If it looks like Denver’s homeless are being swept further away from Coors Field and convention center before the Major League Baseball All-Star game this weekend, Mayor Hancock insists that’s just your silly imagination.
Why on Earth would city officials care if the national spotlight on Denver also illuminates the homeless and drug addicts living amongst the garbage and tents lining our sidewalks like some Third World country?
That’s what Hancock is suggesting:
For his part, Mayor Michael Hancock denies that the latest sweeps have anything to do with the All-Star game, even when he was pressed by reporters last week.
“It is not,” Hancock said. “Let me be very clear, it is not connected to the All-Star game. There’s not been one new order to step-up enforcement. What we’re doing post-pandemic, is enforcing the law.”
Hancock’s proud of the state of his city and any day now will probably roll out a new slogan, such as: “America’s Mile High Slum City. Come for the taxes, stay for the crime.”
Mark Dym, owner of Marco’s Coal-Fired Pizza hit the nail on the head when he told 7Denver news today’s homeless situation is due to failed policies — liberal policies we would add — that lands squarely on the shoulders of U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper.
“If you’re going to do a sweep, have a place to bring people,” Dym said. “Come up with a real solution. Don’t just keep putting a Band-Aid on it. And that’s all they do. I think it goes back to Mayor Hickenlooper, you know? Denver’s Road Home. We were going to end homelessness in 7 years. Well, that whole situation fell apart.”
Technically, Hickenlooper pledged to end homelessness in 10 years, and that was eight years ago.
Hickenlooper brushes off his failed policy as a marketing ploy, which is pretty much how Democrats propose solving every problem — through a marketing ploy to convince the public they can spend their way out of a problem.