Summaries—GreenEggsandHam

Seizing Gear From the Homeless

It is counterintuitive that cities confiscate belongings from the homeless that keep them safe and warm in the winter. This decade alone, a 70 percent increase in laws banning overnight camping have enabled cities to endanger the homeless by seizing their property and thwarting their efforts to reclaim them. The death from exposure of one Los Angeles whose blanket was seized has sparked a backlash from activist groups in cities from Seattle to Honolulu. No jurisdiction should make it alright for people to die in the cold.

Seattle’s homeless population been under extreme fire from the city. The city decided that the best way to deal with the overpopulation of homeless individuals is to have “sweeps” of homeless camps. City workers come in and confiscate  everything on sight, leaving homeless with nothing left. however, homeless rights activists have put the city under fire. Calling out civil rights violations due to protocol not being totally followed, they dialed it down a bit. However, no seizing of property should be under jurisdiction, as it severely endangers the homeless.

Sweeps are also very common in San Francisco and Honolulu. In San Franscisco, city workers seized everything from beds to stove. San Francisco city workers did a sixth month raid, they only preserving 23 seized belongings. in Honolulu it gets no better, as homeless individuals reported losing medics,identification, and heir tents during sweeps. In cities all across America, city workers are performing homeless sweeps. This civil rights violation needs to end, or more people will die.

 

The Street Level Solution

P1. It seems counterintuitive that housing the homeless doesn’t fix the homeless problem. People become homeless for many different reasons, not just simply that they can’t afford a home. Many become homeless, due to head trauma that affects how they think and act. Anyone can receive a severe bump on the head, that creates the illness that many homeless have. These people don’t just simply need a house, they need to be put in an environment that will help them. They need to have their mental problems addressed, and fixed.If their mental problems just geth thrown to the side, and they are just given housing, many will end up right back on the street.

P3. Often, the best solution for these homeless people, with mental issues, is to be put in a community environment. There they can receive the help and support they need to overcome their issue. Many join community gardens and many take different classes. At a common ground site in New York, 188 formerly homeless people found jobs due to a community like atmosphere. Sometimes, all a homeless person needs  is shelter, but to think that the only problem is simply not having a home only feeds into the problem.

Trump Hasn’t Said much about Homelessness

P1. It seems counterintuitive that Donald Trump hasn’t said much about homelessness. He a ran his campaign largely on helping the inner city.However a large problem in the inner city is the  large amount of homeless people. He has indicated that  he wants  to cut federal programs that help the homelessness. Doing this however,  would make the inner cities worse.

P2.Homelessness has been on the steady decline as of late.This is due to the federal spending put towards housing and programs to help the homeless.Trump’s “penny plan” will yield results to the 1980 cuts. Due to those cuts in 1980, homelessness hit a crisis. Cutting homelessness programming, would actually go back on his claim of  helping the inner cities. Trump proposed cuts would only create problems, not solve them.

P3. Trump along with HUD head, Ben Carson claimed they will do anything to help the inner cities thrive again. However cutting back social programs to keep the homeless off the street is the worst possible thing to do. This will create crime and drugs, and make the cities works. Sadly it  looks like they will go through with these cuts, so many homeless shelters are preparing for the worst. Hopefully, President Trump realizes the truth of the inner city problems.

Works Cited

Smith, Laura, Marc Brünke/Creative Commons, Edwin Rios, Scott Carrier, Julia Lurie, Russ Choma, and Pema Levy. “Denver Is Hardly the Only City Seizing Homeless People’s Gear.” Mother Jones. Mother Jones, 16 Dec. 2016. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.

Bornstein, David N/A. “A Plan to Make Homelessness History.” The Opinion Pages. Opinionator, 20 Dec. 2010. Web. 25 Dec. 2017.

Rios, Edwin D. “Trump Hasn’t Said Much about Homelessness-and That’s Making a Lot of People Nervous.” Mother Jones. Mother Jones, 8 Dec. 2016. Web. 25 Jan. 2017.

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8 Responses to Summaries—GreenEggsandHam

  1. davidbdale says:

    One thing you’ve done well here, GreenEggs, is to choose a primary point of view to address. You have avoided the temptation to distract readers with extraneous details. Maybe you felt compelled to write three paragraphs for each article, but the result of your narrow focus and your decision to write more than you need is wordy repetition.

    In the first summary, you’ve addressed several related sub-topics but haven’t organized them into paragraphs. Instead, closely-related observations are spread out over the three paragraphs. See if you can discern the themes that relate the colored text and reorganize the material to cluster the colors. It might be possible to write one well-organized paragraph that transitions nicely from one idea to the next.

    Is that helpful? I appreciate replies and reward interaction.

  2. davidbdale says:

    GreenEggs, you may not like me much for this, but I’m going to keep instructing as long as you keep revising and asking for regrades.

    It is counterintuitive that the cities feel the need to take away belonging of the homeless. Homeless individuals rely on theses items to keep safe and warm in the winter. However even with this knowledge, cities still confiscate countless items. Cities have been able to take property due to many new homeless laws. Just this past decade alone, numerous new laws banning overnight camping has increased by 70 percent. Since it illegal for them have items on the streets, the city has the jurisdiction just to take homeless individual’s items away. This has caused numerous problems for the homeless population.

    These recent actions by the cities have become very dangerous for the homeless. After having their items seized, it is near impossible for the homeless to reclaim them. Often the homeless never see the stolen items again. One Los Angeles homeless woman had her items seized in the winter, leaving her itemless in the cold. So essentially, the cities seems to think in order to eradicate the homeless problem, they just simply let the homeless die.

    Lately, these laws have been getting backlash from activist groups. Cities such as Seattle,Denver, and Honolulu have been receiving extreme backlash over these inhumane laws.Hopefully these laws will change, because people are being left out in the cold to die.

    Three paragraphs reduced

    It is counterintuitive that cities confiscate belongings from the homeless that keep them safe and warm in the winter. This decade alone, a 70 percent increase in laws banning overnight camping have enabled cities to endanger the homeless by seizing their property and thwarting their efforts to reclaim them. The death from exposure of one Los Angeles whose blanket was seized has sparked a backlash from activist groups in cities from Seattle to Honolulu. No public policy can excuse stealing blankets from the poor.

    • greeneggsandham234 says:

      Do you think more support could fix the issue or is it something else?

      • davidbdale says:

        Summaries don’t require proof, GreenEggs. They need a point of view and a clear summation of the arguments made. You haven’t done enough writing in your career to know when you’ve said too much or not enough. You spent almost half your word budget explaining that taking blankets from homeless people caused them problems. What else did the author say that you might have missed?

  3. davidbdale says:

    Significant improvement to your first summary, GreenEggs.
    Regraded.

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