Meeting at The Haven Sheds Light on H...

Meeting at The Haven Sheds Light on Homelessness in Cville

There are 17 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Apr 23, 2013, titled Meeting at The Haven Sheds Light on Homelessness in Cville. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Activist Rebeckah Armistead called the meeting at The Haven to talk about how the community deals and lives with the issue.

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“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#1 Apr 24, 2013
"She hopes to get rid of stereotypes affecting the homeless"

If you want to accomplish that well then you need to convince the homeless beggars to start becoming a productive members of society. And the only ones that can make that happen are the homeless themselves.

Why do you think stereotypes get started? It's usually due to a group of people repeating undesirable acts over and over until a stereotype develops.
Take Notice

Ventura, CA

#2 Apr 24, 2013
Good job. There are sterotypes out there. If you think about it, the business onwers on the down town mall just want that extra buck, so why not make a big issue of it.A homeless person is just like any other, except now there homeless. Did they ask to be homeless, No.
Former frat Brat

Bethesda, MD

#3 Apr 24, 2013
Take Notice wrote:
Good job. There are sterotypes out there. If you think about it, the business onwers on the down town mall just want that extra buck, so why not make a big issue of it.A homeless person is just like any other, except now there homeless. Did they ask to be homeless, No.
the overwhelming majority DID ask to be homeless.. they either tokk the wrong drug, drank the wrong liquid, chose the wrong partner, or actually thought that they could get away with being a selfish person and society would just step up and give them what they wanted instead of them having to work for it.

Nobody told them to sit in the back of the class all those years....

Most of them could go home if they hadn't sold their grandmotheres heirlooms for drugs or an ipod.
Crooks are bad Not guns

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Apr 24, 2013
How did these stereotypes become stereotypes? Because there's truth to them.

Even if they didn't ask to be homeless, they sure as hell aren't asking for jobs sitting on their butts on the mall!
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Apr 24, 2013
Take Notice wrote:
Good job. There are sterotypes out there. If you think about it, the business onwers on the down town mall just want that extra buck, so why not make a big issue of it.A homeless person is just like any other, except now there homeless. Did they ask to be homeless, No.
No, a homeless person is not exactly like any other; the others don't tinkle on my azaleas and peer into my car to do their window shopping. The others don't leave Charmin in the nearby woods either.
Crack Scooter

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Apr 24, 2013
Crooks are bad Not guns wrote:
How did these stereotypes become stereotypes? Because there's truth to them.
Even if they didn't ask to be homeless, they sure as hell aren't asking for jobs sitting on their butts on the mall!
When they're not on the mall posing for young clueless reporters they are in the Crime Times. Check out their achievements on Lucky Seven's Wall of Shame. Take the time to look up twenty or thirty of them in the court websites and you will see that these so called stereotypes are based on cold, hard court convictions.
pinwheelparade

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Apr 24, 2013
Give them pinwheels and let them parade.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Apr 24, 2013
I see the same faces every day parked on the side of the road with their little cardboard signs telling me that God will bless me if I hand over a buck. Who's the sucker. Life can really suck sometimes but seeing the same faces tells me these same poeple are making no effort to improve their lot in life. I do know that there are some that prefer homelessness over convention. Fine with me but there are too many other worthwhile organizations asking for my money day after day, for me to cough up a buck for unmotivated souls.
Jen

Roanoke, VA

#10 Apr 24, 2013
Try this
1. Get a job and show up every day. You may not like it but do it
2. Live within your means. A car gets you from point A to point B. You do not need the Escalde with 20 inch wheels, gold jewelery for yourself, the latest I phone or a 60 inch flat screen
3. Do not breed like a hamster. Can't feed em then don't breed em
4. Take some responsibility
Donna Hamm

Strawberry Plains, TN

#11 Apr 24, 2013
Rebeckah -- I am so proud of you and so glad that I could be a part of your 4-H Public Speaking. Look what you have done with it!
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Apr 24, 2013
Take Notice wrote:
Good job. There are sterotypes out there. If you think about it, the business onwers on the down town mall just want that extra buck, so why not make a big issue of it.A homeless person is just like any other, except now there homeless. Did they ask to be homeless, No.
Yes, they do because they sure as hell are not trying not to be homeless.
They sit around, beg for money, take that money, get wasted, get carted off to the hospital where they sober up, so they can do it again the next day
Stay Alert

Buckingham, VA

#13 Apr 25, 2013
Why yes, let's shed light on homelessness by all means. Go to the Virginia state police website, click on the sex offender registry and look at the faces that represent those living in the woods in back of the Piedmont House and along the wooded areas of I-64. By itself zip code 22902 has about a hundred and for every guy that has registered himself with the police about three or four have not.

Their camps actually ring the populated area and go as far out as Zion Crossroads---the one in back of Luck Stone on 250 recently became known to the public after a young woman was killed by a train. Their friends with cars move them around so they can beg. It's a story that the vested interests work hard to keep out of the public eye and this is reflected in the editorial policies of local media. Hard to get a job when your felony convictions keep following you!
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Apr 25, 2013
What is it with folks who love to look at pictures of criminals, in Crime Times, on line, where ever. Its just so tawdry.
real central Va Marine

Crozet, VA

#16 Apr 25, 2013
sez you wrote:
What is it with folks who love to look at pictures of criminals, in Crime Times, on line, where ever. Its just so tawdry.
It's a good source for finding out who in your community is a criminal.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Apr 25, 2013
real central Va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>It's a good source for finding out who in your community is a criminal.
I can't disagree with that but my circle of friends and family do not include creatures of illrepute, far from it. I would have to make a distinct effort to haunt the town looking for these people, such as visis
ting the mall maybe, or hanging out at bars, walking the streets with Civilles elite, call me secluded but hanging around within the public ilk ain't a past time. Knowing these people are out there is one thing, going out of my way to familiarize myself with them is quite another.
real central Va Marine

Crozet, VA

#18 Apr 25, 2013
sez you wrote:
<quoted text>I can't disagree with that but my circle of friends and family do not include creatures of illrepute, far from it. I would have to make a distinct effort to haunt the town looking for these people, such as visis
ting the mall maybe, or hanging out at bars, walking the streets with Civilles elite, call me secluded but hanging around within the public ilk ain't a past time. Knowing these people are out there is one thing, going out of my way to familiarize myself with them is quite another.
I avoid the downtown mall as well, but "forewarned is fore armed" is still the best policy
citizen

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Apr 26, 2013
sez you wrote:
What is it with folks who love to look at pictures of criminals, in Crime Times, on line, where ever. Its just so tawdry.
Not at all. It helps the cops a lot when you can give them the name of the wandering felon that is testing your back door to see if it is locked.

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