The San Diego Comic-Con kicks off this week and it seems the police are trying to clear the surrounding area of homeless people. Good for them.
“People on these streets are unsightly to the public, to the general public and certainly to visitors coming in from out of town,” said David Ross.
Ross, who is better known as “Waterman,” is a well-known outspoken advocate for the homeless. He is often seen downtown handing out water bottles and blankets to transients.
Ross says San Diego police are rounding up people to make way for the biggest city event in the city, Comic-Con.
Ross forgot to point out that the homeless are not only unsightly, they usually smell really bad too. He should know this if he spends time downtown handing out water bottles and blankets to homeless people, encouraging them to stay in the area, thus perpetuating the problem. Their putrid, rank smell wouldn’t be a problem if they kept to themselves, but too many of them engage in aggressive panhandling and other forms of intimidation in the attempt to get money they do not deserve, from people they do not know.
People should be able to walk down the street without fear that someone will aggressively ask for money. The reason they do it is because too many people give them money. If everyone stopped giving them money, they wouldn’t hang around and ask for more. They would move on somewhere else.