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Repression of the Occupy Movement and the Homeless needs to be kept track of
Young Philly Politics hasn't been keeping track of events concerning Occupy Philly or attempts to chase away the homeless since,
Thing have been particularly bad in Chicago and if the more established progressive community if Philly doesn't get involved again they can also keep going down hill in Philly. I believe in reporting, in part, good news; but the following is dated,
Unfortunately there has been repression around the country and, and in turn not the best behavior on the part of some protesters even in Philadelphia.
Let's try to stay involved and prevent things from getting worse.
I can't remember the old German anti-Nazi quote, “When they came for . . . I wasn't one so I said nothing, ending with when they came for me”.
Enclosed is some bad news that Young Philly Politics should deal with. I'm sure there is also good if we looked hard enough and should be posted,
Even more bad news is the casino disaster. Only people who are too poor or desperate to be able to another cassino go to Sugar House Casino,
At a Spring Garden Street bus stop I was waiting with my wheeled walker to go to the Computer Thrift Store along with a physically challenged lady going to the casino with a walker without wheels. She admired my walker, and complained how she was discriminated against because she had a part time job, and with her part time work check and part pubic check couldn't get an insurance paid, wheeled one. We talked about Valley Forge Casino requiring a $20 membership fee, and said if she ever got on her feet she'd visit another casino. On the bus she greeted a physically challenged friend also going to Sugar House like they frequently met on the Spring Garden bus. Why doesn't Philly also have a $20 membership fee. Otherwise Philly casinos will continue to be only be for the desperately poor. If any Philly Casino user gets on their feet they will spend their money elsewhere. This goes for other urban casino as well. Governor Rendell destroyed Philly when he set it up that every Casino must be 50 miles from Chester preventing a casino at the airport. Philadelphia should fight this law. Another conceivability would be a casino at 30th Street train station with a $7 admission or a septa pass, and public transportation special prizes rather than the automobiles Sugar House periodically gives away. There are empty offices in the floors above the station, and the old Post Office across the street. The long closed tunnel to the Septa El could be a moving sidewalk to prevent congestion. A special train from the airport stopping only on at the casino center. Any casino that doesn't carter to those who have money to lose instead of necessities to do without will only hurt a community.
Mayor Nutter by punishing those who give to the poor instead of calling them outstanding citizens unless something in done to remove Sugar House, it will make Philly more grim than Camden.