Hawaii Rep. Tom Brower Thinks Smashing Shopping Carts Will Help Solve Homeless Problem

In Hawaii, Tom Brower, a Democratic state representative, is walking around with a sledgehammer and disabling shopping carts used by the homeless. He says he does it because “it’s threatening to steal things,” meaning taking shopping carts to use as storage of personal possessions, yet Brower does not see the irony of how threatening it is to walk around with a sledgehammer to destroy the carts. And it’s not just the carts—Brower appears to have disdain for the homeless, one of the most vulnerable segments of our society, who often suffer from mental health issues.