Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
In 1967, just after Congress adopted LBJ’s Great Society including the War on Poverty, Petula Clark had a hit single with “Don’t Sleep in the Subway.”
50 years later, sleeping on the subway it still a problem in New York and it’s spreading to Los Angeles. At what point do we concede we’ve been defeated, and agree to end the war?
You don’t need to go to NYC to see this, by the way. The Vomit Comit (AKA “Green Line”) is a de facto homeless shelter from after dark until sometime during rush hour.