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Response to Zalatix (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 6, 2012, 08:58 PM

10. Yes. I read that Oakland's crime rate went down while the occupiers were in the park.

And once they removed them, the City did nothing to take over the work the occupiers were doing with the homeless, addicts etc. Just threw them back on the street.

And it raises a real question, if ordinary people in cities around the country have been able to deal with some of these problems and without many resources, why can't the cities do so with all the resources they have? Maybe this is something to focus on in the future. I know in one city, they were given an empty building to use and are now fixing it up so they can continue to help the poor and homeless.

And what was really wonderful was how some of the homeless were teaching the occupiers survival skills and as some of them said, felt useful in this world once again, losing the sense of hopelessness they had felt.

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