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(Planet Ivy)   Police solve homelessness once and for all. Key strategy: Take sleeping bags, food, and any other possessions and move them on   (planetivy.com) divider line 162
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2013-05-24 02:38:22 PM  
#$&ing nanny state and their cradle to grave care of people!

Person takes other person's stuff : Theft.
Person with badge takes other person's stuff: Confiscation.
 
2013-05-24 02:54:47 PM  
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2013-05-24 02:54:58 PM  
They are still playing nice, in a few years people will just disappear.
 
2013-05-24 02:55:29 PM  
If I'm walking down the street, I really don't like seeing people sleeping on it. Street is for walking, not sleeping. Learn to sleep walk or get the fark out.
 
2013-05-24 02:55:55 PM  
"The public rely on police to reduce the negative impact of rough sleepers"

Take away their stuff and they're still homeless. The only way that this strategy could solve the problem is if the homeless people froze or starved to death.

Sick.
 
2013-05-24 02:56:10 PM  
But this is the UK - The Daily Mail assures me that the welfare administration spends billions of dollars just to  find every last poor person they can, and then showers them in the wealth of the hardworking, unfairly taxed "real" Brits.

I've met too many homeless people who were their own worst enemies to really get up a sense of outrage, though.
 
2013-05-24 02:57:03 PM  
Dear Redbrigde Police: When did you decide not to honor our Veterans?

/1 in 4 Veterans are homeless
 
2013-05-24 02:57:56 PM  
Nothing to see here, just fascism at play
 
2013-05-24 02:58:35 PM  
Yeah I'm actually OK with this.
 
2013-05-24 02:59:27 PM  
I'm not saying you have to go home... but you can't stay here.

img2-1.timeinc.net
 
2013-05-24 02:59:53 PM  
Hey, I used to be homeless, but now I have a home, and you know what? The government still takes my stuff. Well, they take my money before I can buy stuff with it.
 
2013-05-24 03:00:15 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Dear Redbrigde Police: When did you decide not to honor our Veterans?

/1 in 4 Veterans are homeless


www.movievortex.com
 
2013-05-24 03:00:24 PM  
Poverty is a crime.
 
2013-05-24 03:00:24 PM  
Keep your crap off the sidewalk and put it behind the dumpster where it belongs.
 
2013-05-24 03:03:01 PM  
Unreasonable search and seizure, anyone?
 
2013-05-24 03:03:06 PM  
Your "heroes" at work, eh?
 
Ehh
2013-05-24 03:05:13 PM  
This is pretty much the approach Orwell described in The Road to Wigan Pier. Some things never change.
 
2013-05-24 03:06:23 PM  
Surely the can't be legally able to do that. That's shocking :/
 
2013-05-24 03:06:31 PM  

Notabunny: Unreasonable search and seizure, anyone?


If your not cop , your little people.
 
2013-05-24 03:07:18 PM  
How is this not outright theft? Confiscating food? What. The. FARK.
 
2013-05-24 03:07:20 PM  

Tunney: "The public rely on police to reduce the negative impact of rough sleepers"

Take away their stuff and they're still homeless. The only way that this strategy could solve the problem is if the homeless people froze or starved to death.

Sick.


Sounds like a final solution to the homeless problem.

/ I bet you did nazi that coming

// I keed, I keed
 
2013-05-24 03:08:16 PM  
I don't wanna sound all, like, bleeding heart or anything, but didn't the human race build all this nifty sh*t to serve the human race, not the other way around?
 
2013-05-24 03:11:05 PM  
In 1996 just ahead of the Olympics, Atlanta had a novel solution to the homeless problem, One-Way Bus Tickets anywhere in the US.  To hide the remaining homeless who stayed behind during the games they held a 3 week long party in a warehouse, with food, clothes, showers, booze, and beds.
 
2013-05-24 03:11:07 PM  

Notabunny: Unreasonable search and seizure, anyone?


I'm not sure that's a thing in England.

/ not a barrister;

// very tempted to make a reference to Dim of The yard; but, I don't think anybody saw that episode of Monty Python but me
 
2013-05-24 03:12:57 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Notabunny: Unreasonable search and seizure, anyone?

If your not cop , your little people.


Y'know, I'm pretty pro-cop. But does every single agency have to be sued? Don't they have a listserv or something? Jeesh!
 
2013-05-24 03:13:00 PM  

blatz514: The Irresponsible Captain: Dear Redbrigde Police: When did you decide not to honor our Veterans?

/1 in 4 Veterans are homeless

[www.movievortex.com image 445x649]


Where did you get that set of stats from?
 
2013-05-24 03:13:49 PM  

Tom_Slick: In 1996 just ahead of the Olympics, Atlanta had a novel solution to the homeless problem, One-Way Bus Tickets anywhere in the US.  To hide the remaining homeless who stayed behind during the games they held a 3 week long party in a warehouse, with food, clothes, showers, booze, and beds.


yeah but was it an open bar?
 
2013-05-24 03:13:54 PM  
LA tried this and the 9th court said nope (2-1 decision IIRC).  Unless you have enough shelter beds you can't kick confiscate property.  Honolulu is getting ready to do the same thing and I can't help but wonder if the courts won't tell them the same thing.  Since this is England I don't know what the laws are but I'm guessing they are walking a fine line.

/Matthew 25:31~46
//Things like this make me hope there is a God
 
2013-05-24 03:14:09 PM  

NathanAllen: I'm not saying you have to go home... but you can't stay here.

[img2-1.timeinc.net image 352x363]


^^ CAME FOR THIS !! ^^

/you want a war you can't win?
 
2013-05-24 03:16:05 PM  
Following the tradition of police everywhere.    To me they have been criminals with badges for a long time.
 
