Homelessness is a serious problem all over the country. Trying to manage it must be a monumental task, to say the least.

I just read an Associated Press article in the April 21 paper (“Supreme Court justices to hear major case on U.S. homelessness“) that said the court would be deciding if homeless people should be fined for sleeping in parks, on sidewalks, etc.

Really? What will be done when the fine can’t be paid (which will be a 100% of the time)? Put them in jail? At least they will have a dry place to sleep and get a meal.

I hate to say it, but this a classic example of “you can fix ignorant, but you can’t fix stupid.”

Lawrence Small, Lewiston

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