Should the city impose sanctions on the homeless for unruly behavior?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on February 13, 2005
“Absolutely, because it is totally unnecessary, just like it would be for anyone else. They don’t tolerate it with other people, and the homeless should be treated equally.”
“My personal opinion is that I don’t hear anyone talking about imposing sanctions on college students for the same type of behavior. I don’t want to see Lawrence ‘Disneyfied’ like Times Square in New York.”
“I don’t think they should make a law about it. Maybe they should enforce that they reside at a shelter instead of on the street.”
“Yes. I’ve never personally had a problem with it, but I have always been concerned that if there wasn’t anything in the city codes then there would be nothing to discourage them from it.”