December 2, 2012

"Jeffrey has his own life, and he has chosen that life, but he knows that our hearts and home are always open to him."

"He knows that, he’s well aware of that."

17 comments:

wyo sis said...

I hate to be cynical, but my first thought was "Wait for a lawsuit against either the cop, the photographer or the news organization that published the picture."

Anga2010 said...

I don't fault the family for acting presidential.

Pogo said...

Mental illness seems very likely here.

It's a unique sort of hell, more for the family, whose efforts never solve the problem.

The government long ago turned its back on the homeless, closing the mental hospitals only to find out that the patients were in fact incapable of performing even the simplest adult tasks.

That is, they need parents, but are treated as independent adults. You see, both I and the mentally ill are free to walk the streets barefoot in the winter.

Lyle said...

Land of the free.

Lyle said...

Land of the free.

Sam L. said...

The tragedy of those who are helped by those who know more and better than we and they, and are so much more compassionate.

phx said...
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Emil Blatz said...

Pogo said...

Mental illness seems very likely here.


Either that or a case of hyperthermic feet syndrome.

Mary Beth said...

I wonder how long the man will have the boots before they are stolen from him.

ricpic said...

How many times do I have to tell that boy...put your shoes on, Pogo!

Pogo said...

Heh.

Okeefenokee is really warm.

Astro said...

I thought at first it was Ina Garten's husband. Figured he'd had enough of her pretentious food and went to live at Burger King.

bagoh20 said...

So we have a theme: Obama is a selfish jerk. No argument here.

ambienisevil said...
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Revenant said...

Mental illness seems very likely here

Or just heavy drug usage. The way the family spoke of him certainly doesn't *sound* like how they would describe someone with mental problems.

X said...

In 1993, he declared bankruptcy after a series of state tax liens in New Jersey. He ended up living in homeless shelters, most recently in Hell’s Kitchen and Harlem.

the wonderful state. creating and saving the homeless.

Hagar said...

In the news this morning, Jeffrey Hillman was gain found wandering the streets of New York and again barefoot. Asked what happened to the boots, he said he had hid them because they were valuable and he wanted a piece of the pie.