A video shared on Fb by the Placer County Sheriff’s Workplace exhibits a gaggle of deputies and inmate laborers choosing up trash across the Dewitt Authorities Middle final Friday.
At one level within the video, a deputy is proven eradicating bedding from underneath a constructing utilizing a hoe.
The operation was in response to county staff who complained of trash and particles left by transients.
“To only take away the camp is counter-productive as a result of the place are they going to go?” stated homeless advocate Jason Smith, who used to run the homeless shelter situated on the Dewitt Authorities Middle.
Smith stated the ninety nine-mattress shelter is full, leaving homeless individuals camped out in a subject simply outdoors and throughout from the county jail.
“If there isn’t enough mattress area then we have to work out No. 1, how can we get extra mattress area and what are we doing within the shelter that’s not working to get individuals out of the shelter and into houses,” Smith stated.
“It is recidivism. You go right here, you go right here, you go right here, the place do you anticipate them to go?” stated John Noble, who has been homeless for the previous 5 years.
Noble stated shifting individuals like himself, and their belongings, does not remedy the issue.
“I don’t thoughts the clear up as a result of the homeless create a multitude, they make rubbish,” Noble stated. “However the fact is they should present providers.”
KCRA reached out to the sheriff’s workplace, county officers and the shelter, however didn’t hear again by the point this story was revealed.
“With the Fb video, it looks like they have been placating a gaggle of people that don’t just like the shelter, who don’t like homelessness as a means of displaying, ‘Hey, we’re doing one thing to eliminate it,'” Smith stated. “The spine of this complete factor is the place are they alleged to go?”