Crackdown at Echo Park homeless encampment begins as LAPD moves in, clashes with protesters

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Los Angeles Times

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After nearly 100 people chose to either strike or abandon their tents and accept shelter in downtown hotels, a few dozen campers remained in Echo Park, vowing to resist a massive city effort expected as soon as Thursday to push them out.

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noone business
noone business پیش 2 روز
I can see everyone arguing over space for the homeless. If you dont want them, just throw the unwantes off a cliff or bridge and that will solve your poverty promblem.
C.H پیش 6 روز
Why clean it up. The bums will just mess it up again. Just spend that money on police patrols and fixing roads.
Y G پیش 8 روز
Though I have empathy for the homeless, Echo Park is not a camp ground and should not be. This is my home, always has been--since the 70's. Time to reclaim the Park and make it beautiful again for all to enjoy. The homeless situation at the Park has gone on far too long.
planet walker
planet walker پیش 8 روز
I can't believe the comments i'm reading. The city isn't doing squat about this issue- AND THEY CAN! The negative comments show the same lack of disregard IMO.
Salvador A.
Salvador A. پیش 9 روز
3 words: *Lack of leadership* NOBODY looks up to governor or any of the city leaders, state politicians, representatives. NO BODY F*ckkin useless This is why *Texas* is Thrivin while Cali is Dyin
Salvador A.
Salvador A. پیش 9 روز
Who are these mostly White folks blocking LAPD ???? they deserve to be hit with paintballs! clear the Park out I say!
ISAAC HUERTA پیش 9 روز
Jimmy Perez
Jimmy Perez پیش 9 روز
The protestors should take the homeless people to their houses so the problem would be fixed!
Gabriel GG
Gabriel GG پیش 10 روز
How did the system failed the people so badly that there are homeless people sleeping on the streets?
*In fact, Jesus Christ is the only one who will fill your empty space, amen.*
dason danielczuk
dason danielczuk پیش 12 روز
When "the people" don't fear the government anymore
J.Abduraheem پیش 12 روز
Keep our parks & tourist spots clear, Offer homes and shelter to the homeless that want the help, fine the homeless that litter and cause issues, I’m tired of going to my local park and finding needles and heroin
Esteban ambriz
Esteban ambriz پیش 12 روز
Half these protestors don't work full time and live at their parents house. Yet they like to tell property owners how to live their life....smh
Life with Kay
Life with Kay پیش 12 روز
TallCoolDrink پیش 13 روز
CA people will vote in the same people who let this happen. It's too late for California. They past the point of no return 10 years ago.
TallCoolDrink پیش 13 روز
Resettle them in the neighborhood of local politicians.
Joe Mala
Joe Mala پیش 13 روز
You've got a Democrat mayor, an overwhelmingly Democrat City Council and you passed a Democrat-led tax increase to fix said homeless problem that is getting worse. When do you start to think the Democrat way isn't working? You've had years to fix the problem and what's happening watching this video?
John Johnson
John Johnson پیش 13 روز
The cops have no problem not useing force on these leftist democrat terrorist. But let conservatives protest . and suddenly your all ready to violate their civil rights and the media invents more lies on them ..
John Johnson
John Johnson پیش 13 روز
Cops shoot these terrorist
Ellia Hode Eshye
Ellia Hode Eshye پیش 13 روز
I'm homeless can't live like that in squalor. Time up.
Q Crew
Q Crew پیش 14 روز
These Bums are pissing me off.... why is it a right to sleep wherever you want? Go do something with your lives
Jose Jose Jose
Jose Jose Jose پیش 14 روز
It was about time that the City did something. How about McArthur park? How about Downtown L.A.? This is what the whole country will look like if you keep voting Democrats.
riptorn پیش 14 روز
There's no jobs, they're bankrupting businesses and destroying the middle class and they wonder what there's a homeless surge.
Be Nice
Be Nice پیش 14 روز
Poverty exists not because we can't feed the poor, but because we can't satisfy the rich.
IP Freely
IP Freely پیش 15 روز
Just toss a couple of crocodiles in the lake and call it a day....🤡
Chino پیش 15 روز
California LOVES kicking people out, homeless, the porn industry, tesla and space x
Bob Bowie
Bob Bowie پیش 15 روز
the city wanted this to happen so they get to pocket the so called 500mm to "renovate" lol
DashaAlisaForestHillsCB3 Brigades
DashaAlisaForestHillsCB3 Brigades پیش 15 روز
The homeless were keeping g it clean no need to push them out
RegularGuyReacts پیش 15 روز
How does protesting the right to keep people living in a public park help the people living in a public park?
