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Seattle getting more aggressive clearing homeless camps after a significant drug bust last week


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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “Seattle getting more aggressive clearing homeless camps after a significant drug bust last week”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Seattle appears to be getting a little more aggressive with the clearing of tent camps after a drug bust at two camps last week. The city’s “Navigation Team” is clearing one today over concern about the amount of trash it has been generating. King 5 news reports:

Seattle’s Navigation Team, comprised of police, outreach workers and clean-up crews, began removing homeless encampments along the north side of Dearborn Avenue South between I-5 and 13th Avenue South on Monday.

Will Lemke, spokesperson for the Navigation Team, said the cleanup would be a multi-day process, and teams would remove the camps over the course of this week…

“We’ve been servicing this area with trash pickup, with litter picks, trying to keep trash down,” Lemke said. “However, we saw this place continue to experience a lot of negative impacts from trash.”

Another factor which was the major drug bust which took place last week. Two different drug rings, with no apparent connection, were selling drugs out of separate homeless camps. From the Seattle Times:

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