VOICES - Judges are not stupid, as Mr. Dumont said in CityWatch; but his reasoning could be labeled as such.
Neighbors, myself included, complain because of the noise, crowds that mill around, all-night loud parties, petty thefts, vehicle abuse, parking problems, sex in public, drug deals, the overcrowding, etc.
Alcoholics may be classed as a “protected” group, but why should they get away with things that sober or social drinkers cannot?
What makes people with a preventable illness or addiction special? Our society is ridiculous in its making almost any minority “protected” victims.
How about people with thumbs that do not curve, such as mine? Heck---it makes hitching a ride more difficult!! Seriously, these houses are money-making enterprises and should not be located in residential, single-family home areas.
(Tesa Becica … sober 30 years … lives in Van Nuys.) -cw
Vol 9 Issue 83
Pub: Oct 18, 2011