I respect your opinion and view. I admire and commend people who work in social services. I get some people are more compassionate then others. I can't imagine a world without compassion. Problem is there are some people who view compassion as weakness and take advantage of that. Personally I find it hard to be compassionate towards someone who violates people and their property. One day it's theft and the next day it's a violent crime. Where do you draw the line? I live in a large city and have witnessed and have been the victim one time too many. Everyone has to be resopndsible for their own actions.This is not about politics. It's about basic human compassion. Yes, I react differently than those that wanted to beat, shoot, kill, and whip him. [over a laptop!]
At the food bank where I worked, we received a large donation from a local pharmaceutical billionaire who, several years later, was indicted for bribing doctors offices to push his opioid product and addicting thousands. These are the true societal bad guys.
It's impossible to work for a social services organization for long and not see things through a different lens.
BTW, kudos to the OP for handling this so level-headedly (is that even a word?).
Yes, I would help and give a neighbor or stranger in need everything I could. Not so much for the person who habitually prays on other people.