Reader: Pointing fingers in all the wrong directions 


It seems to me there's a disturbing pattern in our town to blame the vulnerable for all our problems. The homeless are blamed. Not the historically low wage scale or the ever-increasing cost of rent.

Developers seem flush with cash for new, upscale projects. They are busily tearing down another low-rent neighborhood to get ready for yet another glamorous hotel. Why don't our stellar builders create a new campus for the homeless? Maybe one that is actually adequate in services?

The deer are blamed. If you regularly visit our open spaces, you may have noticed a drastic reduction in the wildlife habitat. Development all around the perimeters of these spaces, destructive trail-building that crisscrosses through acres of habitat, and worst of all, the clearing of hundreds of acres of all plants with the giant, masticating machine. Is it any wonder there are animals looking for new spaces in which to find shelter? Whether it is shelter for people or wildlife, when will the victims get some consideration, rather than blame?

— Nonne Kreger, Colorado Springs

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