#OtD 28 Sep 1846 British troops opened fire on starving food rioters in Dungarvan, Ireland, killing one. The Great Famine lasted until the 1850s, killing around a million people and forced even more to emigrate, while food was exported for profit.
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@CorneliusHecker this one isn't too bad as far they go. It's just concerned with public lands and pathways but it's the wrong approach. And there were people arguing that it isn't harsh or restrictive enough. Yuck.
Of course it passes anyway.
This is the kind of people you deal with. Anytime there's an attempt to expand or rethink the response to homelessness, addiction, mental health, they cry and scream about property value and safety while insisting that they are not against housing and are good Christians but they cannot have services in their neighborhood drawing tye bad people there. What if they... step on their lawn and are forced to shoot them?
It's the city's fault for letting the shelter be built there.
Still thinking about the town hall I crashed between neighborhood NIMBYs and the mayor with Catholic Charities.
They kept demanding to know why CC bought the hotel to turn it into a housing service to help stabilize and transition people out of homelessness without notifying and getting neighborhood approval. When the guy from CC said sometimes the needs of the marginalized are more important than property value, they started screaming and booing.
@Nicolelove thanks. Me and the cats made it to my parent's home and it sounds like fire got under control pretty quickly after that. So we're fine now.
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