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Tue Jan 16, 2018, 02:05 PM

Any news of suburbs dumping homeless into large city limits?

Last edited Tue Jan 16, 2018, 02:42 PM - Edit history (1)

Several years back, there was an outcry when some of the homeless being discovered in downtown St. Louis City were dumped by outlying suburban police departments. Have anyone noticed this practice too? I remembered this when articles on 'Hospitals dumping patients' started coming out...

Is this a common occurrence? Just curious if this practice happens elsewhere...

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maxsolomon Jan 2018 #1
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Response to SWBTATTReg (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 02:33 PM

1. Please fix your title

You could consult the internet if you'd like to find an answer to your question.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 02:44 PM

2. thanks for catching...I think anything could be looked at via internet but ...

I don't want millions of finds, I wanted personal input from DUers...thanks

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 03:18 PM

3. I work in the middle of one of America's most extreme Homeless Crises - Downtown Seattle

I have not heard of anything like what you're discussing.

I do know that, anecdotally, many of the homeless are from the peripheries of Seattle, and come into the city core for the services.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 03:25 PM

4. Wow...Seattle even...

I love Seattle...my sister and husband live there...unfortunately (or fortunately) the larger cities are able to provide services to the homeless and a lot of suburbs have a not in my backyard policy...there was a big outcry in St. Louis City when this forced deportation to St. Louis City happened...they claimed that it was due to the city having the resources to handle the homeless better than their localities, but they could have went about differently...

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