Friday, August 21, 2015

Corvallis: A Homeless Coming Of Age


    GREEN ARROW POINTS TO ME, RECORDING THE MEETING WITH MY PHONE
    CAMERA--PHOTO BY ANDY CRIPE--CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES: THE CROWD--CONCERNED OR CLUELESS?




                                PHOTO/EDITS BY RUTH RADER
                                CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE A LARGER IMAGE

VIDEO MESSAGE: AFTER THE MEETING LAST NIGHT

Nathan Bruttell, the reporter for the Corvallis Gazette-Times, didn't cut through the crap at
last night's meeting. He hinted...but I bet his editor
wouldn't let Nathan write what he really wanted to. The crowd included business
owners and movers and shakers in the community. Nathan's hands were tied...mine
are not.

I listened to a group of adults who should have known better...refer to the local
homeless population
as a pack of feral animals who attack people at will, defecate wherever they please
and abuse every bad substance known to Man.

I watched that group of adults take a stone cold stance and look right through every
homeless person who stood up to speak. But those homeless people stood...on their
own two feet...and VERBALLY MADE THEIR PRESENCE KNOWN.
I don't know if any of them have ever spoken before a crowd like that before, but they
did last night...and their words were loud and clear.

This is just the beginning.

I'm going to stay involved in this situation, get connected and learn as I go.

Highlights from last night's meeting will be posted in a video format soon.


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