From a letter passing through the office today:
Portland Patrol, Inc. has been hired on a temporary basis for a pilot project aimed at reducing trespass camping and other crime in the inner southeast area.
Wow. I … is camping on public land a crime? If it is, then where are the homeless supposed to present themselves for internment to keep from becoming criminals?
I don’t know that I like the squatters’ camps with the piles of garbage they accumulate, but I’m pretty certain that a plurality of their denizens are pretty barren for other options.
Crossposted from Epinephrine & Sophistry