Skip to comments.Barefoot homeless man not actually homeless
Posted on 12/05/2012 6:36:35 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
The homeless man who was given a pair of boots by a kindhearted New York City police officer apparently isn't homeless. According to the New York Daily News, Jeffrey Hillman, 54, has an apartment in the Bronx that is paid for via a combination of rent vouchers, Social Security, and military veteran benefits.
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It’s been said many times that there are homeless people who prefer it that way.
That’s where he “hid” the boots.
So it was a scam.
“Will go barefoot for food.
It takes wisdom to be charitable.
The USA is in unknown territory in terms of understand what our population really needs. We have unlimited demand at food banks, yet the fattest population on the planet. Everyone can go to college, yet we are bankrupting ourselves with school debt. We give boots to the homeless, but turns out they aren’t homeless.
We suffer from poverty, but its not material poverty.
I am sure he claims all this on his 10-99, and pays his "fair share" /sarc
The cop’s generosity was genuine. The bum’s need...yep, scam.
He’s not a homeless guy. He’s a crazy guy. So he fits right in with most of the people who are actually homeless.
I’m disgusted, but not surprised.
twister881 wrote: Will go barefoot for food.
Now That’s funny!
And he probably makes around $40K per year (tax free) begging.
In my building there’s a guy who collects disability benefits and has subsidized rent. Every day he can be seen a few blocks from here panhandling while sitting in a wheelchair. At the end of the day he gets up, pushes the wheelchair home, then carries it up the stairs to his apartment on the 4th floor.
He didn’t really want shoes, he just wanted a few bucks from each passerby.
That’s what the Huff Post thinks he deserves... but it isn’t what he’s got.
Some folks who actually DO need wheelchairs ought to protest this phony but good.
From my experience, giving to panhandlers...
This deal where panhandlers do not live on the street has been the norm for a long time. People begging nowadays almost never live in a cardboard box like they used to. Most have government assistance. They are simply taking a little initiative to bolster the income they get from the government. Many have enough drug and disease problems that they could not really get a real job, but certainly all of them don’t try to earn on the side. Some actually try to do odd jobs here and there on the side to make money. Rotted out teeth on a relatively young person typically means a lot of drugs. Hanging on the streets begging, however, does put them at risk if they look like they have anything worth money on them, or drugs on them, or money on them. The more violent folks on the street will rob other street people. Shelters can be unsafe for them. Giving them a lot of money, or a nice pair of boots like the cop gave the dude, is dangerous for them. And, word can spread quickly if you give someone a lot of money, and you may find much more aggressive panhandlers coming up to you and being very pushy.
The left LIKES this behavior, they condone it. You won’t ever get a sheeperal to admit it, but they definitely wouldn’t support any action to put a stop to it.
They like the gov’t doing “charity” because there is no oversight (”judging”) of the need of the recipients.
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