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Posts Tagged ‘Raising Arizona’

LA Homeless Activist Thinks US Policy Like Dysfunctional Father

July 16, 2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has convened with nonprofit groups to shelter undocumented immigrant children in L.A. while they await court hearings on whether they can remain in the United States. KCAL9′s Bobby Kaple reports Garcetti said at a forum Tuesday the Department of Health and Human Services reached out to him about the possibility as federal authorities grapple with where to place undocumented children, fueling an ongoing debate about the nation’s immigration policies, which have led to rallies in Murrieta and across the Southland this month. Homeless activist Ted Hayes, who has lived in L.A. for three decades, opposes the idea, insisting there are American kids on city streets who need help first.“It’s kind of a slap in the face to U.S. citizens,” Hayes said. “It’s embarrassing. It’s hurtful. Because it’s like a father saying that he loves children outside of the family more than he loves his own.” LA homeless activist thinks US like dysfunctional father.

 

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Ask The Eye Prison Life is Structured – More’n Some People Care For

November 21, 2013

Dear Eye View

Years ago, before we were married, my husband suggested we write to prisoners all over the country to get their thoughts about life. I was dismissive of it for all the reasons someone might be wary of writing to prisoners. Over the years, whenever we got in fights about my not paying enough attention to his creative endeavors, I would think back to this idea and recognize that it was interesting. Well, it turns out he’d gone ahead and sent out his survey to prisoners. He rented a post office box and the ensuing correspondence has continued for seven years. I only recently learned of it because some of these men are starting to be released. I am sympathetic to those recently released from prison and the challenges they face. But my husband is not prepared for the role he has come to play in these men’s lives. Several have shown up at our house wanting to speak to my husband. It is unsettling, and I am afraid to disappoint them. My husband can’t say no to these men’s repeated, insistent requests to visit our house, borrow the car, get help finding work. I feel terrible cutting these people off after they evidently know so much about us and have considerable emotional investment in our family, but I do not want them in my life or my young child’s lives. I feel like everything I don’t like about my husband is part of this predicament: carelessness with others’ feelings and time, inability to finish projects, poor planning, and general lack of awareness about social justice issues. What should I do about these men when they show up or contact me, and what on earth do I do about my idiot husband?

 Not a Prison Wife
Dear NPW
I understand your concern. That’s quite a bill of indictment you lay out against your husband—and yourself. For some reason you married this reckless dreamer and have a child with him, and now your family is in potential peril because a whole bunch of ex-cons expect him to be their benefactor. My only advise is keep the trailer door locked and hid the child.
Hope this helps
EV
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Raising Arizona Mother Arrested After Forgetting Baby On Roof of Car

June 3, 2012

PHOENIX — A woman has been charged with aggravated DUI and child abuse after her 1-month-old baby was found abandoned in the street. Police were called to the area of 45th Avenue and Cholla early Saturday morning after a child was found sitting in a car seat in the middle of the road.While investigating the scene, two witnesses approached the officers and identified the mother as 19-year-old Catalina Clouser. The witnesses said they had been smoking marijuana with Clouser and her boyfriend earlier in the evening at a nearby park. Clouser decided to leave the house around midnight with her baby asleep in a car seat. Before driving away, Clouser apparently forgot that she had left her child sitting on the roof of her car.

H. I…..Sometimes it’s a hard world for small things.