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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento officials on Monday began the process of dismantling an encampment of homeless people that had put California's capital in the international spotlight.
Police officers handed notices to about 150 people who live in the so-called tent city about one mile northeast of the state Capitol, giving a Wednesday deadline to clear the site.
The city was offering spaces at a shelter at the state fairgrounds operated by Volunteers of America or through longer-term housing unit, but many don't want to leave or go to the shelter, where they will have to abide by certain rules. Some have moved their tents to another location.
where they will have to abide by certain rules.
Originally posted by RustyShakelford
I can tell you from personal experience that you DO NOT want to go to a shelter unless you are in serious danger of death from exposure.
Furthermore, those rules do include strict curfews, which make it virtually impossible to get a job and get back on your feet.
Originally posted by Donnie Darko
I read about this. Just leave them alone. They've already suffered enough, they're not bothering anyone. They don't even have the rights to live in a shantytown?