The homeless problem in California is spinning out of control. There is a rat problem which is bringing disease and locals have had it.
There is growing anger and a call for city leaders to act before it gets worse.
FOX News reports:
LA residents fed up with officials, demand change after homeless crisis spirals in city
It’s the stale stench of liquor and human waste that hits you first. Then it’s visual — row after row of dirty tarp tents crammed together on the sidewalk next to piles of rotting trash and broken appliances. There are half-dressed, drugged-out shells of people wandering aimlessly in the middle of the street. Some curse at cars. Others just stare. There are fights, prostitution and rodent burrows. This is the fabled Skid Row in Los Angeles and it’s a disaster.
Like several West Coast cities Fox News visited, Los Angeles is dealing with a homeless crisis. However, unlike the East Coast, LA can’t hide all of its homeless in shelters or low-income housing.
Failed liberal policies coupled with decades of neglect and mismanagement have turned an old problem into a modern-day nightmare. Some fear the City of Angels is at the point of no return and are angry at elected officials who talk a big game but rarely deliver.
“I don’t want to see them on camera anymore,” Marquesha Babers, who lived on Skid Row as a teenager, told Fox News. “I don’t want them to write any more articles about how much they care or how much they’re trying to change things. I want to see them do it.”
There are parts of the city that look like a third world country or worse.
The number of homeless people counted across Los Angeles County jumped 12% over the past year to nearly 59,000, with more young and old people and families on the streets, officials say. https://t.co/X1QYC301Oo pic.twitter.com/UnNdLSTrb1
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) June 6, 2019
Baltimore is a terrible city. I would NOT want to move there. It's basically my city 2.0.
This is my city of Los Angeles. Democrat run for YEARS. Highest homeless population in the US, high poverty, high crime. pic.twitter.com/e7oC33iZc7
— Jameson Foge🇺🇸 (@JamesonFoge) July 27, 2019
Homeless Population Spikes 16% In Los Angeles, Stunning Officials
— Blue Lives Matter (@bluelivesmtr) June 12, 2019
What will it take for someone to do something about this?