There doesn't seem to be an easy solution to this, as evidenced by the statement that the commissions have been looking into this since 2007 (and probably earlier). It's easy to say perhaps something should be done about the HOMELESSNESS itself - people not having any place to be. Are more shelters or halfway house-type facilities needed? But, of course, that costs money people/towns don't have right now, and then there's the issue of where to put more shelters.
Lando, your comments are right on. If there's anyone who doesn't believe/understand what you said, they're just not paying attention. Men become cops either because they have always been bullies (and now they can bully legally) or they have been bullied, and this is their opportunity for payback. Don't you find it interesting that the cops were admonished for something they SAID to these players, but what they DID was completely "justified." Cops know if they mistreat black people, there will be no consequences -- which is just what happened here. This won't change unless and until the good people of Missoula (and elsewhere) insist that it change.
This is all good. We should all be looking out for each other, always, in many ways. But here's what I think the headline should say instead of "Council calls on community to help curb sexual violence": "Council calls on MEN to curb sexual violence."
Wait. Doesn't the article state that this couple's last project fell apart, was taken back by the bank and is now being sold? How many people were hurt by this? Why do people who mess up (with other people's money) always get another chance at another risky project? Perhaps someone should just say no.
P.S. You have awesome friends.
Glad I was able to get past the first mention of your dangling hand and finish this. OMGoodness. Awesome and inspiring story. Just so glad you can still grip a beer mug and a camera. Not much else matters. teehee
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