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Reader: The homeless on the 16th Street Mall are a menace and keep me away

Reader: The homeless on the 16th Street Mall are a menace and keep me away
Photo by Britt Chester

Our post about an advocacy group arguing that a plan to hire ten new police officers to patrol the Ballpark neighborhood, LoDo and the 16th Street Mall essentially criminalizes the homeless inspired a lively back-and-forth between folks with very different views. Here's a post from a reader who feels something must be done to address the issue.

Stephen Felt writes:

The homeless people are a menace on the 16th Street Mall and the main reason I stay away from it. The police have to do something about them, they're obnoxious in their begging for money and food. Last time I was there, for the music festival, I was accosted several times by beggars looking for money and guys asking for my leftover food.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.


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