Reader Mail: Sick of homeless problems
Here we have a “disgusted” Hoboken411 reader, and his recent take on the homeless situation in Hoboken:
When will this unacceptable behavior end?
“Last night my daughter had to call me to escort her into our house on Washington St. as she was met by a man sleeping on our steps.
I would think with the amount of taxes we pay here in Hoboken something could be done about these drunken idiots taken over our streets. Why not escort them to the shelter or a jail cell where they can sleep it off or at least fix the street lights that are out along Washington Street to deter this type of behavior.
Twice I had to holler at this guy as he started to urinate in our gate, he just zipped up his pants and went back to sleep. It was starting to rain so I assisted with a gallon of water of my own to wake this guy up from his drunken stupor.
I knew once the heavy rain came he was going to try and seek shelter down on our basement stairs that’s why I awoke him myself with a steady sprinkling of water so I could tell him to hit the bricks.
Finally when he did wake up he headed right for the basement stairs just like I figured he would so I promptly told him to pack up and move on or I would call the Police. I should have done that right away but I figured they most likely had their hands full with problems bigger than mine, plus I have no problem handling these idiots if they refuse to leave when I demand they do so.
Why do we have to put up with this type of behavior on a daily basis? I for one am sick of the urinating in the street, the destruction of private property, the garbage strewn all over the streets and vehicles being damaged by drunken idiots. Will anything ever be done to put an end to this unacceptable behavior?”
A disgusted 411 reader