[Hpn] Letter To Refresh Our Consciences
William Charles Tinker
Sun, 24 Jul 2005 10:22:27 -0400
A few years ago 2002 we did a NH Homeless Tour see photos
www.pagerealm.com/wtinker/index.html we issued a public
challenge and requested any 424 legislators to give up their bed,air
conditioning and go our with me or others around the state and meet
in their encampments.
Out of this challenge only one legislator Rep. Kim Dionne went out with me
and met the homeless and interviewed them with out a filming crew or police
following us around.
Since that time there has been study committees suggested composed of
homeless and legislators and existing camp grounds to be kept open year
round for poor and homeless assistance since this Republicrat government
seen it to fit to ignore the housing problems we have yelled about for 10
years or better....
We now are violating state and federal constitutional rights under Olmstead
of elderly by incarcerating them in nursing homes rather than their own
homes,we violate disabled rights to accessibility under ADA and no one in
the Attorney Generals office even blinks.
And we are still short 20,000 - 25,000 units of all types of housing in NH
and still law makers refuse to put rental cap legislation in the books
because it might harm their careers. Also is there has not been one decent
law passed concerning hate crimes, against homeless perpetuated by over
ambitious police, or towns,as NIMBYISTIC laws are passed locally and SNOB
zoning that criminalize persons that are homeless.
We best start aiding our citizens and watching out for each other because
we as a state or nation can not take care of our most vulnerable citizens
our own country we best stay out of the affairs of other countries before
find ourselves paying for every bomb dropped on the 27 other countries by
So again my challenge goes out to any NH legislator to pass a adverse
possession,or "squatters law" which would not punish some one for
attempting to survive by taking over abandoned housing, or at least a year
round camping law that will help the thousands homeless in our state,
the affordable housing is built and place rental caps on landlords as rent
prices are out of control in NH and this country.
William Charles Tinker / Founder
New Hampshire Homeless
25 Granite Street