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Branson Unique Method Control Homeless People

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Bransons Poor People

Ozark, MO

#1 Nov 17, 2012
Mayor RaeAnne Presley called the Homeless People --'human speedbumps'

Branson Police Chief Uses Unique Method To Control Homeless Population

November 16, 2012

BRANSON CITY,MISSOURI –

A Branson police chief says he’s found a one-of-a-kind way to manage a growing problem in his city, and it’s putting the homeless on the hot seat.

A new law would give Branson police chief the power to hand out permits to a small group of homeless, which would give them permission to sleep in public. While the new ordinance would give some homeless a place to stay, it would tell others, mostly the troublemakers and the criminals, to stay away, or force them to go to Hollister and sleep under the Turkey Creek Bridge, like Bubba does.

“I come down here every fall,” said Bob Barton, who chooses to be homeless in Branson City.

For Barton, the new ordinance that would essentially identify law-abiding homeless and reward them is Branson music to his ears.

“The goal is to start managing the homeless population within our city,” said Branson Police Chief.

Police Chief asked council members to pass a no-camping ordinance.

“It just basically means you can’t set up a tent. You can’t live in your vehicle. You can’t live in the woods in Branson City,” said the Police Chief.

That is unless you have a permit.

The chief says his program is one of a kind, making only a select few of the city’s homeless population an exception to the law, like William Peach.

“There’s some of us out there like me who try to blend in with the Branson Music Lovers community,” said Peach.

However, others who come to Branson City to commit crimes or with a criminal history won’t be so lucky.

“Those are the ones we really don’t want in our city and that we’re trying to keep from camping in our city,” said Police Chief .

“We’ve seen a huge upsurge in homeless people,” Teresa Mann said.

Mann, who owns a business in downtown, says it’s about time. And so do the homeless who stay out of trouble and want trouble to stay away.

“If they’re homeless and heartless, hey, we got a place for them,” said Police Chief, who is homeless.“It’s called county jail.”

For now, the police chief will give out about six to 10 permits. He’ll check back in six months to see if the program is working. If it is, that’s when he says he’ll give out more.

Police Chief says he’s identified at least 60 homeless in his community, and 500 homeless countywide.

Branson Police Chief Uses Unique Method To Control Homeless Population

Mayor RaeAnne Presley called the Homeless People --'human speedbumps'

www.Presleys.com
Jason Ribbs

Ozark, MO

#2 Nov 18, 2012
I hear those homeless permits costs $5 bucks a piece!

Branson is making money off the poor homeless people of Taney county
Bransons Poor People wrote:
Mayor RaeAnne Presley called the Homeless People --'human speedbumps'
Branson Police Chief Uses Unique Method To Control Homeless Population
November 16, 2012
BRANSON CITY,MISSOURI –
A Branson police chief says he’s found a one-of-a-kind way to manage a growing problem in his city, and it’s putting the homeless on the hot seat.
A new law would give Branson police chief the power to hand out permits to a small group of homeless, which would give them permission to sleep in public. While the new ordinance would give some homeless a place to stay, it would tell others, mostly the troublemakers and the criminals, to stay away, or force them to go to Hollister and sleep under the Turkey Creek Bridge, like Bubba does.
“I come down here every fall,” said Bob Barton, who chooses to be homeless in Branson City.
For Barton, the new ordinance that would essentially identify law-abiding homeless and reward them is Branson music to his ears.
“The goal is to start managing the homeless population within our city,” said Branson Police Chief.
Police Chief asked council members to pass a no-camping ordinance.
“It just basically means you can’t set up a tent. You can’t live in your vehicle. You can’t live in the woods in Branson City,” said the Police Chief.
That is unless you have a permit.
The chief says his program is one of a kind, making only a select few of the city’s homeless population an exception to the law, like William Peach.
“There’s some of us out there like me who try to blend in with the Branson Music Lovers community,” said Peach.
However, others who come to Branson City to commit crimes or with a criminal history won’t be so lucky.
“Those are the ones we really don’t want in our city and that we’re trying to keep from camping in our city,” said Police Chief .
“We’ve seen a huge upsurge in homeless people,” Teresa Mann said.
Mann, who owns a business in downtown, says it’s about time. And so do the homeless who stay out of trouble and want trouble to stay away.
“If they’re homeless and heartless, hey, we got a place for them,” said Police Chief, who is homeless.“It’s called county jail.”
For now, the police chief will give out about six to 10 permits. He’ll check back in six months to see if the program is working. If it is, that’s when he says he’ll give out more.
Police Chief says he’s identified at least 60 homeless in his community, and 500 homeless countywide.
Branson Police Chief Uses Unique Method To Control Homeless Population
Mayor RaeAnne Presley called the Homeless People --'human speedbumps'
www.Presleys.com
J D Jonas

Branson, MO

#3 Nov 18, 2012
Human speed bumps ? When. I cant believe anyone has ever said such a thing.
Jonas Copeland

Ozark, MO

#4 Nov 19, 2012
Well, she said it. i was there when it happened,

so, I guess I oughta' know.
J D Jonas wrote:
Human speed bumps ? When. I cant believe anyone has ever said such a thing.
I was down there visiting friends,

when we attended a recent press conference Mayor RaeAnne Presley had.

Cruel words like that hurt like an ice pick stuck in your heart.

'HUMAN SPEEDBUMPS' SHE SAID.

Words can accuse and carry bad news,

The seeds of distrust they can sow,

So, unless you have made,

No mistakes in your life,

Be careful of STONES that you throw!!

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