Blame rising American scarcity, capitalism, inequity, the ongoing opioid epidemic, the COVID pandemic or inviting policies from Mayor Quinton Lucas . . . Either way, let's not deny an obvious fact . . .
THE PROLIFERATION OF KANSAS CITY HOMELESS CAMPS SPARKS TRASH CRISIS ON LOCAL STREETS!!!
"Business owners near Interstate 70 and Sterling Avenue in Kansas City are fed up with a growing number of crime reports and people sleeping and trespassing in the area."
But the trash situation deserves special attention.
Accordingly . . .
However, this blog isn't just about garbage pr0n. Here at TKC we talk solutions and a TKC reader recently sent this note . . . Here's the money line passage and a bit of advice . . .
"On social media I've seen so many people asking for supplies for the homeless. Residents of Kansas City are very kind people and they don't want to see the poverty-stricken go hungry. What they don't know is that food or clothing isn't really a problem and a lot of the items they donate are immediately cast off.
"What's happening now is that the trash is building up to a disastrous level.
"If you want to provide assistance to the homeless, don't bring more junk down there . . . Help clean up!
"But be careful because there are needles, human waste and a lot of other dangerous items as garbage quickly builds up near and around these camps.
"The mayor is great about promoting free housing and protecting the 'rights' of these homeless campers, what the Quinton Lucas Administration has overlooked is that garbage created by these people endangers everyone. I know that city hall talks about 'transformative' solutions but business and neighbors need Mayor Q and so many homeless activists to simply pick up the trash."
Developing . . .