Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Clueless in Hondo

I guess I'm somehow just not getting the nuance here.

San Fransisco is finally (ok,some of the taxpayers) are finally getting tired of being hasseled by bums and 'the homeless'.
So what does our 'compassionate' city do to make them behave? Well, they'll fine them if they don't move along.

Ok, so here's what I don't understand.
The goal is to get them to stop loitering and panhandeling -by fining them.
Those people don't have money to pay those fines, firstly.
Added to the basic idea that if they actually GAVE A CR@P, they wouldn't be where they are to get caught camping on the streets.

So if they can't pay, why fine them? If they could pay- they won't because they're bums who are bums for a reason.

What are you going to do? Fine them more if they don't pay?


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  2. You have to remember which state you're talking about.

    "There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience.
    And then there is California."
    -Edward Abbey