What happens if you reward bad behavior?
Stop me if you can’t believe this, but you get more of it. And then even more of it. Then you start whining that all the places that aren’t putting up with it are the ones who are really to blame.
How dare LA County cities enforce the law and stop the destruction of their cities? How dare they discriminate against typhus.
You’ve gotta explain the rising bum population and typhus problem somehow.
One day after Los Angeles received confirmation of a major increase in its homeless population, two City Council members said they want to look into legal strategies to force nearby cities to provide shelter beds or allow people to sleep on their sidewalks.
That will solve that problem.
1. Spread typhus to other cities.
Buscaino and Bonin said that for years, their constituents believed that, with sidewalk encampments allowed in their city and not in other communities nearby, homeless individuals would gravitate to their neighborhoods.
This is a fascinating theory. Los Angeles should test it by legalizing heroin and seeing if it works.
Here’s more whining about it at, of all places, FOX News.
The road is a border between worlds. On the north side of the famed street is Los Angeles — and a sidewalk packed with sun-bleached tents, dirty sleeping bags, bikes in various states of disrepair and even a few surfboards belonging to residents of the underpass’ homeless population. On the south side is Culver City, a storied moviemaking hub and a peaceful suburban oasis.
On a recent weekday morning, Culver City’s side was noticeably bereft of any sign of the homeless sprawl just across the street, save for a lone tent.
Why won’t Culver City take its legal share of the typhus? And the aggravated assaults.
The councilmembers argue that some neighboring cities are openly disobeying a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from last year that found that prosecuting homeless people for sleeping on public property when they have no access to a shelter was in violation of the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
1. There are plenty of shelters
2. That decision is from Boise, Idaho, not Southern California. There are major differences in living conditions.
3. The decision is insane gibberish even by the sewer low standards of the 9th Circuit Court whose members can barely tie their shoes. Banning people from soiling your sidewalk on city property is not a punishment of any kind.
But it’s good to know that proggie judges don’t consider infecting city workers with typhus to be cruel and unusual punishment. They might change their minds if a major homeless encampment was set up next door.
“We’re shining a light on the 9th Circuit decision because we’re doubtful some of these cities are even aware of the 9th Circuit ruling,” Kvartuc said. “Councilmember Buscaino is just asking other cities to do what Los Angeles is doing, because it’s one of the few cities in the region doing something about the homelessness crisis.”
Yes, making it much worse.
“I came across to this side because I don’t want to get harassed by the Culver City cops,” Tzarina, a recovering heroin user who has been living on the L.A. side of the underpass for about three months, told Fox News. “Los Angeles is more open, more understanding of our situation here.”
She added: “In Culver City, it’s like the suburbs. They don’t want to see you there.”
That’s how you solve bad behavior. You stop tolerating it.
Or you can reward and enable it.
That’s how you get skid row and typhus.