Denver Progressives Were Happy To Support The Homeless Till The Camps Interfered With Their Lives

Progressives love all sorts of social justice initiatives. They love wind turbines and solar panels, as long as they are far away. They love the defund the police movement, as long as they have police protection in their own neighborhoods. They love helping the homeless, as long as they are far away

Homeless camp in church parking lot? Denver neighbors say, ‘No way’

A plan to help homeless people during the pandemic by letting them set up camp in a church parking lot has forced residents in an affluent neighborhood to question their progressive values and commitment to helping ease social ills.

Advocates said unsheltered people were being left behind in Covid-19 mitigation efforts, so they devised a plan to provide safe outdoor spaces where homeless people could access meals, medical care and other services.

But when Pastor Nathan Adams of Park Hill United Methodist Church announced on Easter Sunday that it would put faith into action and create a camp on site for about 40 unsheltered people for six months, many residents in the community were unsettled.

“When I bought in Park Hill, it wasn’t because there was a homeless encampment one block from my front door,” said Jon Kinning, who lives a block away from the church. “If I wanted to live in downtown Denver and near homelessness in my face every day, having people sleep on my patio or go to the bathroom on my garage, I would live downtown.”

About 4 1/2 miles from downtown, Park Hill is full of flowering trees, stately brick homes and cozy bungalows. Black Lives Matter signs adorn front lawns in the largely white neighborhood surrounding the church, and in the 2020 election, about 67 percent of voters in Park Hill cast ballots for Joe Biden.

So, an upper middle class/rich Democrat neighborhood, who want to help the homeless, just elsewhere.

When members of the church approached the Colorado Village Collaborative about transforming the lot into a safe outdoor space, Adams and many of the 400 people on an informational call were supportive. Two such camps had already opened in December near the state Capitol downtown without any major problems.

Were they supportive because they didn’t think it would actually happen, or because they didn’t want to appear to be bigots and haters on the call, wanting to express their Virtue Signaling cred?

Despite the call to action, five Park Hill residents filed a lawsuit earlier this month in Denver District Court to stop the encampment and sought a temporary restraining order to prevent the project from moving forward.

They said in the lawsuit that the proposal “pose[s] a real danger to minors and school-aged children,” does not address the impact on the neighborhood and displaces people from one part of the city “with available resources to an area not equipped to handle” the safe-camping site.

The lawsuit was dismissed. Might residents, and more of them, try again once the encampment actually starts, and they seen the homeless wandering around, many drug and alcohol addled, peeing in the bushes, pooping on their driveways, hassling their kids, reducing their property values, committing crimes, and so forth?

Yet Booth-Nadav’s daughter, Ariella Nadav, 18, said she will fear for her safety when she gets home from work late at night and has to park on the street.

“I don’t want to walk into my house every night over the summer and be scared for my life, and not just my life, but my well-being,” she said. “I don’t want to have to deal with getting sexually harassed every day.”

This is not a discussion on trying to help the homeless. We can have that, if you like. This is about Progressives Virtue Signaling about the huge numbers of homeless in their Progressive cities, wanting to Do Something, as long as it is Somewhere Else. Just wait till they see all the illegal aliens Joe is shipping to their towns.

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18 Responses to “Denver Progressives Were Happy To Support The Homeless Till The Camps Interfered With Their Lives”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Even ultra-liberal Austin got fed up with it.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  2. William J Chunko says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha!

  3. Hairy says:

    Should they be housed?
    Should they be jailed? Should they be bussed to christian areas ?
    We have pretty much accepted the idea the idea that everyone should have food and medical care, what about housing?
    There are about 560000 in housed humans in USA
    Under Obama that figure dropped by 100000
    It went up by 60000 under trump when covid tanked the economy
    If we spent 10000$ putting homeless in converted shipping containers/old motorhomes/tiny houses it would cost about 5.5 billion

    • david7134 says:

      No one has accepted anything. Don’t make assumptions. As to housing, certainly that should be considered by private entities such as the Salvation Army. They know the people much better than the government ever would.

      But I am impressed by the out pouring of concern that you and Jeff show to unfortunates. So how much money do you give the charities and what proportion of your income does this represent. I know Jeff gives zip.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        doogie hoser md doesn’t know shit, but has an active imagination fueled by hatred.

        • david7134 says:

          How much do you give, in what form, how come it is not prominent in your bio?

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            doogie hoser,

            I have a bio? For some reason you and Kye keep repeating your “resume”. Why is that? Insecure?

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    William Teach once again goes well beyond the evidence to let fly at his enemies, “progressives”. Five people filed suit. Out of how many? They interviewed how many? Does Teach know if those that complained were “progressives” or brain-dead trumpists?

    William Teach seems more interested in smiting liberals than helping.

    What should we do as a nation to address our homeless problem? Our homeless are veterans, addicts, the poor, the mentally ill and Americans out of options, etc. The Salvation Army is not the answer.

    • Yes, let’s help out our own people. We could spend the money on them instead of on illegal aliens.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Or we could do both. Do you favor the US, state and local governments investing your hard-earned tax dollars into housing and support for the homeless?? Didn’t think so. Just as with immigration, we Americans have lost the will to address complex issues, in the meantime we continue our descent into 3rd world status.

        The US fertility rate is below the “replacement rate” so from where will our future workers and taxpayers come? No wonder the white supremacists are sounding the trumpets.

        • Jl says:

          “The will to address complex issues..” What? What’s so complex about following the law and entering the country legally?

          • drowningpuppies says:

            Well, it is quite complex for Rimjob, dipshit that he is.

            Bwaha! Lolgf

        • Or we could do both. Do you favor the US, state and local governments investing your hard-earned tax dollars into housing and support for the homeless?? Didn’t think so.

          Well, now you’re just making crap up. I’d approve of that, especially since so many homeless are veterans. Do things to house them, get them clean and sober, integrate them back into society. Let’s take care of our own.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Do you support politicians who would invest the money and effort “to house them, get them clean and sober, integrate them back into society”?

            Our own? Aren’t all people, “our own”?

          • david7134 says:


          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            doogie hoser and Porter will just have to disagree with each other on this issue.

          • drowningpuppies says:

            Disagree on a made-up Rimjob, dipshit that he is, “issue”.

            What a dumbass.

            Bwaha! Lolgf

  5. Dana says:

    George Soros-funder District Attorney Larry Krasner won his campaign for renomination, pushed by the white liberals in foul, fetid, fuming, foggy, filthy Philadelphia, the ones who had just so much wokeness, but who did not live in the areas in which the gang-bangers are killing other gang-bangers. They lived in Chestnut Hill and Center City, not Strawberry mansion and Kensington and North Philadelphia.

    But let the homeless set up their camps around the grounds of Chestnut Hill Academy, high school tuition $43,100 per year, which is higher than out-of-state student tuition at Penn State, and you’ll hear them scream.

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