We had a homeless camp set up on the periphery of our neighborhood a short time ago. I called the police a few times to get the homeless people to move on. So I’m sympathetic to the neighborhood concerns there. If what they did was wrong, I’m no better than they are.
As a society, we need to do better for our citizens than create an economy where sleeping under a highway overpass seems like your best option, and then taking that away from them too.
Some citizens of San Diego are urging the government to let the homeless set up micro-houses on vacant lots. Sounds like a good idea to me.
City decision to put rocks under overpass draws praise from residents, criticism from homeless advocates [Gary Warth – San Diego Union Tribune]