I just moved to Humboldt County from the Bay Area, and was astonished to read in this paper that the homeless were the runners-up in the category "Best Thing to Bitch About" ("Best Of," Aug. 7). But my astonishment turned to horror upon reading in the Humboldt Edge (August/September, Vol.1 No.5) about an art exhibit objectifying the homeless and also revealing the places they leave their meager belongings during the day and return to sleep at night. If the homeless are just something to bitch about, letting law enforcement and NIMBYs know exactly where they are camping is the next logical step.
Where is the much-touted humanity and tolerance rumored to reign supreme in Humboldt County? Have I been bamboozled?
Samora Montana, Trinidad