Thursday, January 12, 2012

Neighborhood Homeless 4 of 4

There have been a lot of homeless people living nearby. They have had a shopping center and gas station to buy food, woods to live in, and an Interstate Highway off ramp to beg from.  Recently, the Authorities have been making a concerted effort to get rid of them. One of the homeless fellows told me they arrested him and put him in jail for a few nights. I noted that at least he was able to get something to eat there. Anyway, I guess I won't see anymore homeless people around anymore. I sincerely hope they have moved on to better circumstances, but I fear that is not the case.

4 comments:

bigmax722 said...

the starkness of your images hurts...i only hope these poor people get some kind of a chance at life...

IndigoSpider said...

The only crime in homelessness is that society has not provided a better safety net or alternative. Arresting them, forcing them out of here, ok, then what? Homeless people are human beings, they want, need and deserve a dignified solution, not jail. Thank you for highlighting this sad, difficult situation.

Ed Bremson, MFA said...

thank you for your comment. Yes, it is a sad, difficult situation. I don't think it will be solved by trickle down economics. In fact, I think that just makes it worse. Our country will be a better country if there is a dignified solution to this problem. It will be a worse country if there is not.

kiyoshi said...

Homeless seems to be the problem throughout the developed countries. Many here in Japan, too. I hear more and more of them in a place like Honolulu, where I did not see any when I was living there about 20 years ago.
I am not a specialist in social issues, but I know a simple truth: sown seeds sprout. That means actions proceed result. Even homeless people themselves need to act in some way to change their situation. Just sitting around, waiting for someone to do for them will not do.

kuni (seehaikuhere: http://seehaikuhere.blogspot.com/)