Seraphym: [static.comicvine.com image 610x391]Vagrancy: 3 weeks Iso-Cube. How do you plead?
DROxINxTHExWIND: Itstoearly: So homeless people get arrested and go to jail, where they get a free bed, free food, free healthcare......restriction of movement, abuse, ass rape...its a paradise.
FirstDennis: .So, what would you guys do with a population of people who are penniless and have nowhere to sleep? and many of them have mental disorders or addictions.
Apik0r0s: What's so sad about this is that so many of the homeless are Veterans.
DROxINxTHExWIND: The homeless in SC will just tie a blanket to a string . . .
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Pontious Pilates: INeedAName: The issues are education, mental health access, and equality. Three things at which South Carolina sucks massively.You just named three things that can't be fixed in a single election cycle. So good luck with that.
Summercat: FirstDennis: .So, what would you guys do with a population of people who are penniless and have nowhere to sleep? and many of them have mental disorders or addictions.Get them somewhere we can treat the disorders and addictions, get them reasonable and able to function, then work from there getting them somewhere they can support themselves.It'd cost money, but it's the Christian thing to do./farking Prosperity Gospel.
Two_Noodles: Summercat: FirstDennis: .So, what would you guys do with a population of people who are penniless and have nowhere to sleep? and many of them have mental disorders or addictions.Get them somewhere we can treat the disorders and addictions, get them reasonable and able to function, then work from there getting them somewhere they can support themselves.It'd cost money, but it's the Christian thing to do./farking Prosperity Gospel.I would make aggressive panhandling and public intoxication, urination etc crimes...but mostly punishable with probation and enlistment into a well-being program. Give them a case worker and a psychologist where they go for a counseling session once a week in exchange for $20 to buy food or booze or whatever. Heck, maybe make it entirely voluntary but with paperwork cooperation through the legal aid office. Also, having a can and bottle deposit helps give the homeless something relatively benign and helpful to do (although if you are stuck in the recycle line behind the homeless guy who is mouth-inflating 75 plastic water bottles so that the upc scanner reads them correctly, you may change your mind on that last one).Also, a homeless shelter for sleeping and eating meals would be good. Showers, lockers, a PO box and a cheap phone could help them get a job if they want one, then pay it back on the honor system.
DROxINxTHExWIND: Meh. If old movies have taught me anything its that this isn't really a problem. The homeless in SC will just tie a blanket to a string, hop on an empty boxcar and jump off in another state. The residents of the new town they come into will be suspicious and rude, at first. But, at the lowest moment, they'll be presented with an opportunity to redeam themselves, like saving a baby from a well, or beating up an attacker who was trying to rape the mayor's daughter. The police will think that the homeless man is the suspect, but the mayor's daughter will throw herself to protect him and let the local sheriffs know that he actually SAVED her. Meanwhile, evidence left at the scene will reveal that the real rapist is actually a powerful socialite who has been the leader of the towns anti-homelessness movement. He tries to run, but after a breif struggle with the homeless man, who is now a hero, he is brought to justice.Fast forward to a year later...the homeless man, who is now married to the mayor's daughter, is in charge of a state-of-the-art center where the homeless from across the nation come to be treated with dignity and get job training. He'll go back to South Carolina for a business meeting where he'll meet face-to-face with the legislator who ran him out of town. The legislator, knowing that he's been defeated, is about to speak when the homeless man interups and says, "thank you for not believing in me". Then, he casually walks down the hall to go to his meeting. The legislator stands, with a look on his face that letsyou know he now understands the error of his ways./scene
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