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I am sick at heart to see the developments of the past couple months. Have we lost our compassion and humanity? How could the police move in to destroy the camps of the homeless with no plan whatsoever on what would become of the people living in these camps? Those of us with safe, comfortable homes cannot imagine what it must be like to live in such a camp, but to the homeless living there, these grounds were the best they could do, the only possessions they had, spaces that -- however meager -- were the only "home" possible. Now what will they do? Trudge the streets all day, all night… sleep in sheltered doorways until the local police officer shoos them away? It is unbelievable that in the richest nation on Earth, we could allow such things to happen.
Watch for my "Community Counts" column in the Barnstable Patriot next week on this topic...
After 14 years as President