Breaking: Violent Mexican Gang Setup Actual Camps In Big Blue State
As if things couldn't get worse for California...
While California's Democrats slept on the homeless problem they also apparently made room for members of the violent Mexican gang, MS-13, to set up literal camps in their cities. A new report by the La Times shows that MS-13 has set up camps inside Los Angeles' homeless population.
"In the fight to reclaim Los Angeles’ public spaces, a new battleground is about to open just west of downtown. MacArthur Park, where homeless tents lie scattered among jacarandas, crape myrtles and palms, will be closed starting Oct. 15."
"Billed by the city as a “rehabilitation,” the closure is limited to the portion of the park south of Wilshire Boulevard and will last for about 10 weeks, said L.A. City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, whose district includes the park. The city’s Department of Recreation and Parks will use the time to catch up on maintenance that had been deferred due to COVID-19 limitations."
Sure, officials have finally decided to do something about the homeless issue now that their city has become a giant cesspool but sanctuary laws have also further complicated the problem:
"Outreach efforts in MacArthur Park have been complicated by the presence of MS-13, a street gang that has long considered the park critical territory, Rodriguez said. Through extortion and violence, gang members intimidate regular visitors to the park, who are among the city’s poorest and most marginalized residents. Especially brutal attacks have targeted transgender women who visit the park."
"Throughout Los Angeles, rising crime and a rash of tent fires in encampments earlier this year have brought new urgency to the tragedy of homelessness that has only gotten worse during the pandemic. Homeless agencies estimate that a little more than 41,000 individuals are living on the streets of the city, a number that is expected to rise as eviction moratoriums end.
By giving homeless individuals living in MacArthur Park two weeks to prepare to leave, the city hopes to soften the trauma of relocation."
However, I would argue that those efforts are made pointless with the gang's camps scattered throughout the area. Useless unless the city actually decides to act and virtually goes to war with MS-13. Otherwise, they'll either leave the park to the hands of a violent gang, or maybe they plan to relocate them as well?