Precious Roy wrote:
The homeless in my area who are begging are almost always up to no good. One family was begging around Xmas time a few years ago with two little kids. People in the neighborhood took them in, put them up in a motel and bought the kids Xmas presents. They found the mom a job and tried to get them an apartment. The parents sold off the Xmas presents and used the cash they collected to go on a meth bender and the kids ended up in child protective services custody. I am as liberal as they come, but homelessness is not something that is helped through random acts of kindness and often such acts do more harm than good. Most of the homeless in my area are addicts and giving them spare change just gets them the chance to get more drugs.
Holy cow .... I need to quit Letsrun ... I agree with Precious Roy. Something I thought would never happen.