Arresting people or fining people doesn't do any good when they're homeless and broke and can't pay.jasonchewy wrote: ↑Jan 10th, 2019 3:32 pmI'm just kinda going along with the similar idea of those "No Dumping" "No littering" signs with the attached fines signs I see everywhere.
Do they serve no purpose?
But I think idea of adding a "HELP" light would be enough. Designing a box that'll prevent people from going in, and still allows bags of clothing to go in will be difficult, similar to designing a working raccoon-proof garbage boxes.
But then again, a dollar store level of solution will probably balloon to 100x its cost in execution. heh.
Littering & Dumping fines make sense if the person can afford to pay them and in a lot of cases people would be able to. Most (maybe all?) of the people who have died in these bins are homeless or addicts (or both).
I'm not sure if the help button will be any good since this often happens in the middle of the night with nobody around.