Healing Halos
Healing Halos پیش 15 روز
God says there is an enternal fire for anyone who does this to the least of these. Defund the politicians and give the money to the poor.
John McGrew
John McGrew پیش 15 روز
Repairs? BULLSHIT!!! Repair the lights they shut off but, only the homeless side? Repair the water fountains, they shut off but, only on the homeless side? Repair the bathrooms they closed but, only on the homeless side? Repair the turf that died due to the water shortage, but only on the homeless side? This is BULLSHIT!!!
Andres Herrera
Andres Herrera پیش 15 روز
Why don't you see these "activists" protesting when the LAPD clears out tents on Skid Row?
Bob Harold
Bob Harold پیش 15 روز
This is nothing. Just wait until the government lifts the eviction protection plan now in effect. We'll see an additional 10 million+ homeless at least, I'm guessing.
Danny Darko
Danny Darko پیش 15 روز
If you don't livev in Echo Park, this is none your business. Go spy on your neighbor if you need something to do. Keep your long pointy noses out 9f this. YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.
Juan پیش 15 روز
I can wait to go back fishing echo Park
President little lamb 1
President little lamb 1 پیش 15 روز
It looked like a nice place to be homeless, water fountains palm trees lake, well
alecseyeyey پیش 15 روز
такого не бывает, это всё кремлёвская пропаганда)))
Griffe Saunders
Griffe Saunders پیش 15 روز
We are all being manipulated by neofascists and greedy banks.G.
Randy C
Randy C پیش 15 روز
NF- Story
Mapleneckguitar پیش 15 روز
the park isnt a campground - period.
kingisback LJK
kingisback LJK پیش 15 روز
Exactly I agree
3000wired splinter
3000wired splinter پیش 15 روز
what a great way to tackle the homeless problem in echo park, very humane and progressive!!!!!!!!
Harold The Handyman
Harold The Handyman پیش 15 روز
Why are these peopme protesting?
Kalvin Jefferson
Kalvin Jefferson پیش 16 روز
There was no need for riot gear or a para military response to a humanitarian crisis? A few officers in uniform assisting social workers was all that was needed.Why the militarized response to poverty?
Stand And Deliver ME
Stand And Deliver ME پیش 16 روز
With all the money Biden has he could of helped these homeless People Instead Biden went off to helping the immigrants when the immigrants have there country there own president hey here’s a tip for you Biden fix first what in your back yard of the white house you know California the American people FIRST ,and stop concerning yourself for other ungrateful countries that are not your concern and there not even grateful,but I know you made a deal with the immigrants to come to California you would give them money taxpayers money 86 million and they will vote for you ,in your dreams Biden........
Stand And Deliver ME
Stand And Deliver ME پیش 16 روز
American People mark my words Biden Kamala are helping these immigrants only to find out they came here because there helping the cartels sell there drugs and the CONVICTED killers come here to kill the people on there list and there anchor baby is born here guess who has to support them ? Us the taxpayers after President Donald Trump cleaned it all up got boarders walls up Biden Kamala Nancy the DEMOCRAPTS TEAR IT DOWN do you feel safe at night I don’t I live in fear everyday but I’ll tell you something if I had a gun , I will not give up my gun , my only means of protection it’s my right , but Biden Kamala Nancy will say what they want but they are causing another crisis here for us the only reason why Kamala OUT for the guns is because the DEMOCRAPTS want To make California a COMMUNIST TO GOVERNMENT AND CONTROL US ALL THATS WHY THE PANDEMIC WAS CREATED THEY THINK THEY TRAINED US ALL .THERE ALL DEMENTED
Sandi R
Sandi R پیش 16 روز
The Democrats are paying for illegal immigrants to stay in hotels, the least the Democrats can do is to pay to put up the homeless in hotels. Or let the "woke" Hollywood folks with their progressive agendas support the homeless. They talk big but do so very little!!! These Hollywood people and Democrats are an example of hypocrisy at its best!!!
Andres Herrera
Andres Herrera پیش 15 روز
They do but these guys want to be able to use drugs freely. Which hotels don't allow.
Red Lop
Red Lop پیش 16 روز
. Pelosi should answer to homeless people. She gave millions to art , immigrants other countries....
