Homeless Hit Squads to hide Aucklands poverty for RWC
In my latest installment of how shit this rugby world cup is, we've covered off the massive cost, we've covered off the vandalism to the central city being agreed to in order to tart the city up, noted the deplorable spike in domestic violence and sexual assaults and we've covered off the disgusting expansion of Secret Intelligence Service powers given because of the Rugby World Cup alongside the Police hassling Mana members and Union Activists, NOW we have homeless hit squads by private companies.
Auckland Council has paid for security guards to "ensure the safety" of homeless people during the Rugby World Cup. I'm sorry, 'ensure the safety of homeless people' really? How exactly will the homeless be helped by two daily sweeps of Queen Street during the rugby world cup? Oh they will be 'helped' by the Police and this $20 000 private security firm by simply throwing them off the street or into a prison cell. How this helps the homeless person I'm not certain, but wouldn't $20 000 be better spent helping the Homeless shelter in Auckland build new shelters for the homeless as a solution rather than a romper stomper approach?
The Rugby World Cup Homeless Hit Squads are coming to cleanse Queen Street so that the visiting tourists don't see that NZ is the 7th most unequal county in the OECD.
Gosh I can't wait for this bullshit to be over.