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2020-06-25 3:28:37 PM  
It's Fox... after the commercials they'll have an infographic showing the percentage of homeless with tents and refrigerators
 
2020-06-25 3:43:09 PM  

Opacity: It's Fox... after the commercials they'll have an infographic showing the percentage of homeless with tents and refrigerators


And a picture of half a dozen people comprising the total "300" that they claim.
 
2020-06-25 4:08:18 PM  
FOXNews: liberals are idiots because problems exist that conservatives will not fix.
 
2020-06-25 4:21:15 PM  
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2020-06-25 4:22:38 PM  
If only there were someone else they could call to help? Maybe someone that provides services to those in need, maybe train them in a social sciences background?  We could call it...  social services?

Has a nice ring to it even!
 
2020-06-25 4:25:36 PM  
It's already unconstitutional in at least parts of the country to prevent homeless people from camping in parks (unless there are shelter beds available).  I don't think this applies nationwide yet, but it eventually will.

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/16/788435​1​63/supreme-court-wont-hear-case-to-tic​ket-homeless-for-sleeping-in-public-sp​aces
 
2020-06-25 4:25:44 PM  
Traffic has reportedly increased in the neighborhood around Powderhorn Park, as drug dealers seek to meet their clientele displaced during the civil unrest, rioting and looting following Floyd's death at the end of May.

Tucker Carlson reportedly picks up day laborers at Home Depot, and pays them to choke him in the shower.
 
2020-06-25 4:25:49 PM  

You're Not Special: If only there were someone else they could call to help? Maybe someone that provides services to those in need, maybe train them in a social sciences background?  We could call it...  social services?

Has a nice ring to it even!


Where would they get the funding for such a thing?  I suppose they could defund another organization, but who?
 
2020-06-25 4:25:49 PM  
"I'm not being judgmental," Carrie Nightshade, 44, told the Times, explaining she no longer allows her children, 12 and 9, to play in the park by themselves. "It's not personal. It's just not safe.

That is, in fact, making a judgement.
 
2020-06-25 4:26:44 PM  
Since when have the police ever been an appropriate response to the homeless?
 
hej
2020-06-25 4:27:37 PM  
What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?
 
2020-06-25 4:29:02 PM  

hej: What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?


People found out what life is like when you Defund the Police?
 
2020-06-25 4:29:16 PM  

CarnySaur: You're Not Special: If only there were someone else they could call to help? Maybe someone that provides services to those in need, maybe train them in a social sciences background?  We could call it...  social services?

Has a nice ring to it even!

Where would they get the funding for such a thing?  I suppose they could defund another organization, but who?


Not necessary. Hundreds of farkers are standing by in their mothers' basements, tweeting encouragement.
 
2020-06-25 4:30:22 PM  
"It's not personal, it's just not safe"

Yes, Karen, anyone with a working brain and actual life experience could've told you this.

/when keeping it woke goes wrong
 
2020-06-25 4:30:23 PM  

hej: What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?


Watching hippies confront reality is always amusing.
 
2020-06-25 4:30:55 PM  
So... guaranteed housing as a human right, and a universal basic income?
 
2020-06-25 4:31:40 PM  

hej: What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?


the suspicious orangeness of Tucker Carlson?
 
2020-06-25 4:31:48 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Traffic has reportedly increased in the neighborhood around Powderhorn Park, as drug dealers seek to meet their clientele displaced during the civil unrest, rioting and looting following Floyd's death at the end of May.

Tucker Carlson reportedly picks up day laborers at Home Depot, and pays them to choke him in the shower.


So you already burned through the tip money
 
hej
2020-06-25 4:32:18 PM  

Geotpf: hej: What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?

People found out what life is like when you Defund the Police?


Does that create homelessness?
 
2020-06-25 4:32:43 PM  

Geotpf: hej: What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?

People found out what life is like when you Defund the Police?


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2020-06-25 4:33:51 PM  

hej: What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?


It's amusing to watch naive idiots get what they ask for.

See also: communist and socialist revolutions
 
2020-06-25 4:34:29 PM  
"...Been thinking more about it," Erickson said in a text message to a reporter. "I regret calling the police. It was my instinct but I wish it hadn't been. I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops..."


They had a gun pointed at your chest, which is a pretty firm indicator they had no regard for your life. If anyone could have died, it's you. You're lucky to still be alive. Enjoy your poor choices.
 
2020-06-25 4:35:05 PM  
You know what would solve this? Tax cuts for the rich.
 
2020-06-25 4:35:16 PM  
FTA: Another resident, Mitchell Erickson, said he regretted calling 911 when two black teenagers cornered him a block away from his home, held a gun to his chest and demanded his car keys. Erickson said he mistakenly handed over his house keys, and the frustrated teens left him only to steal another car a few blocks away.
"Been thinking more about it," Erickson said in a text message to a reporter. "I regret calling the police. It was my instinct but I wish it hadn't been. I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops."
"Yeah I know and yeah it was scary but the cops didn't really have much to add after I called them," he continued. "I haven't been forced to think like this before. So I would have lost my car. So what? At least no one would have been killed."