Tonya Toby
Tonya Toby پیش 16 روز
They have to get rid of these homeless people cause they disprove the covid BS. They live in close quaters, no masks and their not catching covid and dying!!! Do you see the deception??!!
Tonya Toby
Tonya Toby پیش 14 روز
Andres Herrera
Andres Herrera پیش 14 روز
@Tonya Toby You making the claim that these homeless people haven't died of covid, doesn't make it true. All you're doing is lying, and pretending it's fact.
Tonya Toby
Tonya Toby پیش 14 روز
@Andres Herrera because that stuff has been going on and they didnt care but now people are pointing out the fact that these people arent dying from covid! Now they have to do something cause that truth alone destroys the covid lies!!
Andres Herrera
Andres Herrera پیش 15 روز
@Bob Bowie Yea, I don't get it when you people are wilfully ignorant.
Bob Bowie
Bob Bowie پیش 15 روز
im with you Tonya. Some people like Andres still doesnt get it
Raemond Wright
Raemond Wright پیش 16 روز
Force the majority into the street and then even kick them out of the street shame on you California shame on you
Vicktor s
Vicktor s پیش 16 روز
Finally ,clean up are city's over drug infested parks and streets..I also live/ work and deserve safe areas for my kids...
kingisback LJK
kingisback LJK پیش 15 روز
merlin mage
merlin mage پیش 16 روز
Atleast 80 percent of those are drug addicts getting free food and avoid paying rent. Theres homeless people in need then theres the scumbags that dont deserve any help all they want to do is get high and probably have kids with other drug addicts ive seen it with my own eyes its sick.
kingisback LJK
kingisback LJK پیش 15 روز
I agree in San pedro California it's worse I seen to a chick and dude shooting up and getting high on the streets where I live at horrible
Neil B
Neil B پیش 16 روز
What happened to the $100,000 sheds you can buy for $3000 that LA bought for the homeless people? Or was that just more money that didn't actually make it to help these people?
90ok پیش 16 روز
But illegal non-citizens are getting put in hotels and given free medical care.
RPM پیش 16 روز
Put them on buses heading to canada
Nathaniel Stenzel
Nathaniel Stenzel پیش 16 روز
So...bums are not legal there but do they provide a place for them to stay legally? There should always be a place for someone. Saying everywhere is illegal for them is like saying they do not have a right to exist. Making an absurd statement like that is what should be illegal.
Nathaniel Stenzel
Nathaniel Stenzel پیش 15 روز
@Andres Herrera There are numerous abandoned school buildings in some areas too. As long as they are not collapsing, those would work too.
Nathaniel Stenzel
Nathaniel Stenzel پیش 15 روز
@Andres Herrera slab/field/woods/whatever It could be an abandoned subway station even as long as it is not collapsing.
Andres Herrera
Andres Herrera پیش 15 روز
@Nathaniel Stenzel slab city.
Nathaniel Stenzel
Nathaniel Stenzel پیش 15 روز
@Andres HerreraNo financing is even needed. Just give them a place where the cops will not bug them. An empty lot where people can not see them and look down on them would work just fine.
Andres Herrera
Andres Herrera پیش 15 روز
What they want is for you to pay for their home and drugs. So, they get to sit around all day using drugs, in their rent free home, while you work your ass of struggling to make ends meet.
P D پیش 16 روز
Joe Biden’s America. 🇺🇸
Andreas Maceyra
Andreas Maceyra پیش 16 روز
Compassion is a weakness. And it is exploited like everything else in this filthy country.
Necessary Evil
Necessary Evil پیش 16 روز
Looks as gross as Portland. Well, that's liberalism for you
TimmyLongfellow پیش 16 روز
The democrats kick poor homeless American people out of a park but let millions of illegals into Cali and pay for their housing, healthcare, and food. Unbelievable.
Andres Herrera
Andres Herrera پیش 14 روز
@TimmyLongfellow Sure, I believe you, karen.
TimmyLongfellow پیش 14 روز
@Andres Herrera So do I.
Andres Herrera
Andres Herrera پیش 15 روز
The illegals work and don't use drugs.
B Clownin
B Clownin پیش 16 روز
They sent them all to hotels right?
Kristina Bolba
Kristina Bolba پیش 16 روز
Yeah but you'll help the idiots at the border this makes no sense la should be ashamed of itself
damirzanne پیش 16 روز
solving a homeless problem with police just shows what kind of fascist government we have here ... instead of helping those people , to get on their feet, providing housing , jobs and mental help , government is sending cops to beat them up ... as long as we have idiots in our government, we will not move ahead as a society
jlg395 پیش 16 روز
@PlaceboPictures Well said.
