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  • San Francisco, Homeless Encampment. A new plan to turn the whole city into a shelter system might finally be the breaking point for residents.

    10/30/2020 4:15:42 PM PDT · by karpov · 50 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 30, 2020 | Erica Sandberg
    San Francisco’s hotels and motels are slowly emptying of the homeless people that the city placed there during the Covid-19 pandemic. The city simply can’t afford the $260 per night, per person, price tag of housing approximately 2,000 people—just a portion of the estimated 8,000 people who live on the street. Where will they go? Elected officials have come up with a new plan: turn the whole city into a network of homeless encampments. In June, city officials and departments developed a list of 42 potential sites that could be equipped with spaces for tents and mobile bathrooms. The urban...
  • Cyclists searching for stolen bikes in Denver's homeless camps; Cyclists turn to social media to find bikes

    09/29/2020 10:33:35 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 27 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | Sep 28, 2020 | Jaclyn Allen
    Cyclists searching for stolen bikes in Denver's homeless camps Cyclists turn to social media to find bikes By: Jaclyn AllenSep 28, 2020 DENVER -- A homeless camp or a bicycle chop shop? In Denver, they can certainly at least appear to be one and the same. So many bikes have been stolen across the city, some people -- encouraged on social media -- are now going from camp to camp looking for their property. "I would rather have my car stolen than this," said Carter Haun, pointing to his custom mountain bike. "It would be easier to get another car."...
  • Democrat Insider: Anti-Trump Postal Workers in GOP Neighborhoods Throw Mail-In Ballots in the Garbage

    09/26/2020 12:00:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 25 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    A Democrat operative says the United States Postal Service (USPS) workers who despise President Trump will sometimes help election fraudsters by throwing in the garbage mail-in ballots from Republican-heavy neighborhoods. Last month, as Breitbart News highlighted, a Democrat operative told the New York Post‘s Jon Levine a number of stories in which insiders like him lead teams of fraudsters to commit election fraud by paying homeless voters off, taking advantage of the elderly, posing as registered voters, and printing up fake ballots. One notable tactic, the Democrat operative said, is how insiders will use USPS workers to help sway election...
  • L.A.’s Failed Homeless Policies Turned My Home Into a Prison

    09/25/2020 6:49:07 PM PDT · by karpov · 31 replies
    Quillette ^ | September 25, 2020 | Amy Alkon
    ... Throughout Garcetti’s seven years as Mayor, Los Angeles has witnessed a shocking explosion of homelessness. When he took office in 2013, the city had about 23,000 residents classified as homeless, two thirds of whom were unsheltered, living on the streets. By mid-2019, the figure was about 36,000, and three-quarters of them were living on the streets. Currently, there are 41,000 homeless. Garcetti’s pet plan to alleviate the homelessness crisis was the construction of permanent supportive housing. In 2016, compassionate voters approved $1.2 billion in new spending to fund these units. Three years later, only 72 apartments had been built,...
  • Email Records Show Democrat Nashville Mayor Hid COVID-19 Data To Intentionally Inflict Economic Hardship on Bars and Restaurants…

    09/17/2020 3:34:14 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 34 replies
    conservative treehouse ^ | 09/17/2020 | sundance
    While the background story of data manipulation to intentionally inflict economic damage is stunning, the severity of the position of Nashville Democrat Mayor John Cooper is actually not a surprise. It must be remembered this is the same Nashville Mayor who created COVID-19 internment camps to forcibly detain people in a quarantine camp at a fairground. When one person jumped the fence to escape the police hunted him down and Nashville authorities charged him with “escaping a penal institution.” COVID-19 was criminalized. Two months after the internment camp incident a non-domiciled Nashville citizen named Joseph Bryant (61) was arrested for...
  • VIDEO: San Fran man smokes meth while skateboarding with mattress as a sail

    09/15/2020 1:33:37 PM PDT · by TedMartin · 31 replies
    Press California ^ | 09/15/20 | Staff
    Just another day in San Francisco, with mentally challenged drug addicts being among the few using the streets and parks of the Paris of the Pacific. Jaded city residents have become so accustomed to strange human sights they hardly shrug, but it's become so bad that the mostly liberal inhabitants are starting to turn on their progressive leaders. @SFGotham, an independent researcher who exposes the city's crime, corruption and policy failures on Twitter, saw something this week that made the crusader look twice. "Junkie on a skateboard carrying a mattress while smoking meth? Just another day in SF!" he mused...
  • LA County's public health director says what we suspected about the lockdown

