Homeless told to leave Bloomington 'tent city'

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    Associated Press | Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 10:24 am | (Loading…) comments.

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    A group of homeless people who have been camping at an old Bloomington rail yard have been told they must leave after the property owner agreed to the city's demands that he tear down a burned-out warehouse and level overgrown vegetation at the site.

    The Bloomington Pantagraph reported (Homeless again: Illegal campsite to be shut down by property owner : Pantagraph.com | Central Illinois) Saturday that demolition could begin as soon as next week.

    About 10 people have been living in a cluster of tents at the site for months; some moved there after officials cleared them from city-owned land this spring. They were told Thursday that they will have to move again.

    "It's sad. It's tough," said Bloomington police officer Brad Peterson, who patrols the area.

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    Granny still feels sorry fer `em an' prays fer `em...
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    Cities' homeless crackdown: Could it be compassion fatigue?
    10 June`12 - A growing number of cities across the United States are making it harder to be homeless.
     
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    Poverty and homelessness have been romanticized all out of proportion. These are just working folks, down on their luck. They aren't. They are drug addicts, alcoholics and the mentally ill. People sincerely do want to help, right up to the point where the crime rate, smell, filth and disease start to frighten them.
     

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