Regarding “S.F. gallery owner justified in spraying homeless woman with water hose” (Letters to the Editor, SFChronicle.com, Jan. 16): The letter headline was shocking. How can you present an assault as having any justification whatsoever? Would you publish a man’s justification for slapping his wife, too?: “She deserved it … look what she made me do.”
Homeless folks, especially those with behavioral health challenges, are our most vulnerable neighbors. Printing a justification for assault only encourages more violence and vigilantism.