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LA County is considering making homelessness a parole violation and if that isn’t the most fucked up clear proof that the prison system is about getting poor, “unsavory” people out of sight out of mind then I don’t know what is.
Wouldn’t be the first time they did this, either.
This is what really gets me
We could always just, you know, provide free housing to homeless people, something that is actually cheaper than leaving them on the streets (which Cracked.com even wrote about today) in such a way as to support homeless people and allow them the ability to turn their lives around and get access to community-based mental health care services where necessary, something that would immensely improve their lives
But nah. We’re just gonna continue to whine about how, oh, we’re not going to pay for those lazy bums to get a free house - because, you know, homelessness is incredibly easy to get out of, especially when employers always want addresses and a lot of homeless people are queer youth and/or psychiatrically and/or physically disabled - and then complain when people are homeless in public, and create a system of rules in order to imprison homeless people
Thereby providing housing on the taxpayer dime anyway
Except that instead of providing them with a support system that helps improve their lives and allows them access to needed resources
They wind up in an overcrowded dehumanizing system that will make it even harder for them to get employment in the future, may revoke their voting rights, and leaves them with shitty healthcare
And when they get out
It’s even harder for them to find work than before
And oh hey
Now homelessness is a parole violation
But hey, this way for-profit private prisons can make some serious bank while various corporations get dirt cheap labor in hellish sweatshops while getting to stamp that “made in America” logo on their products and sell a variety of artisinal products to hipsters across the US.
Im trying to prove to my friend that a lot of people will accept him as the gender he is just as they would the gender he was born as. He is afraid to come out especially because he is a polysexual trans.
you know how much pressure there is on girls to be good at every video game they play, because if they fuck up once there’s going to be a heck of a lot of people saying how girls suck and how they shouldn’t play video games
this is the last time i listen to you people about shows to watch
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