Jon Caldara, a businessman from the city of Denver has absolutely had enough of the issues that come with having an out of control homeless population and all the crap — literally — that comes from that problem, specifically the defecating these folks do outside his place of business. This is disgusting, and unfortunately, thanks to the failures of liberal policy in cities across the country, it’s a problem that has become all too common.
However, according to TheBlaze, Caldara, who is the CEO of Independence Institute, which is a libertarian think tank that is based out of the city, decided to gather up the human poop that he has been forced to clean up outside of his own business and send a pretty clear message to the elite working at city hall, particularly Mayor Mike Johnston, a Democrat, by dumping the poop on their steps.
And it was all caught on video, thanks to news cameras on the scene.
“Here is — oh my God — human feces that I’ve cleaned up,” Caldara said to reporters from KCNC-TV while holding a box filled with, well, number two. “This is a present from the homeless to the people who have kept this homeless problem going.”
“We have to clean up vomit and urine and syringes and used condoms and feces. We didn’t cause the homeless problem in Denver, but we have clean up after it,” he said. “This is a not an affordable housing crisis. This is a drug crisis, this is a mental health crisis, and this is a crisis of law. That these people who need help will never get help if they are not brought to jail where they are forced to get some help.”
The CEO stated that surveillance equipment that is monitoring his business have captured lots of video footage of homeless folks relieving themselves outside of his business several times a week.
“When Johnston entered office in July, he immediately declared a state of emergency over the homelessness problem, which has grown to more than 9,000 people. Johnston has pledged to find housing for 1,000 of those people by the end of the year,” TheBlaze reported.
Caldara told local media outlets he has chatted with the mayor about the problem, but wants to see the city government take more action to deal with the issue.
“Yes, I’ve talked to the mayor. He’s a great guy; I wish him all the best,” Caldara remarked. “And I understand that he is trying a new technique of housing first, but I also want him to enforce the laws.”
The mayor’s office gave a response to the poop-dumping episode, stating that officials are working on placing restrooms and trash cans close to homeless camps to help cut down on the problem. However, Caldara did offer up a spot of good advice for other business owners who are experiencing the same poop-related headaches he is.
“Next time you clean it up, drop it off here. Drop it off at city hall as an act civil disobedience to ask them, to demand of them to address the problem,” he concluded.
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