Thursday, 6 June 2019

'Collapse of a city that's lost control': Shocking new pictures from downtown LA capture the huge problem it faces with trash and rats amid fear of typhoid fever outbreak among LAPD

  • A decision to not cap property that homeless people can keep on Skid Row was announced last Wednesday
  • It sparked fury among some who say it will 'only perpetuate the public health crisis that already exists' there
  • Images from the downtown area show trash piling up as workers struggle to keep the area sanitized
  • Rows and rows of tents line the sidewalks of Skid Row in the sprawling 50-block area, home to around 4,200
  • On Thursday it was revealed a Los Angeles police detective has been diagnosed with typhoid fever
  • At least five other officers are also showing symptoms and their division polices downtown LA
  • Dustin DeRollo, a union spokesman, said cops who patrol Skid Row 'walk through the feces, urine and trash'
  • In an op ed for The LA Times reporter Steve Lopez called it 'the collapse of a city that's lost control'
  • Daily Hate Mail photo gallery.

    Google photo gallery.

    Seattle's dying too (H/T Farmer): (watch on Chromecast)


    1. Seattle is dying, too.

      Washington State has the BEST economy of all 50 states.

      Seems it's not a "money" problem, but a problem of lawmakers refusing to allow existing laws to be enforced. You know them "progressives". They never met a law that was applicable to their own constituents.

    2. "Washington State has the BEST economy of all 50 states."

      Wealth means nothing if wealth distribution is massive.

      I saw it in NYC (including a small Skid Row) some 20 years ago: it was truly obscene...