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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Tent City in Providence shut down

Providence (n): Divine guidance or care; God, conceived as the power guiding and sustaining human destiny.

Ironic, but apparently the city fathers of Providence, Rhode Island feel as though they have no role in care for homeless people. They ordered the closure of a tent city which was erected on private land, because the tents did not meet local building codes. In the words of other well-known New Englanders: BoooOOOOo-gus. Better for homeless people to be unregulated, under a bridge?

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