Kelsey Whipple's post about an Occupy Denver protest at Snooze over the weekend has produced lotsa strongly expressed opinions on both sides of the issue. Here's a comment from a reader who understands why Snooze supports an urban camping ban.
So? Did you comment on her comments at City Council? Did you offer ANY testimony at City Council?
Do you realize that the more business Snooze does (through its own hard work and industry), the more tax money is available to go toward the homeless?
These protesters are idiots, and their protest is rightly disregarded by the hordes of Snooze customers that continue to eat there. Instead of attacking this business, they should be protesting on the front lawns of City Council members that voted against their cause or actively working toward replacing those council members. But no, they choose a silly dog and pony show instead.
Do you ever wonder why there is no perceived "homeless problem" in Greenwood Village? Because Greenwood Village doesn't offer any services to the homeless so they don't go down there. Why aren't you protesting in Greenwood Village? It's horrible that they are doing NOTHING for the homeless.
Follow and like the Michael Roberts/Westword Facebook page.
For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.