June 19, 2017, "Crews Build Controversial ‘Homeless Wall’ In San Jose," KPIX San Francisco, John Ramos, San Jose
"Caltrans is building a taller, stronger wall in San Jose to stop homeless individuals from returning to an encampment.
Caltrans has repeatedly cleaned up the large encampment under I-280, but the homeless keep returning.
While this new solution has some homeowners pleased, it is generating a lot of anger in the community.
Laura Nunez, who has lived on Macredes Avenue in San Jose most of her
life, said everything changed on her street when homeless people began
using the rickety chain link fence at the end of the block as a doorway
to their encampments along I-280.
“Every time Caltrans would come out and repair it…as soon as they
left they cut a hole in it and they just use that…that was their main
access point to go in and out,” said Nunez. “We’ve had to live with
their garbage. We’ve had to live with drug paraphernalia. The kids
haven’t been able come out to play.”
Caltrans and the city heard the neighbors’ complaints and on Monday,
workers were out building a taller barrier at the freeway on-ramp and on
Some critics are comparing the new wall to President Trump’s proposed border wall.
Jaime Foberg, the founder of “In Their Shoes” homeless advocacy said,
“I think of Trump. And I think how horrible it is that they would keep
people out. It really does make me sad.”"...
[Ed. note: US political class conducts genocide of America via garbage, drug paraphernalia, kids not being able to play outdoors, and if you object you're "mean."]
(continuing): "The new 8-foot-tall fence is rigid and much stronger, with smaller holes to make it difficult to cut or climb.
Neighbors hope it will make the campers move on, but those who work
with the homeless argue the city is giving them nowhere else to go....
But Nunez says, “Take them to your neighborhood and you live the way
we’ve been living the past few years, and then you’ll sing a different
tune after that.”
They say good fences make good neighbors. It will be interesting to see if that holds true once this one is completed.
Neighbors say there are about 60 people living at the homeless
encampment. It’s believed most moved there after the city closed down
the huge encampment known as “The Jungle” two years ago."
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
San Jose, Calif. gov. homeless policy leaves neighbors no choice but to build stronger wall to protect themselves from garbage, drug paraphernalia, and the consequence of their kids not being able to play outside-KPIX San Francisco...(US political class ongoing genocide of America and you're 'mean' if you don't like it)
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