I know what you are thinking. No, it was not Jon Corzine.
Earlier this week, a former governor of New Jersey went undercover to expose the struggle homeless people go through if they are mentally ill.
Democratic state Sen. Richard Codey, who briefly took over as governor after Jim McGreevey (D) resigned in 2004, began calling homeless shelters last November only to find out that they were hesitant to take “crazy people,” required ID or that the person be on welfare.
“To find some place to take you if you were homeless was impossible, essentially, unless you were on some government entitlement program,” he explained to NBC New York.
After spending an hour with a makeup artist to make him unrecognizable, Codey took on the fictional identity of Jimmy Peters, a mentally ill man who had been recently released from a local hospital’s psychiatric ward.
Case worker Ross Croesmann was able to get the former governor into Goodwill Rescue Mission in downtown Newark for one night. Other shelters refused to take him at all.Read the rest at Raw Story
Former NJ gov. poses as mentally ill man at homeless shelter
by David Edwards