IN “BOSS TWEED OF THE Homeless” (8/13), you failed to make clear that a quote attributed to me referred to an old, adversarial, “us against the world” Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) of the early ’70s. At that time, CCNV was newly organized and living in three houses owned by Luther Place Memorial Church. Patrick Symmes’ perception was that CCNV then was “neither a community, nor creative, nor nonviolent” just as Luther Place was busy being “religious” more than faithfully prophetic. After some painful and costly encouragement (court action), CCNV was persuaded to move on to other addresses.
Pastor, Luther Place Memorial Church
N Street Village