Homeless Crisis: LA Sheriff Villanueva urging county board of supervisors to declare a state of emergency

Sheriff Villanueva said a letter was sent this morning to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors urging them to declare a local state of emergency in order to address the homeless crisis.

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thefootballhound
thefootballhound
38 · a month ago · Reddit

I don't care if his motivations are influenced by trying to get re-elected and deflecting from his own investigations. But it's sad that he's the only LA politician actually putting boots on the ground to control the homeless epidemic.

alwaysclimbinghigher
alwaysclimbinghigher
28 · a month ago · Reddit

Yes, a state of emergency so we can give LASD, the most notorious corrupt police gang around, more power. Doesn’t seem like it will go well.

euthlogo
euthlogo
28 · a month ago · Reddit

Isn't that the same board of supervisors that is currently working to remove Villanueva from office for allowing gangs to operate freely in his department?

This is purely for show.

lateforcourt
lateforcourt
20 · a month ago · Reddit

His Department is in a state of emergency.

Physician, heal thyself.

Still-Command9213
Still-Command9213
18 · a month ago · Reddit

Can anyone eli5 why LA doesn’t have more mental health facilities or if they are planning on opening up more of those? If you can link me to any future projects they are working on.

I recently moved to LA and I’m a psych nurse practitioner, this seems to be a mental health crisis that needs to get addressed; aside from putting them in jails because that seems to be a revolving door.

thistrainisbound
thistrainisbound
10 · a month ago · Reddit

It would be nice to get some real data on what we even mean by "homeless"

No one wants to admit that there is probably a non-trivial amount of mentally ill homeless people who will need to be involuntarily committed and cared for the rest of their lives on taxpayers money. This would be a hard sell for many people for different reasons.