Monday June 23rd, 2014
PROPOSED REGIONAL HOMELESS SHELTER TO BE BUILT IN SARASOTA FL:
Existing research indicates that substantial numbers of the homeless have a history of involvement in the criminal justice system and that the homeless may be overrepresented among certain identified criminal groups. A study was conducted to gather information through self-report and from archival data on a sample of 125 homeless shelter users concerning both their criminal history and their current illegal activity. Interview data were gathered on prior arrests, incarceration history, illegal drug use, and current illegal sources of support. The results revealed a wide range of past and current criminal behavior: as many as 62.4% of the subjects had been arrested for illegal behavior, or admitted to earning current illegal income, and 44.3% of male respondents had a history of incarceration in jail or prison. Criminal behavior appeared to serve various functions among the homeless, and the homeless who engaged in illegal behavior can be classified as chronic criminals, supplemental criminals, criminals out of necessity and substance abusers. see http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED269713
1). Sarasota Herald Tribune Poster Boy for The Homeless Darrell Arline Charged with 2 counts of felony aggravated battery for pouring gasoline on two people while holding a lighter. see https://pibillwarner.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/sarasota-herald-tribune-poster-boy-for-the-homeless-darrell-arline-charged-with-2-counts-of-felony-aggravated-battery-for-pouring-gasoline-on-two-people-while-holding-a-lighter/
2). …Jesse Sawyer Jr., the accused child molester who has been the subject of a multi-state manhunt, has been re-captured and arrested in Florida. Pinellas Park police say he was found Friday afternoon at Calvary Chapel outreach for the “Homeless” at 8900 US Highway 19 N Pinellas Park Florida see http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3378541.shtml
YEP, build it in Sarasota and they will come.