    09/12/2020 6:39:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 11, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    A Democrat bureaucrat finally said what we all have known to be the truth: the Wuhan virus limitations that Democrat politicians and bureaucrats have imposed on Americans will go away after the election because that was the plan all along. As 2019 ended, the Democrats knew that Trump was cruising to re-election. He'd kept his base because he kept his promises about the wall, trade deals, the military, abortion, and our Second Amendment rights. Best of all, he'd supercharged the economy with tax and regulation cuts. The surging economy enticed other Americans who had not voted for Trump in 2016...
  • This is about safety, not race: An Upper West Side resident explains her problem with homeless hotels

    09/04/2020 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Borges · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/4/2020 | HIMANI DIXIT
    I have been a resident of the Upper West Side for almost 15 years. In all of my years here, both single and now married and a mother of two young children, I have never felt unsafe. All that has recently changed. A couple of years ago, we observed a noticeable uptick in the number of homeless, mentally ill and violent individuals in our neighborhood. Along with these individuals came encampments, starting on streets in the West 60s and 70s, and extending far into the West 90s. Still, Upper West Siders carried on in a spirit of open-mindedness, compassion and...
  • Portland Antifa is Being Housed By City Democrats In "Homeless Camp"

    09/03/2020 1:06:31 PM PDT · by DEPcom · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9-3-2020 | Salty Cracker
    Salty Cracker shared a video that shows were the Antifa protesters are living. They are living in a tent city (Homeless Camp). The video was produced by Never Alone with Christ youtube channel
  • San Francisco elected official Hillary Ronen blames the city’s homeless problem on “Republican ideology.” She is wrong. Here are six reasons why “progressive ideology” is the real cause of the city’s homeless problem.

    09/01/2020 12:28:05 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 1, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    San Francisco elected official Hillary Ronen blames the city’s homeless problem on “Republican ideology.” She is wrong. Here are six reasons why “progressive ideology” is the real cause of the city’s homeless problem. Hillary Ronen is an elected government official who gets paid $140,148 per year to work as a member of the legislative body for San Francisco.In this video, Ronen blames San Francisco’s homeless problem on “Republican ideology.” (Skip to 8:52 in the video).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw8MACDZ3RIRonen is wrong.“Republican ideology” is not the cause of San Francisco’s homeless problem.Here six are reasons why “progressive ideology” is the real cause of San Francisco’s homeless...
  • Residents of liberal New York enclave see their values tested when homeless move into fancy hotel

    08/19/2020 6:37:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 18, 2020 | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
    The guests arrived at the Lucerne Hotel, two blocks from Central Park, carrying their belongings, stepping off buses and filling the hotel’s empty rooms, which typically cost more than $200 a night. They were not tourists nor business travelers but residents of homeless shelters whom the city sent to the Lucerne to contain the spread of the coronavirus in the crowded shelter system. Over three days, 283 men moved into the hotel.
  • De Blasio to Remove Homeless from New York City Hotels After Residents Complain

    08/18/2020 12:06:58 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/18/2020 | Amy Furr
    New York City officials will soon start the process of removing homeless people from the city’s hotels, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) promised Monday. “It’s important to note that as the health situation has continued to improve, we’re gonna start the process of figuring out where we can get homeless individuals back into safe shelter facilities and reduce the reliance on hotels,” the mayor said during a press conference.
  • Coronavirus hasn’t devastated California’s homeless population as many feared

    08/16/2020 3:47:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    ktla ^ | 08/16/2020
    When the coronavirus emerged in the U.S. this year, public health officials and advocates for the homeless... ... scrambled to move people into hotel rooms, thinned out crowded shelters and moved tents into designated spots at sanctioned outdoor camps. [R]esearchers don’t know why there appear to be so few outbreaks among the homeless. More than 200 of an estimated 8,000 homeless people in San Francisco have tested positive for the virus, and half came from an outbreak at a homeless shelter in April. One homeless person is among the city’s 69 deaths. In other places with large homeless populations, the...
  • Bryan Callen: I'm not Bullish on California

