What have we become?
We go on living our lives every day as if most everything is all right. March 7 I had to make a stop on Ventura Avenue to get some fuel around 10 a.m. I don’t get downtown on the weekends much, but I noticed a lot that I don’t notice during the weekdays, when all the hustle and bustle with the traffic and all is going on.
We have a huge problem, people! There are mentally ill people roaming around talking to themselves, sometimes screaming violently at imaginary people. These are human beings! Have we become so cold and self-centered that we act like they don’t exist?
I am calling on Mayor Ashley Swearengin and the Fresno City Council to do whatever they have to, including proposing some sort of tax to take care of the mentally ill. Those of us who do not suffer owe it to those who do.
Many of us attend churches around the Valley and let this continue. These human beings are out on the street and cannot fend for themselves.