Skip to comments.'Tent city' growing in Midtown Atlanta
Posted on 05/02/2019 6:00:31 AM PDT by simpson96
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) A tent city is continuing to grow in Midtown Atlanta and one woman is trying to find a permanent solution to the problem.
Several transient people have put up tents along the 17th Street bridge and Northside Avenue in Midtown and it's becoming an eyesore.
Judy Byrd lives in a nearby neighborhood and she's gotten the attention of Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall.
"It's something that I wanted to make the county aware of and also wanted to see if any volunteers would participate in the community and it's just been amazing how much response I've gotten from the people that really want to help," Byrd told CBS46 News.
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On the old TV show ‘In the Heat of the Night’, they called the worst part of town ‘The Bottoms’. That’s what I think of every time I hear her name.
Hosing them seems like a good idea. :>)
Starts in June and ends in October. Use to drive OTR and one day sitting at an Atlanta loading dock my outside gauge showed 106 on the pavement.
Just say all dem led cities and its done.
Wow, Norfolk Southern Railways is in the process of moving their corporate headquarters from Norfolk, VA. to Atlanta.
Norfolk has homeless but not at this level.
Someone posited the other day that blue cities are doing this deliberately to create “Trumpvilles” to be used for nightly news photo ops during next year’s campaign.
Sounds highly plausible to me.
It would be plausible IF these cities werent ALL RUN by Dems, PLEASE just try to run on this blaming it on Trump PLEASE DO IT!!!
San Antonio homeless are making being out and about unpleasant.
So between police action directed towards street "bums", and incapacitated alcoholics, drug addicts and other mental defectives housed in medical facilities aka mental hospitals, the streets were relatively clear of the encampments we see today.
I've been saying for some time that the solution - re-opening mental institutions - won't be be implemented until proglibs spearhead he movement. That's because they were the ones who advocated shuttering the facilities in the first place. But, as a ironic twist of cosmic fate, who bears the brunt of these misguided policies?
Proglibs. Progs are the ones suffering the most, and it will be they, and they alone who, after their collective 'come to Jesus' moment, who will initiate a return to normalcy. And thus the long redemption arc by which emotional libs are forced to confront their poorly thought out schemes of yesteryear will finally mature in this regard as they push for new instititions.
A return to the Vagrancy Laws of the 1950s would help.
Well you know, the media is still stuck in 1983.
They think if they run the Big Lie on all three channels + CNN they’ll be able to make it stick.
It’s amazing that there were no homeless during Obama’s tenure! /S
People living in tents are not homeless
People living in tents are squatters
I think these people ought to be like the bums and hobos of the 1930s.
Hop trains. In the Summer, head North where it’s cool and sunny, like Vancouver or Winnipeg, Canada, or Portland, Oregon or Helena, Montana. Maybe Portland, Maine or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (though, less people, less begging opportunities).
In the Winter, go to Arizona, South California and Florida.
In Spring and Fall, Atlanta, Denver, St Louis, Washington DC, New York City.
Follow the weather and, where lots of people live, beg and panhandle.
Let’s have vagrants everywhere!
The problem with that is the proglibs want to identify Christians, conservatives and gun owners as mentally ill.
We see it already starting with red flag gun laws.
Eventually they’ll try to put all of us in those institutions!
Couldn’t agree more.
Evidently, there were no squatters during Obama’s tenure either. These articles disappeared during his administration. They are now being reported more frequently as, “the rich are getting richer and the little guys are being ignored” under the Trump economy. Propaganda “news”.
I see the democrats are moving into Atlanta.
I am very cautious in revealing my identity, but where I live we went through the comical but tragic experience of a tent city. Took years to get the courts to finally remove them from our downtown. They then moved to a vacant space across from a mid town Walmart and beside an area of lets say some of the cheapest housing in our city. Tends to be resided by people of Indian descent, who are fine people, but don’t mind living in big houses with their big families right next to the highway. They were pulling their hair out over the thievery of this tent city group. Walmart had to double its security staff to stop the stealing. THAT took a year to remove. We heard a “compassionate” soul decided to allow them to camp temporarily on his private property in a well to do community. He soon realized they were not planning to move off his property any time soon.
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