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Homeless and misunderstood

on April 3, 2010

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When is a homeless person a vagrant nuisance? And when is a homeless person just a fellow human being victimized by circumstance and bad luck? Sometimes with the indigent, there’s more than meets the eye. Sam Laird reports.


  1. Peter on April 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    You know, the Bay Area is so very wealthy, with beautiful homes and communities. Poverty isn’t “pretty” and we don’t often like to look at it, much less be accosted every twenty steps for “spare change, cigarettes, booze”. We need more low-income housing, by now, at age 50, all I can see is that the wealthy Bay Area really doesn’t care that much. Just keep them out of sight, and therefore, out of mind, as much as possible.

  2. gucciluxury on April 4, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Would like to see more articles

  3. Sara on April 7, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Some of the families with young children in the Temescal/Rockridge area are currently dealing with a situation in which human feces is repeatedly left inside the toddler playground at Redondo Park. This has been going on for approximately five months. Sometimes the feces is covered with the wood chips. Other times it is left on the fence. After my one year old son got some feces on his hand last week, we have stopped going to the park. There is a grassy area around the toddler area, so the person could go there or use the portable bathroom at FROG park. What can we do? Other than avoiding the park, I am at a loss.

  4. jimsing59 on May 4, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Sleep in Oct 8 City County Bldg Pittsburgh

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