, literally. Sounds like the liberal dream solution to the homeless =p
 
2008-02-29 01:08:47 AM
The job isn't done until they are shot dead, ground up into hamburger, and fed to welfare queens.
 
2008-02-29 01:22:49 AM
picturescrazy: Everyone thinks the homeless are a problem that will just go away as long as they are somewhere else.


Well... yes. That seems like it'd work.
 
2008-02-29 02:18:40 AM
Raharu: Change, Got some change?

I pass a woman on my way to work every morning at around 6:50am and she asks me for change. I just keep thinking "shiat lady, if you're going to be a farking bum you might as well sleep in. If you're going to be up this early get a farking job."
 
2008-02-29 04:55:26 AM
The way it works is that as long as someone can get by then you are ok.
Take a look at most sidewalks, they usually have at least 2 squares, as long as 1 of then is clear then the cops have to leave you alone unless you are doing something

NOW CAMPING can be illegal, so the tents have to come down everyday unless the city decides to leave them alone, or just break it up every month or so.

Those that are using drugs out in the open when the cops roll by are the ones going to get arrested, with the others told to pack up (I had a decent place I made but it was also on a city councils commute so he saw what the rest oft hem were doing so for a couple of months it was across the street, then across the street till we had made it back to the original spot.
It DID at least lose MOST of those doing drugs/drinking
 
2008-02-29 06:40:36 AM
Will probably ship them to Houston like the other trash.
 
2008-02-29 07:02:08 AM
Those people aren't homeless, they are tent-enabled.
 
2008-02-29 10:57:29 AM
Are they going to send them to Houston to add to all the human garbage they already sent?
 
2008-02-29 11:08:30 AM
Blubble: Are they going to send them to Houston to add to all the human garbage they already sent?

Wow, you're a true vulgarian, aren't you?
 
2008-02-29 04:14:36 PM
Do what Atlanta does: send the homeless to New Orleans...oh wait, now I see the problem.
 
2008-02-29 04:37:43 PM
Since nobody bothered to read the article, and nobody knows what they're talking about, I'll inject an apparently unwelcome word of truth to this "discussion":

The homeless people in question--who are (as one, and only one, lucent commenter noted) living in a tent city under an 1-10 overpass--are not being arrested. They are being sent to hotels, rental properties, existing shelters, and a new shelter constructed specifically to house them. (new window)

But some of them don't want to leave their tent city. The question is: Can the police force them to leave? The answer is: No, it's legal to live on the street, because a city law against that behavior was struck down in higher court and no new law was passed.

So, to make sure even the stupidest Farkers understand:
1. Nobody is being arrested.
2. Nobody is being thrown under a bus.
3. This isn't a general measure to attack homelessness, but a specific action to deal with a tent city that's been persisting for several months.
4. All of the homeless will be sheltered, if they want to move. This article deals with the ones who don't want to move.

Comprende? Me uze smaler wurds nxt time?
 
2008-03-01 01:50:56 AM
saburai: So, to make sure even the stupidest Farkers understand:
1. Nobody is being arrested.
2. Nobody is being thrown under a bus.
3. This isn't a general measure to attack homelessness, but a specific action to deal with a tent city that's been persisting for several months.
4. All of the homeless will be sheltered, if they want to move. This article deals with the ones who don't want to move.

Comprende? Me uze smaler wurds nxt time?


Thanks for killing the thread with your so-called "facts", man.
 
2008-03-01 08:11:18 AM
It's public land, they're the public, why can't they stay there?
 
2008-03-01 11:57:40 AM
I went down to New Orleans Oct, 5th 2005. I was one of those FEMA contracted debris removal workers. I slept under the I-10 near the greyhound for weeks.

The national guard that patrols the city would send anyone who was found outside after curfew to New Orleans Parish Prison for 45 days if they violated curfew. Since the jail was flooded and there was no computers running to run your record it was all phone and snail mail.

For the most part they left all of us who came in search of work alone, but sometimes they'd haul people in for standing in the doorway of their destroyed home they were staying in after curfew. Accusing them of looting their own house.

They use to store all the flooded vehicles under the I-10 some friends slept in most of them well others on cardboard with plastic for blankets.A carpenter from Chicago slept in a bloody stained ambulance under the highway. There was also a tent city in city park which they made you pay like $120 a week to put a tent up at. The city itself between the I-10 and the end of the french quarter was left pretty much untouched except for canal street. Since the french were smart and built the city on the highest ground point. We were dumb and built around that.

The public assistance in New Orleans is a joke other then the St.Judes church on rampart street which was the only place people really had to depend on for food,clothes, or shelter.

Sadly enough it was the only mortuary chapel that would bury people during the plague too.

Most of the people staying in tents are Haitians, Mexicans, Hondurans, drunks, druggies, and those of us who were looking for work or were working.

You could walk around with $5,000 in your pocket and the only housing you'd get a is a one room apartment with a toilet that doesn't work. A hole in your room leaking water, and if your lucky maybe enough electric still to run the one light bulb so you could watch for the creepy crawlies on the floor. I choose to sleep on the street for a few months saving money, then hooked up with a company that shelled the 2200 a month for the livable shiathole.
 
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