Earlier this week, perennial Chapel Hill mayoral candidate Kevin Wolff disseminated a campaign flyer in the Homestead Park neighborhood telling parents that they should be very concerned about the men's transitional facility locating on Homestead Road, suggesting that when the shelter is located there "a child will be assaulted, molested, kidnapped, and/or killed in that park. It's not a matter of if this will happen... it is a matter of when." The full flyer can be read here.
Community House resident Tommy Owens responded to Wolff's flyer with the following letter and early voting information, which he distributed to his follow residents and through the UNC student group Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication (HOPE):
My Fellow Residents:
Here’s a perfect example of what some people think about you and I.
A killer… child molester ... and kidnapper.
Do not allow a vote to determine who we are or where welive. We are free moral agents. Free to vote. Free not to allow a judgmental politician to tell us who we are. He comments he will not rest until he finds a better place for us to live.
So vote for your Freedom to be free – or vote to find us an island.