Thursday, January 23, 2014
HOMELESS AND MENTALLY ILL IN SAN DIEGO
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 08:49 AM PST
Long running disregard for the care of mentally ill exacerbates chronic homelessness, creates public safety dilemma.
By Bob Dorn Today (ed., January 22) the park rangers moved out the couple living across the street in our dilapidated corner of Balboa Park. I wasn’t happy to see them go. Homelessness long ago became another national shrug. No one’s to blame any more, neither the Republicans nor the Democrats, maybe not even the very wealthy, unless they were lucky enough to own banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America which made The American Dream a thing of the past for many, like the two across the street. This is an unlikely pair. He sports a trim grey beard, a black porkpie and an overcoat, looking like a former rock and roller or rogue spy gone to seed. He might be 50, he might be70. I doubt he lives there with her because I frequently see him riding his bike down in the mornings, and leaving on the bike before nightfall. Read More……