DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING BAD BEHAVIOR!
By Max R. Weller
I’ve obtained permission to post photos of some of the worst trashy areas. Granted, not ALL of these sites are the dirty work of transients, but moving the sociopathic bums on down the road back to Denver would go a long way to solving the problems they bring with them. Unattended campfires, unsanitary conditions, disruptive and sometimes violent behavior fueled by alcohol and drugs, neglected and abused animals, even very young kids who aren’t receiving the care they deserve from their parents who are Travelers.
See for yourself:
It’s just like what can be found in and around the City of Boulder, moved farther up into the mountains. It’s also many of the same bums, catered to by Bridge House / Community Table, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow, and many other groups who provide services to literally anybody who can stagger through their doors. Registered sex offenders find a safe haven in the year-round Transition Program at BSH. Then, at some point, they “travel” on up to Nederland and its environs.
Like I’ve always said, instead of handing out citations for various petty offenses — the Travelers won’t show up in court — just give out the $5 bus tickets on RTD bound for Denver, along with sack lunches consisting of a couple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a bottle of water.
And stop donating to the apologists / enablers until they start requiring a valid photo ID showing a Boulder County address from any homeless person seeking shelter / services.