2013-05-24 03:17:20 PM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Tom_Slick: In 1996 just ahead of the Olympics, Atlanta had a novel solution to the homeless problem, One-Way Bus Tickets anywhere in the US.  To hide the remaining homeless who stayed behind during the games they held a 3 week long party in a warehouse, with food, clothes, showers, booze, and beds.

yeah but was it an open bar?


Yes, I think they got Budweiser to pay for beer, and since the state of Georgia has the most corrupt hard liquor distribution laws in the country, the disturbers had to pony up Hard Liquor as tribute.
 
2013-05-24 03:17:31 PM  

Notabunny: Evil Mackerel: Notabunny: Unreasonable search and seizure, anyone?

If your not cop , your little people.

Y'know, I'm pretty pro-cop. But does every single agency have to be sued? Don't they have a listserv or something? Jeesh!


So your not a "Blade Runner" fan.
 
2013-05-24 03:17:42 PM  

Notabunny: Unreasonable search and seizure, anyone?


The article doesn't specify, but if they're anything like our homeless population, they just leave their stuff sitting outside of whatever building they slept next to all day long while they're off doing other things.  So long as they're there with their stuff, I don't see any reason to take it, but if they just leave it on the sidewalk or wherever, then it should be fair game to disappear.
 
2013-05-24 03:18:22 PM  

Askura: blatz514: The Irresponsible Captain: Dear Redbrigde Police: When did you decide not to honor our Veterans?

/1 in 4 Veterans are homeless

[www.movievortex.com image 445x649]

Where did you get that set of stats from?


Fark, it's Friday. 1 in 4 homeless are Veterans. In the U.S. Apparently this is across the pond. I'm going home now. I can't brain anymore.
 
2013-05-24 03:18:48 PM  
THIS IS WHY FARTBONGO WANTS TO TAKE OUR GUNS
 
2013-05-24 03:20:10 PM  
HindiDiscoMonster has trouble reading to the ends of sentences, I think.
 
2013-05-24 03:20:20 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: /1 in 4 Veterans are homeless


There's no way that's true. Are you sure it's not the other way around, that 1 in 4 homeless people are veterans?
 
2013-05-24 03:20:26 PM  
What's all this then?
 
2013-05-24 03:21:33 PM  
I know most of them are addicted or nuts. But if the homeless population ever did become unified. Perhaps a charismatic hobo rises up and teaches them to fight.

society as a whole will regret allowing the gestapo to steal from them. It will regret chasing away people who just tried to feed those folks.

enough wealth exists in the world where not a single person should go without food or shelter. And yes the super wealthy should pay for it all. Hoarding wealth while people hunger is like hoarding water when people are thirsty.

eventually they just kill you and take it
 
2013-05-24 03:21:38 PM  
As if they're going to stop sleeping on the street.
 
2013-05-24 03:21:39 PM  
When you have them live near your house or business and are OK with that or actively work to provide the homeless shelter, food clothes and other services, I'll listen to your outrage over their treatment.

Until then STFU.
 
2013-05-24 03:21:40 PM  
Go be fat homeless somewhere else.
 
2013-05-24 03:21:45 PM  

iheartscotch: Notabunny: Unreasonable search and seizure, anyone?

I'm not sure that's a thing in England.

/ not a barrister;

// very tempted to make a reference to Dim of The yard; but, I don't think anybody saw that episode of Monty Python but me


Oh. Yeah. Ok, I admit I skimmed TFA while swilling beer #2. I suck. Hola, los huddled masses of Limies! Come to America. There are laws against this kind of crap here. Also, to us your accent sounds intelligent and persuasive no matter what you say. So we're likely to do what you say and give you stuff. Plus, we have sun.
 
2013-05-24 03:22:05 PM  

Begoggle: THIS IS WHY FARTBONGO WANTS TO TAKE OUR GUNS


I can't really score this but it's got that "I am being ironic" schtick and just enough "explosive fart in church" thing going to get a giggle.
 
2013-05-24 03:22:27 PM  

mathmonkey: HindiDiscoMonster has trouble reading to the ends of sentences, I think.


i am not knowing what you are meaning sir.....
SIR
SIR
 
2013-05-24 03:23:08 PM  
Back in the winter of '88-89 the city of Seattle chartered some buses, lured homeless people onto them with some cynical ruse, drove them down to San Francisco and dropped them off. I thought it was pretty amusing, but I was doing a lot of acid back then so most things were pretty and amusing.
 
2013-05-24 03:23:36 PM  

jaybeezey: What's all this then?


All the poor people that 35 years of "hooray for me, f*ck you" as an economic management scheme created coming back to piss in the petunias.
 
2013-05-24 03:24:52 PM  

bunner: Begoggle: THIS IS WHY FARTBONGO WANTS TO TAKE OUR GUNS

I can't really score this but it's got that "I am being ironic" schtick and just enough "explosive fart in church" thing going to get a giggle.


rumble farts are much funnier in church... you know the ones that go pop, pop, pop... like 30 times in a row in rapid succession and reverb nicely on those wooden pews....

/huhuhuh PEW...
 
2013-05-24 03:25:05 PM  

EkimProx: If I'm walking down the street, I really don't like seeing people sleeping on it. Street is for walking, not sleeping. Learn to sleep walk or get the fark out.


If I'm driving down the street, I really don't like seeing people walking on it. Street is for driving, not walking. Buy a car or get the fark out.
 
2013-05-24 03:26:08 PM  

wambu: When you have them live near your house or business and are OK with that or actively work to provide the homeless shelter, food clothes and other services, I'll listen to your outrage over their treatment.

Until then STFU.


You statement is ridiculous. STFU.
 
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