The Washington Post recognized Mayor Richard Berry as one of the 11 most inspiring people because of the city program “There’s a Better Way”. (For full story see https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2016/12/29/2016-wasnt-all-bad-here-are-the-11-most-inspiring-people-we-met-this-year/?utm_term=.bb95c031c851) The program allows the city to hire panhandlers for day jobs and pays them an hourly wage. I cannot wait for the Washington Post to award Berry’s former Chief Public Safety Officer Darren White and Chief Gordon Eden awards for “inspirational law enforcement” towards the homeless. Darren White said “take the gloves off” to remove the homeless from downtown Albuquerque costing the city $98,000 to settle a case. APD Chief Gordon Eden said the shooting of homeless camper James Boyd was “justified” and the City paid $5 million to settle with the Boyd family.