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  • Subway Riders Demanding Answers As City’s Homeless Continue Taking Over Train Cars

    01/23/2019 9:28:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    CBS News NYC ^ | January 21, 2019 | Staff
    As temperatures plunge, some subway riders say they’re seeing more and more homeless people seeking shelter inside subway cars. This winter, commuters say the problem has gotten so bad they’re left with no seats to use. Vagrants turning half of a subway car into their home, filling it with bags, boxes, and clothes.
  • Homeless Camp Waste Leads To Big Toxic Discharge After Massive Storm

    01/18/2019 8:42:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | January 17, 2019 | Steve Large
    Wednesday’s massive storm had rivers rising all around our area. In Sacramento County, the surge of water swept away toxic waste from homeless camps and sent it all downstream. One section of Steelhead Creek, hit hard by toxic debris from homeless camps, grabbed the attention of geologist Roland Brady. One day after the storm, Brady came out to see the aftermath. “I wouldn’t drink it,” Brady said. “I would never drink it. What you’ll see are places that look like a solid waste disposal site, with a creek flowing through it.”
  • San Jose moves forward with shipping container housing plan for homeless

    01/17/2019 3:36:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    ktvu.com ^ | January 10, 2019 | Azenith Smith
    The City of San Jose is moving forward with a plan to use shipping containers to house some of its homeless population. The project will sit on city-owned property southeast of Willow Glen.  The project was to initially put temporary manufactured home on Evans Lane. After pushback from neighbors, it's now evolved into permanent shipping container-sized apartments for the homeless. It’s the City of San Jose’s latest answer to help get its 4,000 homeless people off the streets, converting recycled shipping containers-into studio apartments. “This is a type of modular construction that is an emerging market right now,” said Rachel...
  • LA's Battle for Venice Beach: Homeless Surge Puts Hollywood's Progressive Ideals to the Test

    01/11/2019 8:15:59 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 105 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 11, 2019 | Scott Johnson and Peter Kiefer
    With swelling transient encampments abutting seven-figure homes, the beachside enclave has emerged as a flashpoint for the inequality shaping Los Angeles — and a real-world test case for the liberal ideology of the area’s showbiz residents. After the first attack, Randy Osborn figured it was just his turn. Tire slashings in his east Venice Beach neighborhood had become commonplace. But when his vintage Land Rover was hit a sixth time in the course of a few months, Osborn, who runs a small virtual reality company and has lived in Venice for seven years, began to worry he was being singled...
  • Sick moment homeless man carries a DEAD raccoon into a San Francisco McDonald's [tr]

    01/10/2019 2:12:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2019 | Jessa Schroeder
    This is the nauseating moment a homeless man carries a dead raccoon into a San Francisco McDonald's, leaving trails of blood covering a dining room table and the floors. The unsanitary incident happened at the fast food joint located on 302 Potrero Avenue Monday morning. Customer Chris Brooks shared the footage to Facebook Live. The transient is seen in the clip sitting on one of the chairs after placing the dead animal on a table. Brooks repeatedly shouts at the homeless man in the clip, calling him 'stupid' and crazy motherf***er' who needs to 'go to jail'.
  • Vid Clip - Bum Camp Displays Sentinelese Reaction to Drone Harassment by Annoyed Locals

    12/30/2018 11:57:47 AM PST · by gaijin · 55 replies
    Twitter.com ^ | Dec 30th, 2018 | me
    Bum Camps are expanding and some people don't like it. Some of those DontLikers own personal drones and are using their piloting skills to document the worsening situation. It seems that the laissez-faire approach by the authorities has put some of the locals in a mood for a little pay-back. Funny twitter vid clip series at link shows what unfolds when annoyed tweakers channel their special "Meth Magic" to locate and then chase the drone controllers..! How strange that the most civilized culture now has a subfaction much like the least-civilized culture (pic below related)
  • Germany: Nine homeless deaths due to cold since October

