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Garcetti, City Council throw homeless problem to the police

Garcetti, City Council throw homeless problem to the police

Mayor Eric Garcetti took office with a promise to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016. Instead, two years into his term, we're throwing $100 million annually at a problem that's spreading and becoming more entrenched — and Garcetti's largely been silent on the issue, save for platitudes. The best solution our City Council has come up with is a return to ham-handed tactics previously tried and discredited: Have the cops seize the belongings of homeless people, then hand out tickets they can't pay or haul them off to jail. At the very least, that would get them and their messes out of our sight — and quiet constituent complaints about scruffy...

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