Gov. Cuomo orders MTA Transit police and all Upstate transit agency's to do outreach to homeless.

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Gov. Cuomo orders MTA Transit police and all Upstate transit agency's to do outreach to homeless.
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Thursday, January 04, 2018 12:12 PM

How that is to be done seems to be a issue and BTW some homeless just want to be left alone. The problem seems to be that the public perception is that the NYC Subway is back to the bad old days of grafftie , panhanleders and underground street gangs aka "Escape From New York"

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/05/nyregion/cuomo-misses-point-people-on-streets-say.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/cuomo-city-job-remove-homeless-subways-article-1.3583629

https://www.buffalorising.com/2017/01/looking-at-gov-cuomos-homeless-order-a-year-later/ 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Thursday, January 04, 2018 8:58 PM

The city of Edmonton opens our underground LRT station to the homeless every winter.  This policy saves lives when it is -30°C outside, the shelters can only take so many.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, January 05, 2018 6:42 AM

Even if they don't take it, the opportunity should be provided for the "street people" to escape from the hellish cold that's hitting the country.  It's the humanitarian thing to do. 

If they don't take it, well, remember the old saying, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, January 08, 2018 7:26 AM

Firelock76
Even if they don't take it, the opportunity should be provided for the "street people" to escape from the hellish cold that's hitting the country.  It's the humanitarian thing to do. 

If they don't take it, well, remember the old saying, "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."

Guess Cuomo should 'legislate' more minor leaks in the Steam piping network of the Big Apple.  The street people will find and congregate around such sources of warmth.

         

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