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Today I Learned... About Palm Beach's Florida's Plan to Annoy the Homeless into Leaving




Crazy title, huh. Clickbait? Nope. There are places in Palm Beach where they play loud, annoying music like "Baby Shark" in order to make sure that the homeless to group up in that area. The parks and recreational officials are doing their best to keep the homeless out of an area where the rich pay to live near the water pavilion. They thought it would be a good idea to annoy the homeless into leaving. Who thinks of these things?

The homeless are people too and to try to do this is beyond messed up. I understand that the homeless shouldn't be on private property, but they could handle this a better way by telling them to leave or face the law. This way, they just leave and nothing bad happens. There is a lack of housing in Palm Beach and this is the main root of the problem. With more affordable housing, there would be less people on the street. Palm Beach should focus on making more affordable housing, instead of intentionally aggravating the homeless.




Sources:

Ockerman, Emma. “This Florida City Is Playing ‘Baby Shark’ on a Loop to Push Homeless People Out.” VICE News, VICE News, 17 July 2019, news.vice.com/en_us/article/mb8z3b/this-florida-city-is-playing-baby-shark-on-a-loop-to-torture-homeless-people?ref=vice.