Advocate for Austin homeless residents: It’s political theater

Advocate for Austin homeless residents: It's political theater 1

 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott's push to demolish encampments of homeless residents in the city of Austin has sparked a political debate in the state. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports. #CNN #News

39 Comments on "Advocate for Austin homeless residents: It’s political theater"

  1. Wendy Boothman | November 5, 2019 at 10:41 AM | Reply

    Where are these lost souls supposed to go? Surely it’s cheaper to house them and engage with them to help them get back on their feet?

  2. Talking about drugs shows that these people need help! They’re more than likely depressed or suffering from something. Most people just don’t use hardcore drugs for no reason, they need their physical needs met and counseling. I feel awful for them

  3. Seattle has been through this for YEARS. Once it starts, it’s very hard to stop it. No one should WANT people to live in tents on the streets anyway– get them somewhere safe, warm and clean!

    • Darryl Blackshear | November 5, 2019 at 10:56 AM | Reply

      There are tons of abandoned properties Nationwide, Than can easily be turned into homes for the homeless! But there is no profit in it, So no one will do it! This country has turned everything into a dam business! This is why I will neve own a pet!!!!

    • @Darryl Blackshear why would we give them homes when they cant even clean where the live now. The cities should pay them $10 a hour to clean up and in doing so give them a bit of self worth.

    • Darryl Blackshear | November 5, 2019 at 11:26 AM | Reply

      Good question, For two reasons. Fist they will need an address to help them find employment. Also for your cleaning up unless you are going to give them all cash, They will need an address to receive and cash a check. But good idea. They are not cleaning up where they live because the live on the street. There are tons of other thing involved in this as well. Chief among them is mental issues, An issue we as a country seem not to want to address.  Also why complain about them on the street, Then do noting to get them off the street’s?????

  4. Are all the republicans becoming soulless trolls. The poor Democrats have souls, they see pain and suffering and offer aid. It seems the republicans see pain and suffering and see $$$$$$$$. In GREED we trust the republican way.

  5. Now you a bunch if displaced homeless wandering around

  6. theyhateus cuztheyaintus | November 5, 2019 at 10:55 AM | Reply

    Removing people’s belongings only puts a band-aid on a bigger problem which is getting people off the streets.

    • That guy they keep showing stole that black tuff tote.
      Those thing are 150$ and they people don’t throw them away.
      Just like people don’t give away 1000$ bikes. And those poor animals , use to be some bodies pet before they were abducted !!

  7. Elephant In The Room | November 5, 2019 at 10:55 AM | Reply

    where are they suppose to go? why dosn’t he let them live with him then?

  8. For real news see Kip Sompson!!!

  9. Michael Pushard | November 5, 2019 at 11:04 AM | Reply

    Solution: Task force called: Homeless Action: Task: Solve the homeless crisis. Payed for by a surcharge on people making over $100,000/yr living in the city limits of town/city so involved.

  10. NATIVE LATINOS Fook TRUMP | November 5, 2019 at 11:07 AM | Reply

    🍔 straight people have more compassion in their hearts Society is fake

  11. Jesus Christ!! What a bunch of heartless idiots in the comments!!

  12. These people are HUMAN BEINGS who DESERVE our LOVE!!! They’re NOT CRIMINALS!!!!!

  13. As a former victim of homelessness in NYC, this breaks my heart. The cold, dreaded yet all too familiar panic that sets in when yet another city official condemns you to the next unknown piece of dirty street to hide yourself on from the rest of ‘decent’ society is tragic to watch. Anyone who supports this kind of lazy bandaid fix is NOT decent. Your lack of basic human empathy is part of the problem. Why don’t you take that outrage for the destitute and aim it at these sham politicians who are responsible for this issue and pressure them to actually do something about it instead of lining their own pockets and feeding their own interests on your tax dollars!!

  14. Mister Sarajevo | November 5, 2019 at 11:11 AM | Reply

    I’m sure Portland’s is worse.

    I’m tired of seeing those tents. It’s an eyesore & people are tired of it (both parties). I’m sure if Kate Brown did what Abbott did, nobody would complain.

  15. It’s crazy I’ve been homeless before, most homeless ppl from what I have seen in the past. If you don’t want to be on the street for long you won’t be. the ones that are. They are menatally ill and usually are drug addicts or alcoholics it’s not hard to live homeless and get out of it I made around 150 a week just recycling let alone, labor finders helping me work. I was making 450 a week(just below minimum wage in Cali)most homeless ppl are lazy and accept change for what it is and let it be I don’t see much politics in this at all

  16. Crazy like a Fox | November 5, 2019 at 11:13 AM | Reply

    Austin’s mayor has recruited most of the homeless in Austin from California so send them back

  17. Can someone tell me how taking these ppl items and not them of the streets is helping

  18. Remember with economy booming we have to keep it rolling, Dems will start with regulations putting a lot of Americans in unemployment line

  19. Oluseun Adeyinka | November 5, 2019 at 11:32 AM | Reply

    So homelessness exists in red states..🤔 go figure.

  20. Jude Christenson | November 5, 2019 at 11:34 AM | Reply

    But by the grace of God go I. That more in my heart. There was a time that I had almost no money, but miraculously, things came together for me. You never know someone else’s story unless you stop and listen.

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