Aberdeen (Md) Councilwoman Sandra Landbeck joined the Aberdeen Tea Party (Mayor Pat McGrady and Steven Goodin) to co-sponsor a town ordinance to make living in a homeless tent in Aberdeen a crime. The ordinance will impose a $50 fine on anyone living in a tent for more than 24 hours within the town borders.
The “Handcuff the Homeless” Bill is meant to create an incentive for the homeless to get out of Aberdeen. Dwelling in a tent outside of Aberdeen allows the Aberdeen homeless problem to become a Harford Couty problem.
Ciuncilwoman Landbeck is quoted in the Republican Aegis/Sun ; “Now we’re unable lawfully to go in and say ‘You need to move’.This ordinance will give us that. We can say , ‘You can find someplace else, you just cant stay here.”
Landbeck went on to say :“It gives us authority to TREAT THE PROBLEM rather than ENABLE THE PROBLEM.”
Criminalizing the homeless is Landbeck and McGrady’s idea of “treating the problem”.
Ironicly the Police Chief Henry Trabert says “We dont expect to get any real fines out of these people. We know they don’t have money. And we don’t to see them incarcerated, that’s not the idea”
What the hell is the idea then. McGrady and Landbeck want to criminalize the problem and kick the problem out of town limits. Trabert, the Sociologist-Cop, wants to solve it as a community social economic problem. “Its our duty to make sure we take care of the people who cant take care of themselves.”
If the illegitimately appointed Councilman Steve Goodin joins McGrady-Landbeck in supporting the ordinance then the measure becomes law unless the State or ACLU declares it unconstitutional. Goodin , a McGrady crony,was chosen by McGrady for this mission . McGrady solved the election tie-vote last year by ignoring the 699 votes that Stephen Smith recieved and instead appointed Goodin to the council having recieved no votes. If Smith had been rightly allowed in the tie-vote runoff McGrady would not have enough corrupt votes to push such an ignorant inhumane measure.
If you don’t stop corruption when it starts it just spreads like cancer..
April 10th Rally at City Hall! Throw the Political Bums Out, Not the Homeless!