March 29, 2018

Katie Hopkins on Skid Row: Why this man is chained to a fence

Katie HopkinsShillman Fellow

 

While reporting from Skid Row in Los Angeles (the "home" of 4000 men and women, and ten times as many rats), I met Catholic Worker activist Kaleb.

He tells me that over 800 people died on the streets of Los Angeles last year, and he decided to do something about it...

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commented 2018-03-30 16:50:47 -0400
That’s CHEK News I was talking about, not CKTB… My mind’s back in St. Catharines now and then…
commented 2018-03-30 02:29:56 -0400
That’s the bottom line Liza Rosie, isn’t it? :- “Most of these street people have mental illness and drug addiction problems. No city needs injection sites, they need to scoop these people off the street and clean them up. They will never not be a problem to themselves, never mind the tax payer if they don’t get clean.”.. The madness has spread so far in cities like Victoria that we have CKTB News giving airtime a few days ago to a woman with FOUR kids out of wedlock demanding not only free housing but access to injection sites…Yet, the fact that such lethal combinations are an affront to how normal society functions, is given “sympathetic news coverage” almost on an nightly basis… Some Western European nations in the past decade have signalled that they have a death wish… Coming soon for Canadians to decide when is the same “tipping point”…
commented 2018-03-30 00:29:35 -0400
If Trudeau didn’t bring in 50,000 ME Refugees and let in so many Haitians and Africans under US care, we could have used those billions to help out our own disadvantaged people.
commented 2018-03-29 21:50:20 -0400
Most of these street people have mental illness and drug addiction problems. No city needs injection sites, they need to scoop these people off the street and clean them up. They will never not be a problem to themselves, never mind the tax payer if they don’t get clean. Once clean many options become available. I am all for programs to house and prepare these people for independent life, but not if continued drug use is a part of the equation.

Trump could close up that border and cut down on the drugs and illegals coming in. We are even suffering from fentanyl and heroin in our Canadian cities on a mass scale, many deaths and a large part of it comes up from the south. Even small cities like Kamloops and Kelowna are affected.

Any effort will be a short term fix if we don’t stop the drugs, clean them up and prepare them for a job, something other than street life. Affordable housing for sure, but only for those who play by the rules. The initial stop should be rehab. May have to build and man institutions specializing in getting people on their feet, or to keep them if they can’t.
We can’t leave them to live in their own filth in the streets, for their own good and ours.
commented 2018-03-29 19:39:44 -0400
It’s heartbreaking to see the plight of the people in these tent cities. Tens of thousands without enough money to live. Just heartbreaking. I don’t know what could be more dangerous than to try to survive on streets filled with criminals, with nothing more than a tent and a few belongings.
commented 2018-03-29 18:15:35 -0400
You wanna feed the poor, GRAB A LADLE or some other from of volunteer work. Demanding the government do more then patting yourself on the back does not mean you give a damn.