July 21, 2013 at 6:58 AM
Homelessness in King County
Speak up for disabled homeless people
I am concerned about the way homeless people are being treated in our state parks when we do have money, and are in need of having a place to put our tent.
I stayed at South Whidbey State Park when I was harassed by the park ranger and was treated like I was nothing. I have had a hard time for most of my life, since I became disabled due to a work injury. I am now homeless and living in a tent, which is much better than I was doing before.
Because I stayed in the park for longer than 10 days, I have been forced to look for other accommodations that are costing twice as much, and as a result of being robbed, I am short on cash.
I need the readers of your paper to write to our legislators and ask them to change the 10-day rules, and allow us good homeless people to stay until we can find a home that we can live in. Please ask these people why this is happening, and let them know how you feel about the disabled homeless.
We will never be heard.
Elizabeth Mayman, Oak Harbor
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