Letters

Letters

Moving homeless people along, coldly

PAT GREENHOUSE/GLOBE STAFF

From the article “Bridge spikes hindering homeless criticized” (Metro, Jan. 7): “MassDOT spokesman Patrick Marvin said that the spikes were not installed to discriminate against any one group but rather to keep out ‘trespassers.’ ”

And this, from the pen of Nobel laureate Anatole France: “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.”

Jim Mesthene

Waltham