Why do homeless shelters require a form of ID to let someone have shelter there? Isn't that MEGA-unfair for anyone down-and-out who has had their wallets stolen?
This brings up a catch-22:
Homeless individuals are more vulnerable to mugging, etc. and having their belongings stolen.
Then when they realize they can’t sleep at a homeless shelter without a form of state-issued ID, they may try to visit the DMV or whatever agency to get a replacement.
Then they find out that they can’t get a replacement because they don’t have an address to get it mailed to!
So without the means to get into a shelter in the first place, unless they live in any latitude south of Oklahoma City, they’ll likely freeze to death in the winter cold.
What a sad, sad society.
(PS: I’m not quite sure whether it’s all shelters or just some.)