    08/15/2020 12:29:16 PM PDT · by dmam2011 · 36 replies
    Clarksvillian Underground ^ | August 15, 2020 | Eric Fisher
    (CU) - I'm not bullish on California. And that just isn’t me. I've spoken with some very smart people who are economic animals and they agree and they’re all looking to get out. It's too expensive. Why? I live in skid row basically. I'm in Venice been there for 25 years, I love it. I just don't recognize my town anymore.
  • The California Plan to House the Homeless in Hotels Was About as Disastrous as Predicted

    08/11/2020 5:47:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2020 | Brad Slager
    Back in May, as COVID madness was sweeping through political offices across the country, California officials acted just about as imbalanced as many might expect. Wanting to maximize their newfound authoritarianism, San Francisco officials hatched a plan to address the problem of its sprawling homeless issue during a pandemic. Wanting to stem the spread on the streets, they looked to businesses that had been rendered dormant (due to, unironically, the policies of these same officials). A ‘’solution’’ was found. Initially, the plan was to be put in place to help alleviate the health care workers who were dealing with the...
  • California Using $100 Million of $550 Million Federal Coronavirus Funds to Put Homeless in Hotels

    08/08/2020 11:51:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 08 2020 | PENNY STARR
    The California Department of Housing and Community Development is using $100 million of the $550 million it got from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to put homeless people in hotel rooms or other facilities in San Francisco as a way to allegedly curb the spread of the disease. The state’s Homekey program announced the millions of taxpayer dollars available as grants to pay for the housing and that the deadline to apply is December 30.
  • Neighbors recognize plight of Parkway homeless, but are fed up with trash, needles, nudity, and human waste

    08/08/2020 12:56:22 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 32 replies
    Philly.Com via MSN ^ | 08/08/2020 | Alfred Lubrano
    ---snip--- For residents near the encampment, the garage incident is emblematic of how their prosperous slice of Philadelphia has been altered — some say “distorted” — by the presence of 100 to 150 occupants of tents staked in a ball field since June 10 as an omnibus protest to support homeless rights, disarm the police, and buttress the Black Lives Matter movement. “The Parkway, this bejeweled boulevard of museums and cultural institutions, has been trashed to the point where it’s lost its magnetism,”
  • Homeless men are seen brazenly sharing swigs of liquor without masks and urinating on the street outside luxury Upper West Side hotels - as it's revealed New York 'illegally housed pedophiles next to playgrounds' in the neighborhood

    08/08/2020 4:04:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2020 | Keith Griffith and Chris Jewers
    Residents of Manhattan's Upper West Side are again raising safety concerns about the hundreds of homeless people being housed by the city in three luxury hotels there, after groups were spotted drinking and urinating, and records revealed that six convicted pedophiles appear to have been illegally housed near an elementary-school playground. On Friday evening, several rowdy groups were spotted openly drinking and carousing near 79th Street and Broadway, not far from three of the hotels where the city is housing homeless people for $175 per person each night. Among the hotels on the city's list are The Belleclaire, The Lucerne...
  • 'Our community is terrified, angry and frightened' Upper West Side residents fury as homeless junkies and sex offenders are moved into three luxury hotels and turn the area into a spectacle of public urination, cat-calling and brazen drug use

    08/07/2020 3:43:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 07 2020 | CHRIS JEWERS
    Residents of New York City's Upper West Side have complained that by housing hundreds of homeless people in three hotels during the coronavirus crisis, the area has become dangerous. They say that the area has now become a spectacle of drug taking, public urination and cat calling, and have called on city Mayor Bill de Blasio to take action. 'It doesn't feel safe anymore,' nanny Michele McDowall, 39, said to the The New York Post, telling the website that she was recently offered crack by a pair of homeless men as she pushed a toddler past Riverside Park at 79th...
  • Local church has 4 fires since March

    07/22/2020 5:36:40 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 10 replies
    KGUN9 On Your Side News ^ | Jul 19, 2020 | Shawndrea Thomas
    TUCSON, Ariz. — A local pastor says his church has had four fires since March, and he wants to know who’s responsible and why. KGUN9 checked in with the church and pastor to find out about the latest incident and what the church is planning to do next. We first met Pastor Gene Chewning at the Living Word Church at 3602 South 12th Avenue in March of this year, the church is known as a multi-denominational church in the neighborhood.--------------snip-------------Here’s a breakdown of the dates, the first fire was on March 3rd , the second set on April 17th the...