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(Washington Post)   A humane and thoughtful analysis of the homelessness problem, specifically the approach demanded in a groundbreaking lawsuit in Southern California, with some hope for the future, by noted compassionate thinker (checks notes) Hugh Hewitt?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2021-04-12 9:57:37 AM  
Well, that is strange. Conservatives usually don't give a shiat about anyone unless it benefits them directly. I wonder if google can crack this conundrum.

Oh... it turns out Hugh Hewitt lives and teaches in Sothern California.

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I'm SHOCKED!!1!

/garbage motherfarker
 
2021-04-12 7:19:36 PM  
How do you solve a homeless crisis in a courtroom?

/ jury duty?
 
2021-04-12 8:44:52 PM  

AlgaeRancher: How do you solve a homeless crisis in a courtroom?

/ jury duty?


You hold court in the streets.....and declare everyone guilty
 
2021-04-12 8:47:28 PM  
Remember when KOA campgrounds were the kind of place you wanted to take your family for a weekend to connect with nature not upscale homeless encampments?
 
2021-04-12 8:51:35 PM  

Jiggatron69: AlgaeRancher: How do you solve a homeless crisis in a courtroom?

/ jury duty?

You hold court in the streets.....and declare everyone guilty


easy there , dredd .
 
2021-04-12 8:51:38 PM  
How do other countries handle it?
 
2021-04-12 8:52:38 PM  

skyotter: How do other countries handle it?


Actually giving a sh*t about their people instead of considering homelessness, addiction, etc. a personal failing?
 
2021-04-12 8:52:52 PM  
Its not empathy on his part. He is juzt tired of seeing them. They offend his delicate sensibilities.
 
2021-04-12 8:57:48 PM  
I know there is one talk radio guy who has a soft spot for homeless people becausehe had a brother vanish for a few years, and they found him living on the streets eventually.  I do not think it was Hewitt, but I remember the whole conservative shell had a tiny crack in that area where he could personally see his beliefs on how the world worked failed to match up with that reality.
 
2021-04-12 9:00:13 PM  
Destruction of mental healthcare system by Reagan, throwing people who need support or more out on the streets to get addicted.

The criminalization of being poor.

The return of the guilded age and destruction of unions and the living wage for the working people.

The stigmatization of having mental health problems.

The usurpation of American housing as not places for people to live, but investments (or criminal money laundering vehicles) for rich assholes who never live in them.

The inability for anyone who isn't among the chosen to be blessed with reliable access to a doctor.

All of them need to be addressed if we're going to seriously do anything about homelessness. Now remember that the GQP would rather burn society to the ground than let nonwhites benefit from making progress against these problems.
 
2021-04-12 9:00:14 PM  

winedrinkingman: I know there is one talk radio guy who has a soft spot for homeless people becausehe had a brother vanish for a few years, and they found him living on the streets eventually.  I do not think it was Hewitt, but I remember the whole conservative shell had a tiny crack in that area where he could personally see his beliefs on how the world worked failed to match up with that reality.


Wait. Hold on. He changed his beliefs abruptly once things impacted him personally? Conservatives never do that.
 
2021-04-12 9:03:41 PM  
I'm pretty sure Hugh Hewitt is the world's #1 consumer of Soylent Ochre which is a side brand specifically made from elderly homeless people...he has specific dietary restrictions
/that's the only way I can explain this article
 
2021-04-12 9:05:12 PM  
He's just happy the court is gonna slap the liberals in the state and local government.
 
2021-04-12 9:13:16 PM  
Having lived in DTLA, near Skid Row, it's worse than pictures show.  Took a coworker down there years ago, he was a Ranger who was in Mogadishu during that kerfuffle.  He didn't believe places like that existed in the US and said that it's worse than Somalia.

One of the big problems, beyond not dealing with it, is that it's not just LA's problem.  LA, SF, NYC, etc are the recipients of other cities shipping their homeless in.  This takes a national problem and imports it to the cities.  This would only be made worse if suddenly NY/SF/LA suddenly found the secret sauce to solve homelessness.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvg7b​a​/instead-of-helping-homeless-people-ci​ties-are-bussing-them-out-of-town
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/n​g​-interactive/2017/dec/20/bussed-out-am​erica-moves-homeless-people-country-st​udy

Another problem is the homeless issue is a decades long problem.  Being mayor of a big city is politically tenuous to begin with, add to that implementing a multi million dollar, multi year solution, that won't begin to show benefits for at least one election cycle?  Yeah, no one wants to touch that.

/Also, Hugh Hewitt can suck it.  Just because a broken clock is right twice a day, doesn't mean you should rely on it for anything.
 
2021-04-12 9:16:24 PM  

Jiggatron69: AlgaeRancher: How do you solve a homeless crisis in a courtroom?

/ jury duty?

You hold court in the streets.....and declare everyone guilty


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2021-04-12 9:21:31 PM  
Don't feed the troll, don't click TFA.

Saw TFA on the wapo site yesterday, accidentally clicked it before noticing it was Hewitt. Nope, I do not want to give that hack even one click. Ok so my ad blocker probably messes up their analytics tracking anyway but it's the principle of it...
 
2021-04-12 9:31:48 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: winedrinkingman: I know there is one talk radio guy who has a soft spot for homeless people becausehe had a brother vanish for a few years, and they found him living on the streets eventually.  I do not think it was Hewitt, but I remember the whole conservative shell had a tiny crack in that area where he could personally see his beliefs on how the world worked failed to match up with that reality.

Wait. Hold on. He changed his beliefs abruptly once things impacted him personally? Conservatives never do that.


