Glen James: Boston "Houseless" man disproves stereotype by returning cash, checks & property he found
The whole problem with falling victim to becoming "The Houseless" is all too quickly being stereotyped, especially those who often turn out to be more righteous than those with jobs, a place to call home and/or have standing in society.
Granted, there are many who only play the system for their own profit/gain/control, but does that excuse those who claim to be qualified to help from not actually HELPING?
"The Houseless" has accumulated countless "Houseless" stories of abuse; wrongful stereotyping; help organizations and/or those calling themselves "HUMANITARIANS" who AREN'T qualified to actually be righteous unto those they claim to HELP and more. Stay tuned as the TRUTH comes to you via www.Houseless.org
Could it be that the massive system of "HELP" that has been created is first and foremost about profit/gain/control while only "PIMPING" the less fortunate?
Could it be that it had taken about 1 year to finally recognize Mr. Glen James is only due to ?
Why isn't Mr. Glen James actually being treated as a human in accordance with what he needs, not what the system wants him to be treated as?
It's always a blessing to know that there does exist those who are "about it" without needing a "pat on the back", a tax break, and/or some sort of cause to fund their business. Thanks to Ethan Whittington, a 27-year-old from Midlothian, Va. and all of those who are about it when it comes to being righteous.
Could it be more than about time society in the United States of America actually puts into place what they preach unto other countries?
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|Sept. 16, 2013: Glen James, of Boston, left, smiles in the direction of members of the media as Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, right, looks on during a news conference at the police headquarters, in Boston. (AP)|
|Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis gave a citation honoring Glen James in Boston. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff|
"Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a ... penny," Glen James said.
|(Photo: Karen Bleier AFP/Getty Images)|
Though he has been homeless for several years, Glen James said in a written statement, "Even if I were desperate for money, I would not have kept even a ... penny of the money I found," The Boston Globe reported. He flagged down a police officer Saturday after finding the bag at the South Bay Center in Dorchester.
"I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone — every pedestrian stranger — who has given me spare change. Thank you!" read the statement James handed out at police headquarters because "I don't talk too much because I stutter."
"It's just nice to have some money in one's pocket so that as a homeless man I don't feel absolutely broke all the time," he said.
Police Commissioner Edward Davis presented James with a special citation.
"He's an honest guy and realized the property belonged to someone else," Davis said.
James said he had worked at a courthouse for 13 years but lost his job and became homeless in 2005.
As word of the good deed spread, a Virginia man began an online campaign Monday to raise $50,000 to donate to James.
"I thought what he did was very honorable," Ethan Whittington, of Richmond, Va., told Boston Magazine.
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