Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jail the Homeless

Being homeless should be illegal.  It should be illegal because many homeless people are addicted to drugs or alcohol.  Many homeless people are mentally ill.  A fair portion of them are addicted and mentally ill.

If they are arrested, then they are put in jail.  In jail they get a clean, dry, warm bed.  They get free meals, three times a day.  They get free medical care for whatever illness they have.  They get free clothing and they get to bathe.

People arrested for being homeless should be tried like anyone else accused of a crime.  They should then be sentenced, depending on the number of previous convictions of homelessness and drug abuse status.  A first offense should bring only a couple days and night in jail.  Just enough to get cleaned up a bit.  A second offense, should get a month in jail.  Third offense, three months, and a fourth and subsequent offense a year; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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