Respect Prince Rupert’s homeless

As a resident of Prince Rupert I find it hard to believe how some of the homeless people are being treated.

Editor:

As a resident of Prince Rupert I find it hard to believe how some of the homeless people are being treated.

A lot of them have little to no family, and if they do, where are they while a member of their family fights their addictions?

I am also appalled by the talk that is circulating our small community. One cab driver took some residents home last night (Oct. 1) and on their way to the destination they passed the Raffles Inn where an emergency took place. There were ambulance and fire trucks outside, the cab driver’s response: “maybe someone killed themselves again” and he laughed! I mean seriously?

The people out here on our streets are human beings just like everyone else! These people that have lost their lives to addiction don’t deserve less sympathy because they were what people label them as!

Wake up Rupert! This is all happening right smack in front of us! Why judge someone by the way they dress or the life style that they choose?

Point is, they are human beings just like everyone else and deserve a little more sympathy than what they are getting!

Brenna Stanley

Prince Rupert