kutlis-thenarcissist Obviously criminalizing homeless people is a horrible thing to do. But sadly it’s becoming a trend here in the U.S., and there is at least a couple reasons for it.
One is what the article mentions: the pressure property owners put on local authorities to “clean up the streets” and remove poor people from the area. It effectively gentrifies city centers from even the sight of the destitute.
Unfortunately, these policies have been especially popular with local governments here in Florida. For example, in recent years there’s also been police crackdowns on public feedings of homeless people in Central Florida cities like Orlando and Daytona Beach.
And I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a connection between the ordinances Fort Lauderdale’s city council passed and the the private, for-profit prison industry here in the U.S.
saintkyril said: So what have you been up to these days? I've been really busy with life (working at Papa John's trying to make money and whatnot and working on some game projects).
Well, a lot has happened the last couple of months. I’m going to make a video sometime next week and publicly announce my future plans. It’s big enough news that I don’t want to randomly post about it in an ask…lol. So stay tuned.
And what game projects are you working on? Didn’t know you worked on that type of stuff.
I’m open to any questions you all have tonight. Please send them to my ask box.
White Professor: was slavery abolished?
me: well, slavery is still legal for the incarcerated
Professor: *laughs* no… anyone try to tell you slavery is legal.. its very wrong.. don’t believe people
me: what I mean is the thirteenth amendment outlawed slavery except for people convicted of a crime
professor: *keeps laughing* *class keeps laughing*, no that is outrageous why would we let slavery continue? that is very wrong..
me: *walks out of class and drops the class*
Amendment XIII (of the U.S. Constitution)
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.