American Society Need to Combat the Underlying,
Unreasonable Factors of Living in Home-Transition
Occupy Bloomington is sponsoring a public forum at the Monroe County Library on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.
Attendees will discuss recent discrimination and police actions against homeless individuals.
The objective is to compose a “Homeless Bill of Rights.”
Families and individuals become homeless from a wide arrange of circumstances; yet a popular opinion within the United States is there is something truly wrong with these people.
Reverend Forrest Gilmore, pastoral director of Bloomington Indiana’s Shalom Community Center, perhaps has said it best after a piece of sensationally poor newspaper journalism was published as a Sunday headline story.
“I am especially saddened to see this stereotyping (homeless people as criminals) only reinforced by the article linking crime and homelessness that appeared in the Sunday Bloomington Herald/Hoosier Times (August 2012).”
This article would have been better titled in reference to the local peace officer responses and police actions within the community. All statistics referenced in the articles were about ‘police bookings’ and used their department’s classifications and jargon.
Does not American justice require that one not become guilty until the trial has been conducted? There were many conclusions made based upon unproven facts. The headline read, “Homeless & Crime.”
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Saturday, September 8, 2012
The fact TODAY is that 40 men and women were standing in line before 7:30 a.m. EDT for a weekly hot and cold Saturday morning breakfast hosted by the First Presbyterian Church of Bloomington. This was a few hours after an inch of rainfall.
Fortunately, the weather outlook is for fair and sunny skies and high temperatures for the next two days, at least, just in the low 70s.
Today, we are graced with the love and beauty of God. We have lived to see a better day. What we do during the next 24 or so hours is largely by individual choice. Thanks be to God! Spread the “One Love” as the Rastafarians preach.
Everyone should have hope and enjoy, at least in one small way, life on this particular day.
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