Joe Blowme: Anti social tennants? The religion of peace will right at home
Millennium: Being a jerk should not be a crime.
AngryDesertDweller: I used to live next to renters who were "guest workers" from south of the border. 12-15 bodies in a 900 sq ft house with one bathroom, the place ran 24/7 . The worst was the blasting of that god awful polka music at 2AM right by my bedroom wall. Thank god the homeowner lost the house (pocketed the rent money) and split.
fyrewede: Millennium:Personally, I'm horrified by this. Being a jerk should not be a crime.I think that's oversimplifying it a bit. This is behavior that goes beyond "being a jerk" and, to quote TFA, "reflects hardening attitudes to routine anti-social behaviour that falls short of criminality."If you've ever lived with someone with a personality disorder (especially anti-social PD), you'll have some grasp of what a nightmare that can be, even if physical violence never occurs.Working 5+ years in Corrections gave me a much more realistic grasp of just what types of people can change, and how much (or in some cases, how little) certain types of people can change.Those with personality disorders frequently require *years* of therapy, and even if they commit to that and acknowledge that they need to change, there is no guarantee they won't backslide and no guarantee they won't get worse.I actually kind of agree that those who are polite, kind, help others, and try to get along with our neighbors should not have to be endlessly at the mercy of those whose sole concern is themselves and getting their own wants and needs gratified, regardless of the impact to others. I'm just not sure this is the answer (as appealing as it sounds at first glance).The problem is they're not all walking around with "A--hole!" or "Potential Serial Killer" tattooed on their foreheads either. Some of them are what we call high-functioning sociopaths -- they blend in nicely because they're good at putting on the appearance of propriety and covering their arses. These people often make it to the top of corporate ranks because they don't care who they step on to get there.The main reason this proposition is likely doomed to failure is that it would either have to discriminate against people who don't have young children, or risk subjecting the innocent children of rude/manipulative/deceptive parents to a life surrounded by dysfunctional people.I also have a life-sized picture of Soc ...
Swoop1809: Just wait til the Hipsters come in and gentrify it and the scum cant even afford to live in Scum Village anymore. They'll have to move to Cleveland.
liam76: Carousel Beast: fyrewede: I think that's oversimplifying it a bit. This is behavior that goes beyond "being a jerk" and, to quote TFA, "reflects hardening attitudes to routine anti-social behaviour that falls short of criminality."So, "you've committed no crime, but we're going to punish you anyway" ?Despite your wall of text, I don't believe you've thought this through.They aren't talking about forcing peopel who have bought their house or are paying rent to move.Thsi is for people living off the govt dime.I think if the govt is footingt he bill for you to live somewhere and you are a shiatty neighbor there is no reason the govt has to keep paying for you to live there.
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The project also involves setting up a special hotline and system for victims to report their problems to the authorities.[10think.com image 472x339]Got someone you don't like living in the neighborhood? A quick phone call can fix that right up for you.
Tat'dGreaser: I thought we just called it Baltimore?
doczoidberg: Scum Village would be a cool band name.
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