This Is A Big Help

It seems the town of Roselle Park, NJ has passed an ordinance making it illegal to sleep in public. Per the Chief of Police, this is "to help assist the police in addressing the increasing problem of homeless people sleeping on benches".

Right. Because fining poor people and/or throwing them in jail is so much more efficacious than helping them find suitable shelter.

"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread." -- Anatole France

Rope. Tree. Bureaucrat. Some assembly required.


At 11:28 AM, November 25, 2010, Blogger Ted Amadeus said...

To paraphrase Douglas Adams, "FUNNY, isn't it...How just when you think politicians can't get any stupider, they suddenly DO!?"


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