PlaceboPictures پیش 16 روز
You obviously don’t live in Los Angeles. This homeless problem is repulsive and needs to be fixed immediately.
KAG پیش 16 روز
Defund the democratic party and 75% of America's problems will go away!
Surgical پیش 16 روز
California welcomes people who illegally cross into the country & kicks its own people out of parks.
jlg395 پیش 16 روز
You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. The people who come into this country illegally are prepared to do whatever it takes to work and earn their keep. They follow the rules and bother no one. The homeless, on the other hand, are absolutely everywhere, living in unbelievably filthy conditions that spills over into every neighborhood in the city. Also, due to drugs and mental illness, they often lash out dangerously, making it unsafe for the tax-paying residents of this city to even be near them. The police need to take this city back, and it's wonderful that they're finally starting to do so.
Power Of the Press
Power Of the Press پیش 16 روز
Then these cops say they want to be friends and help their community. BS. Or they should start standing up for the community. Not being the Jack booted thugs they truly are.
D S, I V
D S, I V پیش 16 روز
They'll all just relocate somewhere else nearby. Cali is such a disaster in so many ways. It used to be one of the best states in the country, but this shows you what happens when the left takes over.
Yukozuna پیش 16 روز
AntiFa should be euthanized
DelbertStinkfester پیش 16 روز
Coming soon to the cities in Texas
PlaceboPictures پیش 16 روز
It’s about time.
jlg395 پیش 16 روز
The guy shouting into the megaphone at the end lives there? Really? Well if that's the case, then how about start paying taxes like the rest of this city's residents. I'm so glad to see that the LAPD are FINALLY doing something about the filth that's been choking the life out of this city for the past few years.
Margarita Chumak
Margarita Chumak پیش 6 روز
Exactly. I can’t stand that guy acting like he’s entitled to be there
Ellia Hode Eshye
Ellia Hode Eshye پیش 13 روز
we all must get off the bull...
jlg395 پیش 16 روز
What exactly are these idiots protesting? Do they enjoy living in a city that's been completely overrun with filth? Homeless people are everywhere nowadays, and the problem needs to be dealt with immediately.
Hambone 1
Hambone 1 پیش 16 روز
Who cares about LA? People in LA don't even care about LA!
Watering Heart's B
Watering Heart's B پیش 16 روز
Government helped those people .they put them in hotels. Those left are the ones on drugs who dont want to leave.
jlg395 پیش 16 روز
It's about time that the police started cracking down on these homeless encampments. In less than five years, this entire city has gone down the toilet. It's absolutely disgusting in Los Angeles now, and a total slap in the face to all of us who pay high taxes and exorbitant rents to live here.
Griffe Saunders
Griffe Saunders پیش 15 روز
When YOU don't have money and your comfortable illusions of safety & security. What would you say then?
PlaceboPictures پیش 16 روز
I agree 100%. This city has become so dangerous that you can’t even walk down the street anymore. The LAPD needs to make sweeping up the homeless population priority #1 for as long as it takes to fix the problem once and for all.
Dwight DeVille
Dwight DeVille پیش 16 روز
Illegal Immigrants get treated better than these American citizens do, America has went to shit and God is watching
You Tube
You Tube پیش 16 روز
The parks are for all the people to enjoy. Isn't that what democrats believe?
PRS پیش 16 روز
A Democrat run city, in a Democrat run state, in a Democrat run country. That's all you need to know.
Jonathan Weiss
Jonathan Weiss پیش 16 روز
Resist eviction???? What!!!
Real life 247
Real life 247 پیش 16 روز
Do a swap at the border these people don’t like it in the USA . There is waves of people dying to cross into the USA . Just saying. Can’t even take care of the homeless in the USA but come all in joe said will take care of you oh wait the American people will take of not joe. I don’t think he would put up any of his fortune to take of any but his own family.
Thomas Kay
Thomas Kay پیش 16 روز
Meanwhile I've heard the biden administration is putting up illegals in hotels.
AcidicMentality پیش 16 روز
Round them all up, put them on a train and ship them to work camps. If the Dems want to institute communism we need some gulags.
Father Schwab
Father Schwab پیش 16 روز
I am withholding all food and monetary donations to any group, organization or individual who may trickle down to a democrat. Cut off supply lines to the enemy. Not a dime, not a crumb.
