2019 Nov 24, 11:11am
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For Smith, any executive action that relies on disrupting an already fragile ecosystem would be unwelcome on the part of those helping the homeless.“Look, the Feds don’t have the authority to come in and arrest people for being homeless,” he says. “But my real concern about whatever might be presented is that it will include moving people around, traumatizing people and generally just exacerbating the level of human misery we already have.”I love how all these advocates proclaim you can’t just arrest your way out of the issue when that’s EXACTLY how the homeless population on LA’s skid row was reduced to under 2,000 individuals at the height of the Depression in 2010. There were more shelter beds available than there were homeless that would accept them. I’d estimate the numbers now at more than 10,000 homeless on skid row.