Randy - Homeless in Venice California

Randy


Randy has been homeless for 12 years. He makes his living collecting and recycling cans. Unfortunately for Randy (and the entire homeless population in California) a new recycling law has done into effect that will […]

Randy

Randy has been homeless for 12 years. He makes his living collecting and recycling cans. Unfortunately for Randy (and the entire homeless population in California) a new recycling law has done into effect that will put his meager income at risk.

Under the new law, Californians must show a valid state ID to cash in aluminum (including cans). Photographs and thumb-prints are collected, and money is withheld for three days. This law is meant to prevent metal theft from construction sites or vehicle parts, which is a legitimate problem. But why not exempt those who are simply looking to cash in cans?

During the interview, I asked Randy if he had three wishes, what would the be. His first response? A home.

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