I think he was a local guy.  I don't think he ever went big, probably because he was self aware enough to change his beliefs.  That probably doesn't sell when corporate sponsors are looking for lap dogs to bark out whatever noise they want them to.
 
2021-04-12 9:44:30 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Remember when KOA campgrounds were the kind of place you wanted to take your family for a weekend to connect with nature not upscale homeless encampments?


"I prefer that reminders if society's moral failings be kept far away from my privileged leisure"
 
2021-04-12 9:47:47 PM  
It is well past time for basic minimum income.
 
2021-04-12 9:58:28 PM  

dsmith42: Its not empathy on his part. He is juzt tired of seeing them. They offend his delicate sensibilities.


Yep. And he's also doing that conservative thing where they pretend to give even half a shiat about the marginalized and the downtrodden because it makes liberals look bad. See: concern for mental health and the fates of the residents of Chicago after a mass shooting.
 
2021-04-12 10:20:33 PM  

austerity101: fragMasterFlash: Remember when KOA campgrounds were the kind of place you wanted to take your family for a weekend to connect with nature not upscale homeless encampments?

"I prefer that reminders if society's moral failings be kept far away from my privileged leisure"


Family vacations happen at most every level of the economic spectrum. By repurposing destinations accessible to nearly every family on that spectrum as temporary housing for the displaced those lower on the spectrum lose out on the ability to put their cares aside to hike or do some lake fishing. You should be able to drown some trout bait with your kids without risking hepatitis from some addict bleeding/puking all over the campground bathrooms, and you shouldn't need to be a Rockefeller to be able to afford to do that.
 
2021-04-12 10:42:23 PM  
In other news, you democrats are doing a helluva humane job on the border...


'Child Abuse' at Texas Border Patrol Facility
Youtube qL4V3ib5rE4


'Child Abuse' at Texas Border Patrol Facility - Apr 12, 2021
 
2021-04-12 11:18:49 PM  

fragMasterFlash: austerity101: fragMasterFlash: Remember when KOA campgrounds were the kind of place you wanted to take your family for a weekend to connect with nature not upscale homeless encampments?

"I prefer that reminders if society's moral failings be kept far away from my privileged leisure"

Family vacations happen at most every level of the economic spectrum. By repurposing destinations accessible to nearly every family on that spectrum as temporary housing for the displaced those lower on the spectrum lose out on the ability to put their cares aside to hike or do some lake fishing. You should be able to drown some trout bait with your kids without risking hepatitis from some addict bleeding/puking all over the campground bathrooms, and you shouldn't need to be a Rockefeller to be able to afford to do that.


"The poor are diseased and they need to be kept away from us" is like a step away from Nazi speak, dude. Holy living f*ck.
 
2021-04-13 1:38:38 AM  
We know where this will go. First mandated housing, then cell phones, then cars, then unlimited health care, then the drug of their choice, then sexual support and relief, then cable, internet and so on. This never happens the first year-- just a little more each year.
 
2021-04-13 2:06:46 AM  
An actual Godwin in the flesh.

/sad but true
 
2021-04-13 2:06:47 AM  

Giant Clown Shoe: Well, that is strange. Conservatives usually don't give a shiat about anyone unless it benefits them directly. I wonder if google can crack this conundrum.

Oh... it turns out Hugh Hewitt lives and teaches in Sothern California.

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I'm SHOCKED!!1!

/garbage motherfarker


Zero to ad hominem in one post, Fark is performing well. And now that that's behind us, perhaps you'll share your specific problems with what he wrote. Unless your only objection is who wrote it.
 
2021-04-13 2:15:07 AM  

erik-k: Destruction of mental healthcare system by Reagan, throwing people who need support or more out on the streets to get addicted.


This trope gets repeated endlessly, yet in 40 YEARS no Democratic administration has seen fit to reverse whatever it was that you all think Reagan did. And by the way, he was dealing with  a Democratic Congress, so if he did something against the mentally ill, they were his accomplices.
 
2021-04-13 4:37:09 AM  
The biggest issue the CITY of Los Angeles has, that people perhaps don't realize, is that its surrounded by the much larger (and in places has incorporated within it) the COUNTY of Los Angeles. And has to the south Orange county, that bastion of conservatism, the recent swing to purple notwithstanding.

It does the city no good at all to keep trying to "do something" about homelessness, if Santa Ana keeps sweeping up their homeless and gleefully dumping them across the city border into LA. Those 60,000 homeless were 35,000 a couple years ago; and it's not a coincidence that the OC homeless population keeps declining.

Nor is it coincidental that the city of Costa Mesa, for one, closed all their halfway houses two years ago; or that Long Beach just did a big round up of their homeless this past February and moved them all conveniently away from Long Beach.  Just in time for this legal action...

While I don't doubt money has gone astray, I also know for a fact that other cities and counties are working overtime to make sure the homeless problem is NIMBY'd into LA and out of their town as quietly as possible.
 
2021-04-13 5:33:43 AM  

erik-k: Destruction of mental healthcare system by Reagan, throwing people who need support or more out on the streets to get addicted.

The criminalization of being poor.

The return of the guilded age and destruction of unions and the living wage for the working people.

The stigmatization of having mental health problems.

The usurpation of American housing as not places for people to live, but investments (or criminal money laundering vehicles) for rich assholes who never live in them.

The inability for anyone who isn't among the chosen to be blessed with reliable access to a doctor.

All of them need to be addressed if we're going to seriously do anything about homelessness. Now remember that the GQP would rather burn society to the ground than let nonwhites benefit from making progress against these problems.


    THIS!! SO MUCH THIS...
 
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