Just a thought that was running through my head last night while I was walking back to my apartment- aside from fearing for my life- and not knowing whether the guy walking behind me was some random drunk, or something worse.
Why is it that the homeless in Philadelphia feel the need to follow you around and into the middle of the street where they will yell racial slurs and make try to belittle you as you walk by?
Back home, in New York, our homeless just sat there, asking people who walked by for change, but I found that when I came to Philadelphia, the homeless people I have encountered accost people in the middle of the streets. Not sure about how the city has been dealing with the homeless problem, but would like to find out a little- Some searching through the archives of Philly Metblogs led to a post in 2005 talking about the city announcing a 10 million dollar 10 year plan to make homes and programs for them homeless. Wonder what happened to that plan…