Heard rumors of a homeless camp somewhere behind the Charlotte Hall Food Lion. Friend says one made snide comments to her when she wouldn't give him money when she was leaving the store. She didn't feel very safe because the guy was rude to her. Also heard they are crossing 235 right in front of traffic. Seems as if they are trying to be hit on purpose, probably to get some money if you hit them. Anyone else have any encounters? I see Food Lion losing business if people don't feel safe going to their store without being harassed by people asking for money.
At one point, I was advised Lexington Park had 1300 homeless people. Let me say again... That's One thousand, three hundred people. And it likely grew from there. The reason I believe Lexington Park had such a high amount are the offices that cater to the homeless in this area. The police know where most of the homeless are located. As long as they don't break any "major" laws, they generally seem to leave them alone.
Homelessness is a horrible thing. In general, people care more about their "animals" than their fellow "human beings". Our health care in our Country is either non existent or out of control for affordability for many people. Mental health coverage is pretty much no where. Congress is unlikely to get its act together when it comes to agreeing to a health care package. One party is as bad as the other. Both the Democrats and the Republicans are to blame. Did anyone really think Obamacare would work? Now look at it. It is pretty much done. Stick a fork in it. Health care has a massive amount of fraud, waste and abuse. I am surprised the government doesn't decide to pursue the waste. This makes me believe our own government is joined at the hip with the medical AND pharmaceutical companies. When there are drugs approved by the FDA to go on the market whereas one of the side effects could be "death", it doesn't take a genius to believe money had to exchange hands somewhere. And then the cycle repeats itself. And yes, some of our homeless are vets. Homelessness for anyone, to include our vets should never happen.