Hold on Mitch, so you'll just give your car away if someone demands it? And then not report it next time? What kind of car is it and what's your address?
 
2020-06-25 4:35:33 PM  
Which is more dangerous 300 homeless or the cops? I'm going with "the cops".
 
2020-06-25 4:35:39 PM  

Geotpf: People found out what life is like when you Defund the Police?


Mouser: Watching hippies confront reality is always amusing.


This is NEITHER of those things.

The police aren't defunded there yet, I don't think, and even if they are and magically the funding has been redirected into SOCIAL SERVICES, there just hadn't been enough time to catch these people at the bottom yet. Setting up more shelters that are safe takes time. Setting up programs takes time.

CALLING THE COPS TO GET HOMELESS PEOPLE BEAT, THROWN IN JAIL AND SLAPPED WITH FINES THEY CAN NOT PAY WHICH DEEPENS THE CYCLE DOES NOT HELP.

You want to help? Advocate. Advocate for housing as a right, advocate for UBI, advocate for better programs that get the homeless off the streets. Advocate for more money for social services. Donate to local shelters and local food banks. THAT ACTUALLY  HELPS.

THE COPS ACTIVELY MAKE THIS PROBLEM WORSE.

/hell to some degree, the police CREATE homelessness
 
2020-06-25 4:35:47 PM  
300 people living in a park with no sanitary facilities?...
 
2020-06-25 4:36:17 PM  
Sounds like a chunk of the police budget should be carved out to pay for social workers, shelters and other assistance for the homeless.
 
2020-06-25 4:38:03 PM  

hej: Geotpf: hej: What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?

People found out what life is like when you Defund the Police?

Does that create homelessness?


It moved them from areas where the police previously would roust them, yes.

Of course, as I pointed out, as soon as the 9th Circuit's ruling on homelessness applies nationwide, every public park in the country will be a mini-homeless encampment.
 
2020-06-25 4:39:34 PM  
Look on my works ye mighty, and despair....
 
2020-06-25 4:40:26 PM  

Boojum2k: "I'm not being judgmental," Carrie Nightshade, 44, told the Times, explaining she no longer allows her children, 12 and 9, to play in the park by themselves. "It's not personal. It's just not safe.

That is, in fact, making a judgement.


I had a friend recently tell me she is not judgemental or tells others what to do, but she know others who are judgmental and wishes they would stop. I tried to explain that was actually being judgemental to others and she couldn't understand how it was.
 
2020-06-25 4:41:50 PM  
Also, all of you here bashing the homeless?

CARES Act is about to expire. Those delayed evictions are about to hit. We're at what, 30% unemployment?

Yeah. Connect some dots, homelessness is about to skyrocket. The system in place is already overburdened. It's about to get twisted.
 
2020-06-25 4:44:44 PM  

Ringshadow: Also, all of you here bashing the homeless?

CARES Act is about to expire. Those delayed evictions are about to hit. We're at what, 30% unemployment?

Yeah. Connect some dots, homelessness is about to skyrocket. The system in place is already overburdened. It's about to get twisted.


They will be placed in certain camps now that there is less illegal immigrants crossing borders lately.
 
2020-06-25 4:45:03 PM  

Ringshadow: Also, all of you here bashing the homeless?

CARES Act is about to expire. Those delayed evictions are about to hit. We're at what, 30% unemployment?

Yeah. Connect some dots, homelessness is about to skyrocket. The system in place is already overburdened. It's about to get twisted.


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2020-06-25 4:46:29 PM  
 they're only fake poor once they cash that check from Soros for causing disruption!

/s
 
2020-06-25 4:47:09 PM  
"Community finds itself, begins helping each other"
 
2020-06-25 4:47:51 PM  
There was already a sizable homeless population in that area, with a small camp with tents not far from the 3rd precinct.
 
2020-06-25 4:48:04 PM  

Gaddiel: Sounds like a chunk of the police budget should be carved out to pay for social workers, shelters and other assistance for the homeless.


Seems an easy enough discussion to have during contract negotiations.
Did you solve homelessness? No.
Did you solve substance abuse? No.
Did you eliminate mental health problems? No.
Did you eliminate marriage and family dysfunction? No.
Then we're going to quit paying you to fail at those things, and hire trained professionals instead.
 
2020-06-25 4:50:20 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Traffic has reportedly increased in the neighborhood around Powderhorn Park, as drug dealers seek to meet their clientele displaced during the civil unrest, rioting and looting following Floyd's death at the end of May.

