Police clean up makeshift homeless shelter

Earlier this week, I witnessed law enforcement removing folks who were living under Interstate 5 along the Garden Highway. Since I ride by this area every morning I have been tracking the growth of this tent city wondering how they are created and ultimately removed. They gathered quite a pile of belongings and trash which was gone the next day.

Then this morning I read this article about police returning to Discovery Park in wake of rape and I wonder if there is a connection.

The woman was at the park for a company barbeque when she was attacked about 8 p.m. Wednesday. She walked into the restroom at the park near the Garden Highway and Truxel Road when she was grabbed and sexually attacked, police said.

Anyone know how makeshift homeless shelters are allowed/removed? Makes you wonder where the folks end up once they are pushed out of an area like this.

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2 Responses to Police clean up makeshift homeless shelter

  1. turty_squip says:

    That wasn’t “quite a pile of belongings and trash”- that was a pile of valuable personal belongings that the City should store and spend hours and hours trying to return to its owner(s) who have no address or phone. So the City should provide them with an address and phone as well as store all their worthless crap.

    Makeshift hobo camps spring up when no one says anything. They are removed when someone says something. And as long as they don’t come nearer to my house or business, I do not “wonder where the folks end up” at all: I didn’t cause the problem(s), and I have no obligation to solve these peoples’ problems.

  2. RonTopofIt says:

    @turty_squip Were you on to this story?

    Ugh.