"I worry about others more than I worry about myself because you got some people out here that haven't been through this. They don't have the experience of being outside."
Thanks for keeping us informed. The demands are reasonable and opening enough shelter beds would save money in costs to emergency services. Making housing in RI more affordable would help us with the population drain that almost cost us a seat in Congress in 2020.
Such eloquence! Billy and Danny share compassion for the newbies. The people form community/ family. The ultimate question is for each of us to answer “Where are we going to go? You know what I mean? It's like we receded into the woods to hide from the public face and then it's like a sore to look at us. This is our perspective.” (Billy)
If only people would aim their wrath at the real scammers like Amazon. Why get all outraged about the ugliness of encampments or the”scammers” living there? Why demonize these victims? Where is the humanity and compassion? What in hell is wrong with Smiley, et al?
great report- thank you