STM criticized for approach to homeless

Over the time I’ve done this blog I’ve noticed a lot of conceptual pendulums, and one of them is how the STM deals with the homeless. Periodically there are announcements (usually in winter) that the STM and its security are going to be more tolerant, and then we’ll get a piece like this in which we find, to our everlasting surprise, that the STM muscle is back to its old ways.

In addition, this piece talks about the practice of fining the homeless, while we periodically see articles explaining, as to a five-year-old, that there’s no point in issuing tickets to people who have no permanent address, no money and no way to get any – and yet the practice continues.