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SOCAL RESIDENTS OUTRAGED AS HOMELESSNESS CRISIS CONTINUES TO CRIPPLE THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS
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[quote:CSnow:MV80MDQyNDI0XzczMjI2NTExXzQ4MTE1ODA=] [quote:janedoenut:MV80MDQyNDI0XzczMjI2MDc5XzVBQ0JGOERG] [b]One does not need to be a bleeding heart liberal to realize that there is a problem.[/b] [/quote] But it requires the idiocy of bleeding-heart liberals to not connect most of the dots. Even more so since places like California are loaded down with people of the sociopolitical left. Areas like LA and SF are loaded down with high taxes and a lot of "We feel your pain" do-gooder government programs. If the opposite were true, and anarchic city sidewalks still existed, then a non-purely political explanation could be focused upon. . [/quote]
The homelessness crisis impacts many people in Southern California, and some are addressing the problem head-on as they look for solutions.
Many say the issue is encroaching on where they live, both in their surrounding neighborhood and near their home. Some of those residents say they're tired of dealing with the crisis first hand.
Rick and Robin Marcelli live in a townhouse in Sherman Oaks. They say the homeless crisis has gotten worse over the last year and a half.
"We've walked over needles on this very street. We've walked over human feces on this very street. This is Sherman Oaks. But I'm beginning to call it 'Skid Oaks,'" Rick Marcelli said.
Some incidents include the time a transient reportedly stood outside their front door waving a metal wrench, and a separate incident in which a homeless man was caught taking a bath in their complex's Jacuzzi.
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