Thank you for your Metrotimes article* in the December 8, 2010 print. What stood out for me was not necessarily the well articulating of the problem and conundrum your community is in, but rather your past as an activist. When I saw this, I suddenly sense that underneath your detailed description of the problem and problems since then is a person who is also open minded. Because I believe from your days as an activist, you have seen the limitations of the olds ways of building a sand castle that addresses the problem, only to see the next high tide wash it away.
From what I have gathered, there is a struggle for Corktown's identity by those who have materially, wanting to drive out those who don't have- the homeless in this case. And this struggle for this identity culminated into a beating by a member of the former group onto a member of the latter group. Sadly, they both are members of your parish. And that this incident is currently making it's way through the legal system, the former retaining a high priced lawyer; the latter persistent in seeing it through by appearing to each court hearing.