Last week, Patricia Calhoun noted the post-camping ban adjustments being made by the city and Sports Authority to accommodate people lined up in advance of the annual Sniagrab sale. One reader saw a disconnect in the treatment of these bargain shoppers with others disrupted by the new policy.
It's ridiculous how we call it a camping ban but we let those who can afford to literally "camp" outside of Sports Authority just so they can save a few bucks on their ski gear. On the other side, the homeless can't even afford camping gear, don't set up big intrusive tents on the sidewalk, and don't have anywhere else to go. Camping ban just doesn't sound too fitting when you put things into perspective...
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