Over the past 3 months, there were five arrests in the Lower Haight for fraud according to CrimeMapping.com. While the Lower Haight wages the war of resident versus homeless, we sometimes forget that it’s the very homeowners in our neighborhood that are possibly creating the homelessness situation on our sidewalks. Of course, I am being dramatic, but, historically, its bad manners to wage a one sided war.
Making it a fair fight in the short term will mean empowering the homeless. What kind of tools would make them effective against multi-millionaire homeowners? Right now, we may look at someone that is disenfranchised and assume they will never have any power. However, is that an educated viewpoint?
It is my opinion that voting against the homeless today could mean lining the pockets of lawyers for many decades to come. When I read up on the California Senate Bill 1234 Omnibus online, I am reminded of all the different facets that legally define a hate crime. That document is located here and is interesting reading for lovers and haters of the Sit/Lie Prop L vote.