It's not about doing something nice for the homeless, it's about getting the homeless out of sight. The City cleans the streets and provides public trash cans, too.
Frankieb makes a fair enough point, so how about soliciting donations for the warehouse from anybody who's in favor of it? In fact, lets take up a collection from those who care about public trash cans and street sweepers.
If the City can't collect enough to maintain sanitation, then they fire all the City laborers, don't sign the lease for the warehouse, and refund the donations. Civil servants are just glorified welfare recipients, anyway; including the mayor and the president of Portland State University.
I'm sure firefighters are just thrilled at this idea.
Well, I guess Dante James has found SOMETHING to do in this useless office.
Besides collecting handsome checks, that is.
I think we should just purchase every R2D2er their own home, and pay property taxes and utilities for them too.
Throw in a hot tub for the hell of it.
Farenheit451 my friends! how cool
The City should just rent the fucking warehouse, even though nobody else is interested in it and that deadline is just high pressure sales bullshit.
Just make it nice and cozy.
If it's such a good idea, then people will be happy to take advantage of the opportunity for a roof over their heads. After the lease is up, the campers will just go where ever else they want. If it's a bad idea, then the mayor's political rhetoric will come back to bite him in the ass.
There is no reason for the City to have to buy any high priced real estate, or make a deal with any unincorporated, unofficial spokes people, in any event.
Say, how would you like to pass inspection? Oh, my, look at this over grown lawn, cluttered basement, and flickering fluorescent lighting.
Any pie in the sky to keep from having to invite the homeless to sleep on the floor of the Merc.
Any pie in the sky to stall from having to invite the homeless to sleep on the floor of the Merc.
We need to assign a reporter to get arrested and put on suicide watch, in order to report a first hand, inside account. Somebody like Dan Savage ought to fit the part.
The cause of the problem of over crowding is prodigious frivolous charges, such as sleeping on dogshit in the park, and smoking grass. Subsequently, as a further result, no one's Right to a speedy trial is ever honored.
If the Pigs only arrested criminals instead of the victimless accused, then there would be ample time for the prosecutors and courts to conduct speedy trials.
Anyone incarcerated who didn't receive a trial within 48 hours of having been arrested, must be released, and fairly compensated for unlawful detention. The Sheriff and his accomplices need to repay the stolen money or stand trial forthwith.
Carey turns Teplitsky out to do the dirty work, while he can sit back and claim plausible deniability when the slip shod study gets shot down. Talk about pimps prostituting innocent girls.
The misleading study from Portland State University attempts to redefine "Human Trafficking," to preclude the actual true meaning, narrowing the term from global to local, thus obfuscating the importation of kidnap victims from Third World foreign countries into the United States. Portland State University advocates Globalism, and cannot tolerate the news of any events which might undermine that agenda.
Dr Christopher Carey and his grad student helper, Lena Teplitsky would have us believe that Human Trafficking is when a pimp sits home in his rat infested Albina apartment playing with his X-Box, and sends his girl out on a bus to SE 82nd Avenue. I wonder how well Professor Carey handles object relations with his young charge?
Such is a typical example of the sort of academic fraud that goes on at Portland State University. Honesty would be to title the study as of local street prostitution.
I suppose it would be too much effort to investigate the brothels. Or is the real purpose to erect a straw man in order to knock it down as if the problem has been solved. To get the public attention on street prostitution as if that were human trafficking, through a quarter million at the tip of the iceberg, then declare victory, leaving the sordid details of real human trafficking safely submerged in the underground sewers.
Christopher Carey, PhD, JD of Portland State University
and Lena Teplitsky, Portland State MPH Candidate
SUBJECT: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in the Portland Metro Area
Human Trafficking: the recruitment, harboring, transporting, obtaining, or
maintaining of a person by means of force, fraud or coercion, for purposes of
involuntary servitude, debt bondage, slavery, or participation in the sex trade.
It's just a boondoggle and canard, same as the so-called, War on Drugs. The Portland State University study and Mandy Fritz are using street hookers as a scapegoat, in order to eliminate cheap competition for organized crime which runs speak easy type high class brothels with girls abducted from China, Central America, and Eastern Europe.
Looking at the statistics, most of the girls are white, have never been abused, and not gang affiliated. It's not clear how many in that group are addicted to drugs, but only about 40% of those in all groups are not, so statistically, it might be possible that none in this group are addicted to drugs.
I think it's fair to conclude, that many if not most hookers in Portland, based on the study from Portland State University, are in the profession by choice. Therefore, the priority for law enforcement and social work, ought to be focused on blacks.
Sex Trafficking at Portland State University
Do it for the children. You don't need to define the problem. Just say that there's a problem and ask for lots of money. If anyone turns you down, simply accuse everybody of abusing a victim. Now, is Amanda Fritz saying that law enforcement isn't doing it's job in Portland, or is she saying that women don't have the right to work in the profession of their choice?
Where is the journalism on this? How about a story on what this supposed sex trafficking is all about? Does this have anything to do with lack of security at the borders of the United States, or are we talking about organized crime from Chicago, New York or Las Vegas moving into Portland?
How does Fritz feel about me taking a little vacation to Pattaya, where the US pays millions of dollars to Thailand to keep prostitution illegal? Thailand is happy to oblige, so it has become socially taboo to refer to the bar girls as hookers. There, any nice girl who wants to meet new guys, go out on a date and make a few bucks can have an easy opportunity. The girls are perfectly free to come and go. They are enthusiastic, almost ecstatic to have some fun and profit. In Thailand and in the Philippines, women treat American men like rock stars. Nobody forces these gals to do anything, but their families often do appreciate the money that most of these ladies send home.
Also in Thailand, extremely young girls can be rented and abused, but not by foreigners. That takes place in slummy areas where no tourist would want to go or would even be welcomed. All the millions of dollars in US bribery does nothing to stop that despicable evil. Does this happen in Portland? If Amanda Fritz has ever defined the term sex trafficking and explained in detail the situation in Portland, I've never read or heard about it; certainly not in the Merc.
Sex trafficking? Like illegal aliens from Central America being smuggled in through Mexico to Arizona, then bussed into Portland, or Tibetan nationals kidnapped and shipped in containers to the Port of Portland? I suppose there could be legally sponsored blonde Ukranian immigrants here being coerced by the Russian mafia under threat of being sent back to the former Soviet bloc, but just exactly what the hell is Fritz talking about? How about scholarships for black teenage hookers from Albina?
If only the Happy Rangers had responded to the frivolous complaint against Billy Monroe at Lair Hill Park, instead of the brutal, fucking, pigs, the City could have saved $2.3M plus legal fees and other expenses, not to mention the hog sized payroll for pigs.
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