Friday, September 08, 2017
Kansas City Washington Square Park Still Serves As Homeless Camp Site
Took this shot earlier this week as two homeless dudes slept at the feet of a statue of the first American President at Washington Square Park in Downtown Kansas City.
Homeless and junkies and junkie homeless have camped out here since I was a kid in the 1980s.
Downtown is rife with development schemes and high priced condos. But homeless people still hang out at this location.
There have been a wave of protests this year as women came out en masse against current Prez Trump, locals in support of science and some reactionaries against Muslims.
And still the park belongs to the homeless after dark.
A better writer would make a more apt analogy, a better reporter might note the story of these scamps. This blog simply wanted to document a constant Kansas City fact of life that so many political activists "on many sides" ignore because it doesn't fall into line with their flimsy rhetoric or selfish agenda.
You decide . . .