Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Honolulu City Council proves Albert Einstein was right
by Larry Geller
I never heard of the Quincy Herald-Whig, but readers of that paper now know about Honolulu’s criminalization of its homeless citizens.
An AP story by Cathy Bussewitz has been picked up by about 45 news outlets according to a Google search.
Today the Honolulu City Council voted 7-2 to expand the sit-lie ordinance to pedestrian malls and the banks of rivers. Read the story here, on ABC News.
A snip from ABC News:
Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi, who supports the bans, said that because there was no designated place for displaced homeless people to go after leaving Waikiki, they just moved across the canal into her district. She said the bans aren't solving the problem, but she continues to support them.
"People are just moving wherever they can, and it's disrupting neighborhoods and local small businesses," Kobayashi said in an interview. "We have to keep doing it piecemeal, because people kept moving to other areas."
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”--Albert Einstein, (attributed)