Another modest proposal
Wednesday August 02, 2006 at 02:07 PM
The City of Las Vegas should remove the ordinance prohibiting the sharing of food in public parks.
Prohibition does not work.
Sharing food is not a crime.
The City of Las Vegas should replace the Marshal(s) with resident advisors.
The resident advisors could visit the parks consistently to give information to those identifying as homeless or working poor.
We all should want to help homeless and working poor people. Criminalizing eating is a fundamentally flawed idea.
I urge people to visit City Hall August 10th at noon to show support for those actively working to help the needy.
This issue is not a police issue, it is a social issue. The City should place social workers there not police officers (Marshals). The City should offer help not invent ways to arrest people.
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