Still shoeless

Rick Moran
Well, that didn't take long.  Last week, Forrest Gump, writing about The Reality of Homelessness, stripped the layers from the feel good story of the week: [T]hat viral photo of the homeless man, the cop, and the shoes that they are blind to all that is so very, very wrong about the situation. What was wrong with situation, Gump wrote, was the inability to acknowledge shoeless man's mental state. Gump was a prophet.  Or, as with many prophets, able to eliminate romanticism and confront reality, no matter  how unpleasant.  Just a few days later, the New York Times,  had an update on the homeless man and his new shoes. His name is Jeffrey Hillman, and on Sunday night, he was once again wandering the streets - this time on the Upper West Side - with no shoes. The $100 pair of boots that Officer DePrimo had bought for him at a Skechers store on Nov. 14 were nowhere to be seen. "Those shoes are hidden. They are worth a lot of money,"...(Read Full Post)

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