    12/28/2018 6:59:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.24.2018 | ap/jm (KNA, AFP)
    At least nine homeless people have died across Germany due to low temperatures since October, the German body that tracks homelessness (BAGW) said on Monday. “We know of nine people who died at night for no fault of their own,” Werena Rosenke, the association’s managing director told the newspaper Rheinische Post. “In some cases, forensic medical examinations are still ongoing, but we assume that the victims had no dwelling and froze to death due to low temperatures.” Four of the deaths were reported in the port city of Hamburg, two in Düsseldorf and one each in Cologne, Essen and the...
  • Police continue reminding people to not feed homeless, yet do-gooders persist

    12/26/2018 10:08:45 AM PST · by bgill · 30 replies
    nbc3 ^ | Dec. 5, 2018 | Gabby Hart
    Throughout Christmas day, people could be seen pulling up to areas known for their homeless population, handing out blankets, bags, food and drinks, all in the spirit of giving. Yet the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is urging the public not to give back like this. Officials are telling people to donate to shelters and help serve food through organizations such as Catholic Charities, The Salvation Army and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. In fact, during the Thanksgiving holiday, LVMPD issued several citations carrying a $1,000 fine for people who pulled over and fed the homeless. City officials say they...
  • City plans homeless sweep on Christmas Eve (Honolulu)

    12/23/2018 1:37:21 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    kitv.com ^ | December 22, 2018 | Diane Ako
    The city is planning another homeless sweep in urban Honolulu- and it's happening on Christmas Eve. Police officers will be at the Kakaako Makai area before dawn - from 3 to 5:30 a.m. - on Monday. The city posted the notice to its website on Friday. The city periodically removes homeless from public areas when the parks get overrun with homeless people and their tents, tarps, and dogs.
  • Sesame Street introduces homeless Muppet to raise awareness

    12/12/2018 11:27:33 AM PST · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    EW ^ | December 12, 2018
    As Sesame Street gives one of its Muppets a new story, the children’s show continues to confront important issues with viewers. Lily, a previously introduced character, has become the first homeless puppet on the program in an effort to raise awareness of childhood homelessness. In a heartbreaking moment from a series of online videos, her schoolmates make their way out, but Lily hesitates. “I miss our apartment and now we don’t have our own place to live,” she says. “And sometimes I wonder if we’ll ever have our own home again.” With help from her friends, she learns that “home...
  • Donald Gould - PIANIST SENSATIONAL!

    12/08/2018 6:45:58 PM PST · by foundedonpurpose · 5 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | May 9, 2016 | Discovery Free
    Incredible story of a Veteran that was found on the streets playing the Piano. Someone with a heart helped him. Link only! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FalZRgCHeGM Have tissue on hand!
  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Homeless man shoves stranger in front of oncoming truck

    12/07/2018 3:46:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Fox 19 ^ | 12/06/18
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA/CNN) – A transient man is in custody after video shows him pushing a stranger into oncoming traffic. The crime occurred in Downtown Los Angeles' Jewelry District. Police said the man seen in a lime green jacket is a transient that frequents the area. He’s sitting in front of a restaurant around 10 a.m. when the victim, believed to be in his 60s, walks by. Unprovoked, he shoves him into oncoming traffic. The victim is hit by a box truck and ends up under its tire.
  • Results of Colorado Marijuana Legalization 4 Years Later

    11/30/2018 2:21:41 PM PST · by fwdude · 237 replies
    Barbwire ^ | November 30, 2018 | David Jolly
    On January 1, 2014, Colorado legalized the medical and recreational use of Marijuana. They claimed that it would add millions of dollars to the state’s revenue via state taxes which includes a 2.9% sales tax, 10% special sales tax and 15% excise tax, meaning the state would collect $27.90 for every $100 of recreational marijuana sold in the Rocky Mountain state. In April 2014, 19 year old foreign exchange student Levy Thamba plunged off a hotel balcony and died after eating legally purchased marijuana laced cookies. After eating just one cookie, Thamba became agitated and ran out onto the balcony...
  • Election fraud scheme on L.A.'s skid row homeless to sign fake names for cigarettes,cash, DA says

