MechaPyx: Strongbeerrules: What did he do to anyone?Didn't pay the rent.
TuteTibiImperes: So the police dismantle the ramshackle sleeping area of a (seemingly illegal) Chinese immigrant who seems to have some mental health issues (just based on him up and leaving his family to live on the streets of NYC and the fact that they mentioned he has trouble finishing sentences) and they just set him loose to camp out in a McDonalds?I agree that people shouldn't be living in the bridge, but neither should they be living in fast food restaurants. There needs to be a bit more followup than 'hey, we threw out your bed' and a pat on the ass.
johncb76006: Sorry, pissing on the bike riders below
RanDomino: miniflea: I'm not sure what this guy's problem is, but I doubt that getting too good at menial jobs is it. I'd feel sorry for the guy, but some people just can't be, or don't want to be helped.Therefore, death?
Mr_Crink: They keep taking away our freedoms.
Mr_Crink: It's not about bridge trespass at all. I just found out that Donald Trump's second cousin twice removed made a deal with Mayor Bloomburg to develop those bridge cubby holes into luxury studio apartments. It turns out that the squatter is an operative of a Chinese developer who planned to develop the bridge spaces as affordable housing until Trump's distant relative somehow persuaded Bloomburg to turn the contract over to him. Was there a bribe involved? Maybe a kickback promised? Some people might claim that. Turn on the lights and watch the cockroaches scatter! That's how the government operates these days. They keep taking away our freedoms. We the people need to rise up and take our country back.
wildcardjack: Isn't there a whole Chinese-American community in NYC? He's managed to alienate himself from them.
picturescrazy: TomD9938: picturescrazy: He's not hurting anyone being up there and made himself a decent shelter that's out of everyone's way. Why kick him out?Well sure, you could let this guy stay, but where do you stop? There has to be a limit to the number of shanties we allow to be built within a bridge's super structure.Forty's a good number. Fifty or more would obviously be ridiculous.Can we settle at 45? It's a bit much but gives the bridge some character.
FreakinB: Article doesn't say which McDonalds, but I hope it's not the one by West 4th St station. What a horrendous place that is.
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