[internetworkers] NIMBY (Was "Do you want a registered sex offender in yourneighborhood?")
Kristen James Eberlein
kristeneberlein at mindspring.com
Tue Aug 30 21:01:32 EDT 2005
Who likes pedophiles? No one.
But the NIMBY (not in my backyard) thing is problematic. There is a
half-way house in my (essentially) downtown Durham neighborhood. It's
been here a *long* time. A year or two back, a neighbor raised a NIMBY
ruckus, which I thought was unfortunate. Halfway houses must be in
*somebody's* neighborhood. And honestly, my personal take was that the
halfway house's location -- on a bus line, in a neighborhood with a
strong, very active neighborhood association -- was a very good one.
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