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Crews on Friday dismantled a makeshift encampment set up outside Reno’s homeless shelter on Record Street, leading to complaints by some living there that they will now have no place to go.
Beginning about 8 a.m., city workers removed tents, sleeping bags, tarps, slabs of cardboard and other items to be hauled away by dump trucks.
“I think it’s horrendous,” said Mike Kavanagh, who had been sleeping at the camp for the last 10 days.
“They just don’t care,” said Kavanagh, 53. “People will have to walk the streets.”
“We’re cleaning it up and that’s about it,” Reno Police Sgt. Ray Leal said as he watched workers dismantle the camp.
My friend(Who shall remain anonymous) took me down there to see for myself the hardships faced. I have been homeless in Nevada, and I'll tell you, it has gotten worse, not better for those just barely trying to survive
Originally posted by Flyworld
I heard of this place on TV. It is sick that they would do this now, during a recession! Where can they go? What, is the city going to build a skyscraper the day they run the people out?
Originally posted by ShadeWolf
If a makeshift village of homeless sprouts up, I think that the police have every right to shut it down. Camps full of bums are eyesores, can be threatening to passers-by, and are usually of questionable legality. And as for the "unlawful seizure" issue, a cardboard box is NOT a possession. It's a useless box.
Originally posted by BorgHoffen
Anything on city property, becomes city property.
Its sad but true.
Why do they need to stay in the city?
If you are that desperate, then you have to consider the rest of your life.
Move out to the country and start making a life.
Many of these people are drug addicts and alcoholics and have mental illness's that need help.
Yet even if someone forced them to get help, its only going to be temporary help.
They have to WANT to help themselves.
If you look at some of the other "Temporary" homeless people.
They get it together.Some people are helpless.
Originally posted by mrsdudara
try to live like a fugitive.