On July 31, this report was broadcast in Portland about clearing the homeless out of parking lots:
In this report, the moving on of homeless people is called “cleaning up” the parking lot. Not vacating, not requesting– “cleaning”.
Last night, we receive this report of three homeless people being attacked in Portland:
Here, this is a criminal action. Certainly, the first is done non-violently, and with the approval of property owners. But if the police have to “clean up” human beings, how long will it take for someone to take the “cleaning up” into their own hands. If the homeless are some-thing dirty, filthy, disgusting that must be cleaned, our young people will understand that the homeless are not people at all, but disposable items that should be disposed of in any way necessary.
Not necessarily… sometimes they make those judgments on their own.