Police Hire Homeless to Watch Cemetery
A Cash-strapped Northern California police department, feeling pressure to combat $28,000 in vandalism of a local city-owned cemetery, has turned to the homeless community for augmentation.
In exchange for watching the place, the city is letting him live in a city-owned trailer on the cemetery grounds. The man has “already cleared away years of brush in his first week on the job. He’ll keep a watch out for vandals at the cemetery, which is next to a high school and popular bike trail, and call police if he sees anything suspicious.
“It’s like a step up for me because I’ve been homeless. I got something to do now that’s worthwhile,”
I am in favor of this Streets-to-Graves program personally. Besides, it could be a good early warning device against Zombies…