Video shows a flooded homeless community in Santa Cruz, CA

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Jeez, that sucks. Wish I was closer to bring some dry items by.

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That’s footage of a crime scene.

Something’s got to change.

With the stock market at all-time highs, why are so many people living out the Great Depression all over again?

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The europeans have it right, calling it “rough housing”.

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The building on the right is the county courthouse. In previous years the city closed the area prior to rain, but this year other options are described in the article.
“Unhoused people living in the “Benchlands” a city-sanctioned tent encampment in the San Lorenzo Park fled for shelter on Monday, wading through floodwaters. According to Smith employees have been on the ground since Sunday, encouraging people to relocate.”

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This would require that American governments see “helping people” as part of their mandate, which I am not certain is true. The whole things reeks of gasp socialism!

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the jungle book capitalism GIF

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Always remember: people experiencing homelessness are not the cause of homelessness.

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Looks grim.
Also looks like the major city budget items of “keeping us safe,” “providing necessities,” and “ensuring quality of life,” might need to be revisited, since it’s obviously not doing any of those things for this part of the community. :pleading_face:

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