Major California municipalities continue to struggle under the state’s ‘Sanctuary City’ laws and decades of failed liberal policies; with the nation’s second largest metropolis scrambling to cope with a homeless population of nearly 60,000 people.
The Los Angeles Times published an explosive article Thursday morning, titled “How can a city with 58,000 homeless people continue to function?” The piece raises serious questions over the future of their city and law enforcement’s total inability to cope with the rising crime, drug use, and illegal immigration.
Homelessness in Los Angeles has risen nearly 50% since 2013 and has sparked public safety concerns throughout the state, with officials declaring a “state of emergency” following a Hepatitis outbreak in 2017.
“There’s an unavoidable, often unspoken, fear that the city around us may be in a state of irreversible decline, and a suspicion on the part of some that the rights of homeless people have trumped the rights of everyone else,” writes the Times.
The article comes on the heels of nearby Orange County’s decision to remove a two-mile stretch of tent city earlier this month, citing public safety concerns and refusing to follow the rest of the state into all-out chaos.