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Democrat-led Phoenix finally vows to clear giant encampment of up to 2,000 homeless people after neighbors won court case - but inhabitants will be moved into HOTELS
Daily Mail UK ^ | May 9, 2023 | Paul Farrell

Posted on 05/09/2023 12:06:10 PM PDT by Morgana

The city of Phoenix will begin clearing the city's largest homeless encampment in the wake of a court ruling after neighbors brought a lawsuit against the local government.

The homeless camp, known as The Zone, is located steps from the state Capitol building and the Arizona Diamondbacks' stadium. The city's Democratic Mayor Kate Gallego said in April that she agreed with the demolition of the camp 'in spirit.'

While in March, Arizona's liberal Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill that would ban people setting up tents in public spaces.

The lawsuit could be used to help other city's attempts to remove homeless camps, reports CNN. While advocates for the homeless told the network that the lawsuit merely moves the problem rather then solving anything.

Office of Homeless Solutions director Nette Reed told CNN that officials will have to 'move fast' in order to find housing for those being displaced, including booking hotel rooms and using vacant buildings as shelters.

It's estimated that around 2,000 people call The Zone home. AZ Central reports that many who live there are drug users and/or battling serious mental illness.

One resident of The Zone, Shina Sepulveda, told the New York Times that living in the area is not 'a life. It's an existence.'

The CEO of homeless charity Community Bridges said that their organization will be providing shelter space and hotel rooms for the displaced.

The process of removing the encampment will be done block-by-block. When people are removed, they will not be allowed to return or they could face a criminal charge.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: arizona; camp; encampment; homeless; thezone

1 posted on 05/09/2023 12:06:10 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

They are killing the country, death by 1000 cuts.

2 posted on 05/09/2023 12:11:38 PM PDT by brownsfan (It's going to take real, serious, hard times to wake the American public.)
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To: Morgana

Can’t skip taxes because then you end up homeless.

It’s like the working of this country needs to sit down on its laurels.

3 posted on 05/09/2023 12:31:03 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: Morgana

Quick! GET TO THE HOMELESS CAMP! You get a free hotel room

4 posted on 05/09/2023 12:32:04 PM PDT by House Atreides (I’m now ULTRA-MAGA. -PRO-MAX’)
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To: Irenic

If you stop paying taxes you get to live in a hotel. 3 hots and a king size bed.

5 posted on 05/09/2023 12:33:55 PM PDT by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: Morgana

The US better clear about a million hotel rooms for the up coming illegal alien surge. I wonder if all the other countries in the world are emptying out their prisons,loony hospitals and slums and giving those folks prepaid tickets to the US via Mexico?

6 posted on 05/09/2023 12:56:44 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Morgana

We need to know what hotels are housing these illegals. Once they leave, I will never set foot in any of those hotels infected with who knows what by the invaders illegals. We need names.

7 posted on 05/09/2023 3:09:26 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: antidemoncrat

Yes they are. And I can prove it. There was a reporter interviewing an invader, and he was cussing up a storm and flipping off the reporter left and right. That’s all we need gang members from other nations. We’re going to be in a world of hurt. I just wish to God I would not have had grandchildren because now I’m scared to death of them going out to the malls to the movies to the restaurants with these animals on the loose. Our fcking government failed us! I heard somebody say wellTexas and Arizona and all the border states need to do some thing. There’s nothing being done and I’m telling you just because you live in North Carolina, South Carolina, Montana, North Dakota, Tennessee you name it state they’re being shipped to your neighborhood. Don’t think for one minute you guys are safe because you’re not. We need by the thousands real men with balls of steel to help defend our country. YOUR CHILDREN DESERVE YOUR PROTECTION AND A SAFE COUNTRY! Don’t let this corrupt government win!

8 posted on 05/09/2023 3:17:46 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: RoseofTexas

“Democrat-led” aka Demoncrat led ... says it all

9 posted on 05/10/2023 6:07:10 AM PDT by antidemoncrat
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