The state of Hawaii has the highest homeless rate of any state with an estimated 17,000 homeless people, and a state rep armed with a sledgehammer is literally hammering away at the problem.
Tom Brower, a Democrat serving his fifth term in office, decided a couple of weeks ago to crack down on the vagrant problem in the city he represents, Waikiki, by walking around with a sledgehammer and an Armani hat and either bashing up shopping carts that he can’t identify as being affiliated with a store, or returning the carts to the stores they originated from.
But take heart… before he destroys the shopping carts, he removes any items belonging to a homeless person and places them on the ground.
Brower decided on this unorthodox course of action because, “I got tired of telling people I’m trying to pass laws. I want to do something practical that will really clean up the streets.”
“I find abandoned junk, specifically shopping carts, and I remove them. I also create a situation where those carts can’t be pushed around the city. I think it’s a good thing,” he continued.
Not only does Brower “help” the homeless problem by doing this, but he also compassionately wakes up any homeless person he finds sleeping at a bus stop during the day and tells them to “get your ass moving.”
Hawaii, which is the most expensive state in the union to live in, in great part because it is an island country, also has a program that will fly out homeless people for free. This is their way of solving their own problem and dumping it onto someone else, instead of, for example, building homeless shelters or providing job training programs for the homeless.
So if you are homeless in Hawaii, watch out for the psycho looking lawmaker in an Armani hat and a sledgehammer perched on his shoulder.
Watch the local news report below.