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

by admin | October 12, 2016 10:03 am

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[1] 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[2], several black communities over the country are experiencing similar conditions.

From Total Collapse: 31 of 56 Black Neighborhoods in Wisconsin Are Jails[3]:

“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.[4]  These are the signs of communities in total collapse, as mainstream media pushes the fiction that black communities are faring well.[5]

Watch the video below:

 

Endnotes:
  1. CBS Los Angeles: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/10/11/some-south-la-residents-fed-up-with-piles-of-trash-strewn-all-over-their-neighborhood/
  2. BreakingBrown previously reported: http://breakingbrown.com/2016/08/total-collapse-31-56-black-neighborhoods-wisconsin-jails/
  3. Total Collapse: 31 of 56 Black Neighborhoods in Wisconsin Are Jails: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/10/11/some-south-la-residents-fed-up-with-piles-of-trash-strewn-all-over-their-neighborhood/
  4. nearly half of all black men are out of work.: http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-youth-unemployment-urban-league-0126-biz-20160124-story.html
  5. pushes the fiction that black communities are faring well.: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/10/trump-african-american-inner-city/503744/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAtlantic+%28The+Atlantic+-+Master+Feed%29

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