Police have issued summonses to them totaling more than $2,000, a likely ineffective response since the offenders appear to be people without means.
"It's disgusting," one advocate told the tabloid. "The city doesn't care, because it's the poor side of the park. This wouldn't happen on the Park Slope side or by Grand Army Plaza."
Is that because people on the east side of the park have a more permissive attitude? "Seen these folks in PP many times," one commenter writes. "I guess some of the nosy buggy pushers with their adorable toddlers (heavy sarcasm) snitched these folks out. Park Slope folks look for any opportunity to make themselves feel superior to well, just about anyone; and what an easy opportunity this must have afforded."
Unexpectedly, the comments on the Post website are overwhelmingly in support of the homeless, apparently because if the issue is "Neanderthals vs. Animal Rights crazies," as one commenter puts it, the paper's readership comes down hard on the side of neanderthals. "How dare they attempt to survive!" writes one sarcastically. Sure, why don't we encourage the homeless to break into zoos and eat the lions?