Bobby Sixkiller
Bobby Sixkiller پیش 16 روز
Everyone together now "get a job"!"get a job"!
XAVIERAROD666 پیش 16 روز
Remember when protest were about legitimate issues?
DarkLight پیش 16 روز
The hollywood elites and politicians have plenty of extra beds.
leatherneck joe
leatherneck joe پیش 16 روز
The County is at Fault for letting them camp there, now they want to clean it up... they deserve everything they are getting...I feel sorry for the police they got to clean up mess that the board of supervisors made...
Michael Luna
Michael Luna پیش 16 روز
Please get the homeless out of Hollywood too
Eugene S
Eugene S پیش 16 روز
0:42 "Where people have been camping"..... Is that what homeless people are now? "Campers"?
fettel1988 پیش 16 روز
Meanwhile Biden just earmarked billions for illegals. This isn't going to be America Last, even. This will be America not on the table at all.
Geometer FPV
Geometer FPV پیش 16 روز
To all those saying something along the lines of "why don't we put them in YOUR house if you're so nice?", why don't we just use our tax dollars to actually support people with mental illness/learning disabilities instead of constantly using our revenue to support corporations and wealthy elites donors? Just a thought. Maybe they don't need to go in your house, or my house, they just need income from the government, low-income housing, and job retraining programs for those of them that are capable of working (many definitely aren't). Don't act like we can't help them, we give up 30% of our income to pool together and help our society at large, we should pressure the government to do something for the people for once with it. If we could get off of these stupid culture war narratives for long enough to demand that money get spent on helping people, we might actually get somewhere. We can absolutely afford it, it's been shown over and over again that there are huge amounts of money available, it's just being intentionally siphoned into things like government contracts for companies owned by their buddies, just to name one outlet.
Geometer FPV
Geometer FPV پیش 16 روز
@w e Exactly, the massive popularity of the blame game is exactly how both sides get away with doing nothing but cutting more checks for their friends. Each side believes the other is the reason why we can't have nice things.
Geometer FPV
Geometer FPV پیش 16 روز
@fettel1988 Who would you rather? Do you think Republicans are willing to spend on social programs? That'd be an absolute joke. Establishment Dems pretend to want social programs, but they never follow through. It's progressives that are actually willing to spend the money, but the establishment is very effective at vilifying them, and blocking off their access politically (because "socialism", they're gonna come for your private property, blah blah blah...).
fettel1988 پیش 16 روز
You could have done all that had you not voted in Democrats.
280zjammer پیش 16 روز
Homelessness is not a right. It’s a burden on others. It’s a sad occurrence when it’s unintentional and unwanted but these people have become activists. They’re neither down nor out. They’re consuming resources in the most inefficient way possible and they don’t pay for them. It’s obvious that their majority is of functioning mind and working bodies but they choose to burden as opposed to contribute. We need to go back to a voting system where actual contributors of society get to decide what the contributions are used for without non-contributors saying “give it to me” while I work for it.
1Derek2010 پیش 16 روز
Those tired racist, white supremacist, and slow maga supporters actually ATTACKED, and tried to kill congressmen/ woman, but BARELY had this much law enforcement holding them back.
fettel1988 پیش 16 روز
lmao What imaginary scenario are you talking about
Mike Resse
Mike Resse پیش 16 روز
Let's not pretend that these people want to move out of that Park do them like black teens keep giving them tickets until eventually you take them to jail for not paying their tickets
1Derek2010 پیش 16 روز
Butt, where is Cookie Tookie going to be able to live?
mlittle008 پیش 16 روز
When you vote democrats. This is what happens. They don't care about you and will cause everyone to go homeless.
George Wistler
George Wistler پیش 16 روز
Instead of trying to help. We only threaten along with force people. This just kicks the can and we are all tired of it. Deal with the root issues.
Shadow Star
Shadow Star پیش 16 روز
Biden prefer illegal immigrants before the homeless ppl in the USA
Ghost پیش 16 روز
What a bunch of oppressed idiots.
H2 T2
H2 T2 پیش 16 روز
It's wonderful to see all these people volunteering to allow the homeless to sleep in their homes and on their property. That's what happened right? It's not like they want to support the homeless and solve the issue as long as they aren't the ones who have to deal with it.
Shadow Star
Shadow Star پیش 16 روز
the money wasted in immigration should be use for them not for illegals immigrant
Crispin Fornoff
Crispin Fornoff پیش 16 روز
Get them out of there
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