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'Tent city' growing in Midtown Atlanta
CBS46.com ^ | 4/30/2019 | Mike Dunston

Posted on 05/02/2019 6:00:31 AM PDT by simpson96

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1 posted on 05/02/2019 6:00:31 AM PDT by simpson96
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It is so cool how they all have matching tents; makes for a neater neighborhood. It is almost like someone or group donated the tents?!!

/s


2 posted on 05/02/2019 6:04:10 AM PDT by NEMDF
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I recognize the tent ...

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-Highline-4-Person-Dome-Tent-9-x-7/44488944?wpa_bd=1556802484639&wpa_pg_seller_id=F55CDC31AB754BB68FE0B39041159D63&wpa_ref_id=92a76b69f6c5838053ba91649c2da98e&wpa_aux_info=&wpa_tag=&wpa_pos=5&wpa_plmt=1145x1145_T-C-IG_TI_1-2_HL-INGRID-GRID-NY&wpa_aduid=310a892d-4abb-461f-a57b-16d1ecde6b9b&wpa_pg=browse&wpa_pg_id=4125_546956_4128_887708_5147&wpa_st=Tents&wpa_tax=4125_546956_4128_887708_5147&wpa_bucket=__bkt__


3 posted on 05/02/2019 6:08:21 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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I can kind of get a homeless guy having the right to snooze on public land. But putting down a tent like that, which is akin to a mobile cabin? It is hard to envision any legal principle that legitimizes that.


4 posted on 05/02/2019 6:09:52 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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Can they poop and pee on the street?


5 posted on 05/02/2019 6:11:31 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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The cancer that is destroying formerly healthy cities such as San Francisco and Seattle started with just a few campsites such as this. If they are allowed to grow, the city begins to die.


6 posted on 05/02/2019 6:12:55 AM PDT by txrefugee
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Like something out of a Steinbeck novel. It’s a public health hazard and should not be put up with. Money? Put them in a heated warehouse away from the rest of us and give them just a little space inside. Vagrancy laws cover what the cops should do. They’re caught in the middle of this stupidity. I am not my brothers keeper. Not around needles anyway.


7 posted on 05/02/2019 6:13:35 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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Was just there last week. The area is absolutely crawling with aggressive homeless people. Was recently in San Fran too... Atlanta’s homeless situation seems much more extreme. Atlanta truly feels like a third world country.


8 posted on 05/02/2019 6:15:17 AM PDT by Levy78
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Can they poop and pee on the street?

Sure, and they can vote too!

9 posted on 05/02/2019 6:15:48 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: simpson96
I noticed a quiz on the linked site that was - "Sponsored by The Right to Shower."
Gheeze, where does all this crap stop and personal responsibility begin?
10 posted on 05/02/2019 6:16:14 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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Can they poop and pee on the street?

They can just dump it over the side of the bridge onto the expressway traffic below along with their used needles, trash, bottles, cans, etc.

11 posted on 05/02/2019 6:17:09 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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Meet the mayor ...

https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/mayor-s-office/meet-the-mayor


12 posted on 05/02/2019 6:17:35 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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Can they poop and pee on the street?

They can just dump it over the side of the bridge onto the expressway traffic below along with their used needles, trash, bottles, cans, etc.

13 posted on 05/02/2019 6:18:12 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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Can they poop and pee on the street?

With gusto.

14 posted on 05/02/2019 6:18:58 AM PDT by sport
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In the old days these people just died. Exposure or tuberculosis or sepsis or whatever. As a society we no longer let that aspect of nature take its course, and I am NOT saying we should, but these are not “unemployed” people. This is not a problem with the economy.

These are people with mental illness compounded by substance addictions. They cannot function in society, really, and even drug rehabilitation means a marginal and heavily supervised existence, with relapse very likely.

Perhaps they could be coerced to work in some fashion for their benefits, but not very productively, and really they need to be institutionalized, at enormous expense, with no one to foot the bill but the public.

That’s why nothing happens: no one wants to bite the bullet on that.


15 posted on 05/02/2019 6:19:44 AM PDT by babble-on
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(1) I wonder if Atlanta will start busing their homeless to Columbus, GA again. They use to tell them they were going to jail or a one way bus ticket to Columbus. Columbus had to sue Atlanta.

(2) We don’t need more illegals here if we cannot even hose our own.


16 posted on 05/02/2019 6:21:06 AM PDT by boycott
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She might as well be the major of a city in Sierra Leone. Is there a major Dem city that isn’t a dump? No, here isn’t.


17 posted on 05/02/2019 6:24:43 AM PDT by Levy78
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I’m glad I have no need or desire to visit the big cities.


18 posted on 05/02/2019 6:24:56 AM PDT by wally_bert (Disc jockeys are as interchangeable as spark plugs.)
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To: txrefugee

They tried that in Cincinnati last Spring thru early Summer.

I have a suburban horse/chicken farm in the northeast corner of Cincinnati. And we are overwhelmed with raccoons and possums.

I was catching at least one a day with a high of four raccoons in a day in my live traps.

I would cart them all down to the tent city and let ‘em loose. And bring a few packs of peanut butter crackers to hand out.

The fact that the tent city became overwhelmed with raccoons made it onto Bill Cunningham’s radio show!


19 posted on 05/02/2019 6:26:23 AM PDT by Bartholomew Roberts
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I get on 75N from Baker-Highland and those vagrants stand by idling on the on-ramp begging everyday.

You can note that some of them claim that territory too.

City of Atlanta & it’s so-called leadership is a joke!


20 posted on 05/02/2019 6:26:26 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Like Enoch, Noah, & Lot, the True Church will soon be removed & then destruction comes forth.)
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