Thursday, April 29, 2010
We Made The City Paper...For What It's Worth
After a lot of e-mails and agitating, me neighbors and I have gotten some media coverage about this "it's just an apartment although it will only house male ex-offenders from we don't know where" madness.
I'm not crazy about this article, but at least the word is getting out.
Peaceoholics at War
I luv the very patriotic stance the Peacoholics take-
"The founder fathers of our country are ex-offenders..."
I also like how Marion Barry, of all people, says we are "selfish" for opposing this group home.
And the assertion that the people working on the building won't get hired by anyone else (*cue the violins) matters little. The disadvantaged youth were only there for the initial phase--now that have a work force that includes many Latinos. One of the Peacoholics tried to egg my neighbor on, asking her didn't it bother her that the apartments being built by a developer across the street mainly employed Latinos. The makeup of the current construction crew on the Peacoholic's building is no different than the one across the street.
And who cares who is working on the building across the street anyway? These so-called 'addicts to peace' are antagonistic and divisive.
Since it is The City Paper, they did zero in on drama and make it seem political. To me as a homeowner, it is not about politics--it is about my home. And people in the area, homeowners and renters alike are not in favor of this. Renters have said they are leaving because they cannot live near such a facility.
And it brushes past the fact that according the DC law (which the government selectively enforces, of course), this facility is not legal.
At least this blogger gets it-
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