I hope this report incites interest as when my report last week on a Doncaster homeless man reading the Bible hit front page and got multiple views fast. The man was shifted, I hope partly due to people in Doncaster, Barnsley or other places reading my report and thinking they cannot quite do that to a lad who alleges he was beaten in properties and was legal.
Today Leeds hits the same shame register. Recent news about bad treatment of vulnerable, ie dementia sufferers being shifted about for mere money - is echoed when I see a homeless man, like the lad in Doncaster, looking to me a rare one of good character, seated in destitution near Specsavers and below Waterstones bookstore. He said God bless as I gave him a £1. He desperately needs help assuming his case is genuine. It is shameful that vulnerable are left out at mercy of service neglect and charity petitioners selling homeless mags in the street near the arts library, who look far less white about the gills than him.
I hope this report gets heard and he moves somewhere fast with aid of services. It is not my job or that of Leeds citizens to feed him when services could do their job. Why should any member of the public who chooses to take care of him have to stress themselves out and visit and give him a regular pound if they feel like it? It is man's inhumanity to man.
I hope he is not there tomorrow when I come back to library. Society is liable. It negages its liability. Sure sign of a failing society, dereliction at the bottom, immoral punishment and profiteering by corrupt leaders at the top who will always be said to be superior even if they hit the nick, which is a terrible situation all round.