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Caltrans ordered to pay $2M for
destroying Bay Area homeless camps

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Posted By: poster, 7/21/2020 11:30:21 PM

The California Department of Transportation has agreed to pay $2 million for destroying belongings during sweeps of homeless encampments from 2014 to 2019. The class-action lawsuit, filed in 2016 on behalf of unhoused Californians, claims that belongings, including, food, clothing, and medical supplies, were destroyed during the sweeps enacted by Caltrans. The Alameda County Superior Court approved the settlement last week. Under the ruling, Caltrans is required to set up a $1.3 million fund to compensate people for their loss of property and give $700,000 to the nonprofit organization Homeless Action Center to provide housing and benefits services for the unhoused.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Safari Man 7/21/2020 11:32:28 PM (No. 486466)
That’s a lot of Mogen David 20/20
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche 7/21/2020 11:33:18 PM (No. 486467)
Negotiable, cash payment or hookers and blow.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JL80863 7/22/2020 12:03:32 AM (No. 486477)
This is a bad joke, right?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: ScottC 7/22/2020 12:04:39 AM (No. 486479)
I couldn't get past 'Caltrans'
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Reply 5 - Posted by: panther361 7/22/2020 12:12:53 AM (No. 486483)
Caltrans has been a pretty big part of the state's infrastructure as well as PG&E. The commies won't quit until they're added to the ash heap. It appears we will have to burn all the way to the ground before rebuilding. By then I hope the plague that has infested us from the east will be but a bad memory.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHHolliday 7/22/2020 12:13:11 AM (No. 486484)
California is rapidly running out of other people’s money. Welfare and health care for border jumpers, high speed train boondoggle and now they are killing businesses with Noisome’s lockdowns. It would be funny but they will ask the US taxpayer for a massive bailout because they have run off their tax base.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: SALady 7/22/2020 12:23:37 AM (No. 486488)
If Caltran warned them to leave and they chose not to, how on Earth can this have happened? Oh, we are talking the People's Soviet Socialist Republic of Cuba-fornia. How silly of me. Never mind!!!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 7/22/2020 1:11:52 AM (No. 486513)
Unhoused - Another word for the PC Dictionary.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 7/22/2020 1:12:45 AM (No. 486514)
And we want our excrement back too! Put it there on the sidewalk! California “logic”
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2 7/22/2020 2:43:10 AM (No. 486530)
Two million for trash reparations. Who'd have thought they had such expensive stuff?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: globalwarmer 7/22/2020 3:57:27 AM (No. 486548)
Hey California, ever wonder where all that tax money goes?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: FunOne 7/22/2020 8:11:31 AM (No. 486687)
I am intrigued by the label "unhoused Californians". Would these people also be bona fide citizens of the United States, or might they be illegal alien trespassers? Maybe this kind of distinction has no significance for California politicians and their media cronies, but it might be a valid point of concern for many taxpaying citizens of that state. I also wonder how many of the removed "belongings" might have had the attached bumper sticker that proclaims: "Vote democrat--it's easier than getting a job".
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ROLFNader 7/22/2020 10:24:00 AM (No. 486875)
On the upside, think of all the clothing one could buy at Salvation Army, Goodwill and yard sales with $2,000,000!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: IdahoJoe 7/22/2020 11:24:00 AM (No. 486956)
Small price to pay to make them go away
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