At every intersection, on every off ramp, at every stop light, there are impoverished people "flying signs", asking for change. Some are unemployed, even hard working, parents or vets. Others are the disabled, mentally ill, or elderly, that society discarded. Many are good people, just trying to get by, without good fortune or family. This story is not about them.
It is about the Bums-
These are the hopelessly, violently drunk, meth using, often criminal, street people. Also included are homeless-by-choice "crusties", loudly aggressive, toothless women, and the permanently transient, generally dangerous, men. They can be found threatening, cursing, chasing people down, starting fights on busy sidewalks, and causing trouble wherever they go.
And wherever they go, they bring their dogs.
What dogs do these bums love best? PIT BULLS, of course!
I see bums with pit bulls that are barely controlled, frequently unleashed, fighting amongst themselves, or riding on the top of a shopping cart. They reflect, and project, the owners insanity and aggression, but the owners still love to tell you "My pit is the sweetest dog, it won't hurt your kid!". Like all pit owners, they get offended that you don't want your kids near, or find their dogs wonderful- even when they got them for the express purpose of intimidating others.
Hope no one dies, but the way things have been going, there could be 10 deaths in a week, and we would get a new law that ensured pits for all homeless! With the city paying the vet bills, and landlords not allowed to "discriminate"!
Walking home with my toddlers, what did I see?
A pair of little dogs fighting right next to me!
One mixed breed, the other pure pittie
But I am told not to worry, the pits "a real softie!"