The Currency of Homelessness

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I heard our local police chief refer to homeless people as an eyesore. An eyesore. Like a junkyard, like old wet carpet piled at the curb, like boarded up, burned out buildings on main street. Living breathing people seen as an eyesore.

He wasn’t speaking about his department’s official policy toward homelessness, as in, their mission was to reduce community eyesores. He was just talking off the cuff, albeit to…

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Progressive activist, daily blogger at https://redswrap.wordpress.com. Politics, feminism, aging, and family.

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Jan Wilberg

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Progressive activist, daily blogger at https://redswrap.wordpress.com. Politics, feminism, aging, and family.

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