Speak Up: Why so many homeless camping out?


Monday, March 5, 2018

I would like to know as a taxpaying citizen living in the city of Rocky Mount, why it seems to be OK for our homeless people to camp out at any street corner or any exit ramp leading to a main highway with all their belongings in a bag, backpack or tents or whatever they own to stay there for several days.

It just seems to be OK; like it is a normal thing in our city.

I feel if I did something like that, place my tent or sleeping bag and I camped out there, I would probably be arrested.

Why is it OK for this to go on in our city in particularly with the new event center coming.

With the event center, we will hopefully have a lot of tourists and new people coming into Rocky Mount, it seems like every corner there are homeless people camping out.