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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Austin, Texas Police Chief "Move the Shelters out of Downtown."

Problems and increased crime in downtown Austin have caused the police chief to suggest homeless shelters be moved out of downtown.  Here is the story:   http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/chief-wants-austin-shelters-moved

What are your thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I think our downtown problems near Chum are similar but not as severe and we can't stereotype all homeless people as violent drug and alcohol users. I'd be more interested to hear our officer responses as the simple move the problem doesn't seem to completely address the issue of people actually sent to Austin that are homeless and dangerous. Intervening with the actual people seems to make more proactive sense, even though they may be difficult to deal with...

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