This morning’s Washington Post reports that the D.C. government is going to clear all homeless people out of the security zone around the inauguration site.
It will run buses to two of the District’s largest shelters, and all shelters will be open for 24 hours, with warm beverages and food available. The city will also offer free, secure storage for those who want to come back to the center of town but would be hampered by their possessions.
It occurs to me to wonder, Why not always offer homeless people these basic services? They would be better off and so would our entire community.