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OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from June 22 issue of La Jolla Light: Community needs to respond to homeless issue

OUR READERS WRITE: Letters from June 22 issue of La Jolla Light: Community needs to respond to homeless issue

I’d like to thank Bill Smith for his clearheaded letter in last week’s issue regarding the homeless people who behave unlawfully and the ridiculous lack of protection, or seemingly any attempt on behalf of the police to discourage these behaviors. No doubt he will get blow back from folks who think it’s unkind to even broach the topic, but most of us are in agreement, and we’re sick and tired of feeling threatened. I grew up in New York City in the 1970s, so I don’t have an idealistic, unrealistic view of what is reasonably tolerable!

Although we need to be tolerant of folks who are down on their luck, or simply choose to live on the streets but obey the laws and don’t create a...

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