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Glendale leaves its homeless out in the cold

To the editor: Once again the homeless get left out in the cold by heartless policies spurred by "patrons" of the library, the recreation center and the retailers. This rejection is a common theme in many cities that deal with this most despised group in our society. ("No winter homeless shelter this year in Glendale," Nov. 27)

Glendale turns its face away in part because only 12% of the past shelter users were from Glendale. Whatever happened to the principle of hospitality to the stranger found at the heart of all major religions? Whatever happened to the idea that we are all brothers and sisters, irrespective of geography?

Some could die from exposure. Do the patrons and the politicians ever think of that? Do they even care?

Douglas J. Miller, Goleta, Calif.

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