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LA County Finds Health Code Violations in Skid Row (Well, Duh!)
AP ^ | June 4, 2012 | CHRISTINA HOAG

Posted on 06/04/2012 3:36:04 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

LA County Finds Health Code Violations in Skid Row

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is violating the county health code for hazardous conditions on Skid Row, including nearly 90 rats' nests, a dozen hypodermic needles and piles of human excrement and trash on sidewalks, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has found.

The notice of violation stems from an extensive Health Department inspection last month of the 10-block area of downtown Los Angeles that houses the nation's densest population of homeless people, most of them mentally ill and substance abusers.

Health officials ordered the city to fix the problems by this week and made other recommendations to help keep the neighborhood sanitary on an ongoing basis.

The inspection was made at the request of the city attorney's office as it gathers evidence in a bid to overturn a federal judge's order last year prohibiting the seizure of homeless people's property from sidewalks.

The city says the order is making it difficult to clean up the area as sanitation workers are not sure what is personal property and what is trash. Meanwhile, nearby businesses and residents have complained about the proliferation of furniture and shopping carts and people living in tents.

"The deposits on sidewalks have reached a crisis point," said Jane Usher, special assistant city attorney.

Sanitation workers have been intensely cleaning the neighborhood to remedy the violations, she said.

The May 21 report to the city attorney's office contained little news to Skid Row community advocates, but highlighted the precarious conditions in the neighborhood, where some 800 people bed down on sidewalks nightly and 3,000 others cram into shelters and special housing.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: absurdistan; bananarepublic; bigcity; cityattorney; codeenforcement; corruptocracy; fail; ghetto; healthdepartment; homeless; humanexcrement; ineptocracy; inspection; la; losangeles; obamanation; obamaville; obvious; publichealth; ratnest; skidrow; wearethechangeweseek; wtf

Wow ... how long did it take for county public health officials to find health code violations against LA city's Skid Row?

Isn't this like finding health code violations at the city dump?

1 posted on 06/04/2012 3:36:16 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER
Skid Row!

Oops sorry, wrong thread...

2 posted on 06/04/2012 3:39:19 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: DogByte6RER
"The deposits on sidewalks have reached a crisis point," said Jane Usher, special assistant city attorney.

Well, you let it happen, did you not?

3 posted on 06/04/2012 3:39:49 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh No! The poor bums!


4 posted on 06/04/2012 3:43:40 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: unixfox

It’s never a local, state or federal commissar’s fault.


5 posted on 06/04/2012 3:44:40 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: DogByte6RER

There’s a healthy living code for cardboard boxen? Who knew?


6 posted on 06/04/2012 3:45:35 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Well, gotta give props to that telephone pole with the USA on it....


7 posted on 06/04/2012 3:46:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: hattend
It’s never a local, state or federal commissar’s fault.

They fight over taking credit for fixing the problem however.

8 posted on 06/04/2012 3:51:04 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: DogByte6RER
including nearly 90 rats' nests, a dozen hypodermic needles and piles of human excrement and trash on sidewalks

Sounds like an average OWS camp.
9 posted on 06/04/2012 3:54:10 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: unixfox
>>> "....... extensive Health Department inspection... " <<<

Must not be a real big problem, as it took an *EXTENSIVE* inspection to find $hit on the sidewalk. I can only assume that if it was just a *ROUTINE* inspection, they wouldn't even have noticed if there was a Battleship on the sidewalk.

10 posted on 06/04/2012 3:54:23 PM PDT by jmax (Be warned....I'm armed. Round is chambered, full magazine is inserted, safety is off.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That “USA” stands for “Underground Service Alert”. There are wires or pipes undergound.


11 posted on 06/04/2012 3:55:53 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That “USA” stands for “Underground Service Alert”. There are wires or pipes undergound.


12 posted on 06/04/2012 3:57:22 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: NathanR

And here I thought we had some patriotic bums!!


13 posted on 06/04/2012 3:57:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: DogByte6RER
My cats are clean!
14 posted on 06/04/2012 3:58:34 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
LOL

I would see that around town occasionally and wonder what it was. I asked someone and they said that it had to do with underground stuff. I looked it up in Wiki.

15 posted on 06/04/2012 4:00:09 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: DogByte6RER

The bums sleeping on the streets have special status with the LAPD just like the illegal aliens. The laws do not apply to them. In the good old days the LAPD would make a tactical sweep with their billy clubs and kick some ass.


16 posted on 06/04/2012 4:19:53 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: DogByte6RER

Is it really called Skid Row?


17 posted on 06/04/2012 4:31:56 PM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: DogByte6RER

ten blocks, you say? Last time I powered thru LA I saw a whole lot more than ten blocks that I wouldn’t live in. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that health inspector person is a lazy bleep hole who just isn’t trying. And wot kept the underperforming bureaurat from getting there in, oh, say 1970?


18 posted on 06/04/2012 4:40:02 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: DogByte6RER
LA County Finds Health Code Violations in Skid Row

uh-huh...and guess who is going to pay for that cleanup?

(here's a hint, its not the taxpaying residents of skid row).

19 posted on 06/04/2012 4:59:55 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: cherokee1

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/asylums/special/excerpt.html

For a substantial minority, however, deinstitutionalization has been a psychiatric Titanic. Their lives are virtually devoid of “dignity” or “integrity of body, mind, and spirit.” “Self-determination” often means merely that the person has a choice of soup kitchens. The “least restrictive setting” frequently turns out to be a cardboard box, a jail cell, or a terror-filled existence plagued by both real and imaginary enemies.


20 posted on 06/04/2012 5:59:23 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: DogByte6RER
I'm glad to see that the crazy, smelly bum homeless person has a Bugs Bunny doll.
21 posted on 06/04/2012 7:11:30 PM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: wastedyears
We are the youth gone wild!

Yeeeeeehhh, that was my thought, too.
22 posted on 06/04/2012 7:51:58 PM PDT by arderkrag (ABOs are Romneybot trolls. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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