Third World Conditions: Piles of Trash and Homeless Encampments in South Los Angeles

Third World Conditions: Piles of Trash and Homeless Encampments in South Los Angeles
October 12 10:03 2016 Print This Article

South Los Angeles residents like Ashley Allen are fed up with the trash that litters every block of their community. Allen recorded a video where she pointed to the piles of garbage in her neighborhood.

“This is what my son has to look at every morning,” Allen said. “The amount of trash that’s been there, the illegal activity that’s been there. It’s just been kind of hard on all of us around here.”

Allen also told CBS Los Angeles of a homeless encampment where people are actually stealing electricity.

“They were definitely drawing power. So when you would come through the alley at night, you would see lights. You know they weren’t flashlights. You would see a cord that was running through several different poles that they had inside of there,” Allen explained.

Allen says whenever the homeless encampment is shut down, it just pops up somewhere else.

These collapse-like conditions should come as no surprise to those who’ve been paying attention to the unraveling of black communities in America. As BreakingBrown previously reported, several black communities over the country are experiencing similar conditions.

From Total Collapse: 31 of 56 Black Neighborhoods in Wisconsin Are Jails:

“Thirty-one of the 56 black neighborhoods in Wisconsin are, in fact, jails,” he says. “And I found out that the places that weren’t jails, weren’t great places to be – homeless shelters, section 8 housing, food deserts, etc.”

Meanwhile in Chicago, nearly half of all black men are out of work.  These are the signs of communities in total collapse, as mainstream media pushes the fiction that black communities are faring well.

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Watchful
Watchful

@44blue


Interesting article, but forgive me for being skeptical about the 'plans' for the park actually including the majority of the current residents. Hope I'm wrong, but it sounds like gentrification will win out in the end, just like it has in many, if not most, major cities across this country. Much of the 'plans' had been in development decades ago and r now suddenly being implemented at a rapid pace. I often say that 'development' is just another term for 'displacement' of poor residents occupying poor neighborhoods. 

44blue
44blue

@Watchful @44blue  If you read the comments below the article, you'll see that most agree with you, too!  

The illegal immigrants in this "sanctuary city" are not helping a dang thing.

Gill sounds like a pie-in-the-sky politician, ineffectively pushing money around.

TinaSue
TinaSue

Our country is too busy building schools in Afghanistan, and courting the illegal ailens's vote, instead of caring about it's own citizens.  This country is going to explode if this continues.  People are fed up.

actuallythink
actuallythink

Wow, criminalizing and reporting the homeless... your "radical" politics suck

turkey1
turkey1

That's sad in 1972, I completed Infantry Training School at San Onofre, California., we as Marines would often frequent L.A., it were a completely different city, being from the east coast it seemed like worlds away coming from Parris Island, SC., but I did enjoy it there before being deployed to Okinawa, Japan and Vietnam. My hope for this country is to solve its social-economic problems, that we all can prosper and get back on our feet.

Watchful
Watchful

The mainstream media has always done an excellent job of hiding the true extent of poverty that exists in this country, except when it's convenient for them to push a certain agenda.