Zuccotti Park has become a haven for the homeless.I suspect that the truth is far closer to "free food" than "open-minded people." But whatever, it seems that the habitually homeless are joining the voluntarily homeless, which does not sit all that well with the latter:
Enticed by the allure of free food and a community of open-minded people, increasing numbers are leaving New York's shelters to join the Occupy Wall Street protesters...
"If [the homeless are] going to come here and get our food, bedding and clothing, have books and medical supplies for no charge, they need to give back," Digioia* said. "There's a lot of takers here and they feel entitled."A lot of takers there and they feel entitled. Hmm. I'm not sure how that's any different than the rest of the protesters there.
* "Lauren Digioia, 26, a member of the sanitation committee." For some reason, that part made me laugh.