More than 1 critic has suggested that The Post has”shamed a homeless individual” whenever we have given important news coverage to someone such as Matthew Mishefski (the”Jesus” of Washington Square Park) or even Rashid Brimmage (who allegedly pushed a 92-year old girl into the floor ). No — we are shaming town.
That is true going back to that our July 2015 front-page photograph of a vagrant urinating in the center of Broadway: As ever, our ire is together with all the public authorities who neglect everyone — the displaced and the communities that they proceed throughout — by not supplying effective assistance.
Not all homeless are mentally ill or drug-alcohol abusers. But that really does cover many of people who cause severe public disorder. Nevertheless the institutions which should assist them rather ditch them on the roads whenever possible.
It is not beneficial to be residing in the center of a playground, nor can it be reasonable to the rest of the city. However, after arrests on Saturday and Sunday, Mishefski was back in”his” park Monday. Likewise, Sunday’s Post detailed how governments have neglected Brimmage (along with his victims) for 15 years.
Obviously, self-proclaimed”advocates for the displaced” insist that the seriously mentally ill have every right to carry public spaces for themselves — and’ve spent years, moving back into the Billy Boggs instance, bullying the town right into respecting such”rights”
The exact urges currently induce the claim that websites who promote the outcomes of the idiocy are”shaming the homeless.” In fact, they are ashamed of what they have wrought, or ought to be: They surely do not want the people thinking about it.
The Post makes no sympathy for demanding focus to a really shameful state of affairs.