Tucker Carlson reportedly picks up day laborers at Home Depot, and pays them to choke him in the shower.


Reportedly, that's all that's on his Instagram.
 
2020-06-25 4:50:23 PM  
How is this an original article? It's totally ripped off from the NYT article, down to the people's quotes. With no credit given to the Times.

It's just made to slant toward Fox viewership.
 
2020-06-25 4:50:48 PM  

WhiskeySticks: FTA: Another resident, Mitchell Erickson, said he regretted calling 911 when two black teenagers cornered him a block away from his home, held a gun to his chest and demanded his car keys. Erickson said he mistakenly handed over his house keys, and the frustrated teens left him only to steal another car a few blocks away.
"Been thinking more about it," Erickson said in a text message to a reporter. "I regret calling the police. It was my instinct but I wish it hadn't been. I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops."
"Yeah I know and yeah it was scary but the cops didn't really have much to add after I called them," he continued. "I haven't been forced to think like this before. So I would have lost my car. So what? At least no one would have been killed."

Hold on Mitch, so you'll just give your car away if someone demands it? And then not report it next time? What kind of car is it and what's your address?


Mitch can keep his damn car. I don't want a vehicle with urine and feces stains on the front seat.
 
2020-06-25 4:51:05 PM  

Geotpf: hej: Geotpf: hej: What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?

People found out what life is like when you Defund the Police?

Does that create homelessness?

It moved them from areas where the police previously would roust them, yes.

Of course, as I pointed out, as soon as the 9th Circuit's ruling on homelessness applies nationwide, every public park in the country will be a mini-homeless encampment.


Yeah, and the places where the winos and junkies had congregated before were such lovely places for their presence. Share the wealth, I say! If some schmoe pumping his arm full of impure, unsterile narcotics is good enough for my porch steps, it's good enough for yours.
 
2020-06-25 4:51:38 PM  

Geotpf: hej: What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?

People found out what life is like when you Defund the Police?


Even the article doesn't say the police were defunded.  It just says people stopped calling them.

Admittedly, this is from Fox News, so it's probably just some bullshiat propaganda piece pulled directly out of Tucker Carlson's rancid asshole, but even they aren't saying the police were defunded.

But I guess even Fox News 'alternative facts' aren't enough for someone who's already decided what they want to believe.  So, you be you, I guess.
 
2020-06-25 4:51:45 PM  
I don't understand what the problem is. The Democrats run the city. They have for decades. What went wrong?

Is this how Biden is going to run the country?
 
2020-06-25 4:52:04 PM  

edmo: FOXNews: liberals are idiots because problems exist that conservatives will not fix.



Conservatives wont fix?
LOL.
What big city that a liberal runs is in good shape?
 
2020-06-25 4:52:54 PM  

Geotpf: hej: What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?

People found out what life is like when you Defund the Police?


Shh.  Stop with the logic around here.
 
2020-06-25 4:54:02 PM  

WhiskeySticks: FTA: Another resident, Mitchell Erickson, said he regretted calling 911 when two black teenagers cornered him a block away from his home, held a gun to his chest and demanded his car keys. Erickson said he mistakenly handed over his house keys, and the frustrated teens left him only to steal another car a few blocks away.
"Been thinking more about it," Erickson said in a text message to a reporter. "I regret calling the police. It was my instinct but I wish it hadn't been. I put those boys in danger of death by calling the cops."
"Yeah I know and yeah it was scary but the cops didn't really have much to add after I called them," he continued. "I haven't been forced to think like this before. So I would have lost my car. So what? At least no one would have been killed."


Do people really think like that?

If I'd been robbed at gunpoint, I would have wanted the robber dead AND whatever half-literate teen mother that failed to raise him correctly.
 
2020-06-25 4:54:05 PM  

Dangerous_sociopath: Ringshadow: Also, all of you here bashing the homeless?

CARES Act is about to expire. Those delayed evictions are about to hit. We're at what, 30% unemployment?

Yeah. Connect some dots, homelessness is about to skyrocket. The system in place is already overburdened. It's about to get twisted.

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/The difference between homeless and murderhobo?
 
2020-06-25 4:56:13 PM  

Geotpf: hej: What the actual fark is amusing about this, subbhole?

People found out what life is like when you Defund the Police?


No no, it's Ms. Rainbow Spirit Sweetgrass, proud "f*ck authority, the people should rule in natural anarchy" activist resident  discreetly  boarding up her Powderhorn quaint mid-century bungalow and freaking out about  the future of her property value.
 
2020-06-25 4:56:28 PM  
Here's the NYT article for comparison. "Danielle Wallace" of Fox just cut and paste parts of it, summarized others, and added her own right-wing commentary without giving credit to the reporters that got the quotes, did the research, and wrote the story.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/24/us​/​minneapolis-george-floyd-police.html
 
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