Las Vegas bans feeding homeless in parks 76 replies

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EON_MagicMan

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#1 12 years ago

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060721/ap_on_re_us/no_feeding_homeless This law has gone into effect, targeting apparent 'mobile soup-kitchens' that feed the homeless, the reason being that with the large gatherings of homeless in the parks, others can't use them. The hope is that the homeless will use city centers or charities that are more helpful than soup kitchens. The punishment for setting up one of these mobile soup kitchens: max penalty of $1000 and six months in jail. My take: targetting charities that feed the poor is kind of stupid, especially considering the weather in Las Vegas. God forbid their gambling/tourism industry suffers. The whole charity thing is optional, and to ban people from being charitous towards the homeless (regardless of views, whether you think they're lazy or just unfortunate) is retarded.




Chris

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#2 12 years ago

:eek:

They're homeless, for God's sake. Let them use the parks to eat, they need food etc. more than the rich.

Yet another way for Las Vegas to try and drag the tourists in:

"No added homeless people!"

They can count me out.




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#3 12 years ago

I remember we had a similar thing happen in Tampa.

Its as simple as this: If the government is not willing to step up their help for the homeless, then that is when these groups appear, and they are getting penalized for helping people who can't help themselves? That is screwed up. But omfg "what are we going to do with those homeless that are in our parks? maybe we should kick out the people who encourage them to meet there for food!"

If the government isn't willing to help the homeless, then by all means, let these people help.




Aeroflot

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#4 12 years ago

Aren't these park supposed to be, PUBLIC? I don't think that a lack of a home makes you any less the public.




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#5 12 years ago
AeroflotAren't these park supposed to be, PUBLIC? I don't think that a lack of a home makes you any less the public.

EXACTLY! they're pretty much killing people, in order to attract more tourists, it's just plain retarded, yes, i called the Las Vegas City Council retarded.




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#6 12 years ago
who can't help themselves

Find me a homeless person who lost his job and was forced to live under a bridge. They like being homeless. They like not having to work for anything. They like not having any responsbility. All the soup stands are doing is encoraging this behavior.

Get a job bums, and stop leeching off of people. And don't give me any "there are no jobs" crap. There are jobs out there. They are not the best paying or most glamarous jobs out there, but they will get you off the street.




Napalm

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#7 12 years ago

Hmm, I dont think you get it, pethegreat. The law is trying to force people to leave the parks and seek help at designed shelters. Many homeless people are drug addicts or mentally ill, so there is not this lazy mentality. Las Vegas wants the homeless to leave the parks because they are turning them into places of residence instead of going to a shelter to find help. By removing the ability to stay in the park they are forcing them to find help. This is not the best way to remedy this problem, but if you have homes and business who live near a park with homeless people, "some of whom have people urinating and defecating in front of their door".




Aeroflot

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#8 12 years ago

The homeless don't like the shelters anyways... or they'd be in them.




Fez Boy

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#9 12 years ago

PethegreatFind me a homeless person who lost his job and was forced to live under a bridge. They like being homeless. They like not having to work for anything. They like not having any responsbility. All the soup stands are doing is encoraging this behavior.

Get a job bums, and stop leeching off of people. And don't give me any "there are no jobs" crap. There are jobs out there. They are not the best paying or most glamarous jobs out there, but they will get you off the street.

What you say is all very well and good, but you don't actually know what you're talking about, do you? A close friend of my family was homeless for two years. He hated every moment of it.

Perhaps it might be a good idea to back up your opinions with a bit of fact.




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#10 12 years ago
Fez BoyPerhaps it might be a good idea to back up your opinions with a bit of fact.

"A close friend of my family was homeless for two years. He hated every moment of it." - Fez Boy. Good one. :rolleyes:

The "fact" is that Pethegreat is completely right. The very great majority of the homeless are there because they put themselves there. If they want to eat, they can go to a shelter. If they "don't like the shelter" then guess what: tough shit!

However, I am opposed to this law, but not because I have any sympathy whatsoever for the homeless (except for the mentally handicapped among them).