    11/20/2018 11:10:39 AM PST · by NoLibZone · 12 replies
    Nine people face felony charges in connection with a fraud scheme in which they offered cash or cigarettes to homeless people on skid row in downtown Los Angeles in exchange for hundreds of fake or forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, prosecutors said. Los Angeles County prosecutors Tuesday announced the charges, which include circulating a petition with false names, voter fraud and registering a nonexistent person during election cycles in 2016 and this year. “They paid individuals to sign the names,” said Officer Deon Joseph, the senior lead officer on skid row, told The Times in September....
  • California’s Typhus Surge Is Linked to Fleas, Feces, and Bad Economic Policies

    11/18/2018 6:49:20 AM PST · by deandg99 · 29 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/18/2018 | Chloe Anagnos
    Typhus is on the rise in Los Angeles, with its epicenter in downtown, where the city’s sanitation officials are struggling to respond to the nearly two thousand “cleanup requests” they get from locals every month. Like San Francisco, LA is struggling to clean up city streets of human waste—specifically feces—due to a lack of public restrooms and a growing homeless population. There was an average of 700 requests in the area in the spring of 2016, but officials now claim they receive about 1,900 cleanup calls per month thanks to the number of growing homeless camps. But the growing homelessness...
  • Camp Fire Homeless Families Deserve US Charity First; Millions not for Foreign Invaders

    11/18/2018 6:46:34 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 24 replies
    Pure Vanity | November 18, 2018 | self
    With at least 52,000 people now homeless as a result of the California fires, shouldn't they be our top priority of financial and humanitarian concern? Why are unknown foreign invading young men assumed more entitled to American tax payers' money than our own unfortunate people. These Californians are tax-paying American families who have lost everything and are survivors of a traumatic calamity. They are Our People. As in "We The People." They deserve to be first in line, along with American Veterans struggling to survive and other suffering Americans We have thousands of Americans struggling with mental health issues and...
  • Homeless man, couple allegedly conspired to deceive GoFundMe funds: report

    11/15/2018 8:54:44 AM PST · by UnstableGenius · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/2018 | Amy Leiu
    A New Jersey couple and a homeless Philadelphia man who were once the symbol of generosity in hard times allegedly conspired with each other to come up with a false story to earn GoFundMe donations and will now face charges, according to a complaint obtained by NBC 10 Philadelphia.
  • Homeless vet, couple at center of GoFundMe controversy allegedly made up story: report

    11/14/2018 10:47:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 15, 2018 | 1:16am | Ben Feuerherd
    The New Jersey couple who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in a viral charity campaign for a homeless man were allegedly working with the vagrant as part of an elaborate ruse, according to a new report. Prosecutors believe that Mark D’Amico and Kate McClure conspired with homeless man Johnny Bobbitt to create their get-rich-quick scheme in 2017, NBC’s Philadelphia affiliate reported Wednesday. The couple turned themselves in to authorities on Wednesday, but Bobbitt was still at large, the news station said. According a source who spoke to the news outlet, which said it had a copy of a criminal...
  • The San Francisco homeless tax that pitted tech billionaires against each other passes

    11/07/2018 7:37:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 7, 2018 | Jillian D’Onfro
    The controversial San Francisco “homelessness tax” that divided the tech industry passed, according to poll tallies Tuesday night. Proposition C will increase gross receipts taxes for companies with more than $50 million in annual revenue by an average of 0.5 percent, generating up to $300 million a year to combat the city’s homelessness crisis through initiatives like new beds in shelters and increased mental health services. Prop C had both vocal proponents and vehement detractors in the tech industry.
  • ACLU: City vagrancy proposal discriminates against homeless

    10/30/2018 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 30, 2018 | wowk
    ST. ALBANS, WV (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia says a city's proposed vagrancy ordinance is unconstitutional and discriminates against people for being homeless. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the local ACLU sent a letter to St. Albans officials Friday asking city council members to reconsider before voting on the ordinance during the next regular council meeting Nov. 5. ACLU of West Virginia Legal Director Loree Stark says the proposal is too vaguely written and doesn't define what sort of behavior is permitted or prohibited, leaving the discretion up to individual officers.