Dec 5, 2012

Foster house hearing, Long Beach, Wa.

 Wednesday morning I photographed a public hearing regarding the possible opening of a facility to house at-risk foster boys in Seaview. Somewhere between 120 and 200 people showed up to speak out against the facility, though judging by their questions for the owner, they didn't seem to understand what kind of facility it was planning to be and what kind of kids would be housed there. Many came thinking it would be a type of juvenile detention center (which its not). It was a little disheartening to see the people of this community who have always supported kids to have such a knee jerk reaction to something like this that could be a positive thing for local kids in really tough situations.

My favorite in the crowd was this guy who took up a spot outside one of the windows since it was so very crowded indoors.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey D,

Just catching up on your eye candy blog.....excellent as usual. This series of photos does indeed make me sad. Your viewpoint of knee jerk reaction is correct.

Glad your year is ending happy. Your pics of the wedding makes us happy. Thanks again friend.