Skip to comments.KCPD uncovers subterranean suburb on northeast side (Obamatown!)
Posted on 04/09/2013 3:06:56 AM PDT by markomalley
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kansas City police uncovered an underground suburb used by the homeless on the city's northeast side.
"This one kind of goes back, and that's deep," Kansas City police Officer Jason Cooley said.
KMBC's Haley Harrison reported that a homeless outreach group said it was unlike anything they've ever seen. The subterranean refuge has caves and tunnels.
Harrison was with police as they went in to break up three homeless campsites near Interstate 435.
"The tents over here, I can guarantee you they're still lived in because of the condition they're in. They're clean. They were more than likely used just last night," Cooley said.
Police were evicting the homeless because of the squalid conditions.
"We're working to find out if in fact they've got kids down here because this is not a safe environment for that," Cooley said.
Cooley told Harrison that he first went to the area because of a rash of crime. Police said copper thieves have repeatedly struck a nearby grain mill, most recently swiping a valuable piece of equipment and now millions of dollars worth of grain is in danger of going bad.
"By providing help for these people in this manner, maybe they won't feel the need to go out and steal because they're getting services they need to be able to live and survive," said Carla Brewer of Hope Faith Ministries.
Hope and change, baby!
Socialisms results have ranged between the merely shabby and the truly catastrophic poverty, strife, oppression and, on the killing fields of communism, the deaths this century of perhaps 100 million people. Against that doctrine was set a contrary, conservative belief in a law-governed liberty. It was this view which triumphed with the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. Since then, the Left has sought rehabilitation by distancing itself from its past. ~ Margaret Thatcher
I imagine that the average citizen in Kenya or Indonesia live better than that.
I think i have some old photos around here somewhere.
Looks like somewhere between the Troui River Bridge and Hue.
Are they sure it wasn’t a prepper community?
Because that approach has always worked so well!
In the early 1900’s in downtown Oklahoma City there was a secret Chinese underground city. I remember hearing stories about it when I was a kid. in 1969 while excavating to build an arena they discovered a bunch of tunnels.
Are the conditions “clean” or “squalid”? Which is it, reporter person?
Bus them to the Hamptons so the rich commies get a share of what they built.
I saw that too. /sigh
This picture makes me miss my Min Pin.
Exactly, caught that too.
Back in the 70s or 80s, one of the city managers tried to get businesses to move into the old underground limestone quarries. I’m not sure how successful that idea was, but a few companies did move in there.
I think the tunnels in this article are part of an old subway system. Probably not a bad place to hang out in the Kansas winters and summers.
Yes, let’s make them comfortable living in a hole in the ground so that they have no incentive to NOT live in a hole in the ground.
Best use for these tunnels has been as a paintball course.
First, this is in Missouri, not Kansas.
Second, they are not part of a subway system. They are tunnels that the 'italians' created that ran from NorthEast (used to be called 'Little Italy') to downtown. The purpose was to provide a safe means of travel for 'mafia' to be able to go downtown to see their lawyers.
And... yes...the tunnels had lighting and environmental controls.