Walter and His Wife Lost Everything in Los Angeles Homeless Sweeps – Los Angeles Video



published: 2019-04-17 15:28:58

Walter and his wife are homeless in Venice Beach, California. Walter suffers from schizophrenia. Both he and his wife are kind and gentle people. Because of the affordable housing crisis and the lack of support for people who are homeless or have a mental illness, they have no choice but to sleep outside. No matter what the politicians say, there is no support to get Walter and his wife off the streets. Sadly, they have a better chance of dying than getting the help they need.

Los Angeles budgeted $30 million for homeless sweeps this fiscal year. L.A. has also budgeted massive funding for “enforcement zones” around the budge housing. The cost to taxpayers of these homeless sweeps around the homeless shelters is more than the budget to run the shelter.

Communities claim that homeless sweeps are needed because homelessness is a public safety issue. It is. It’s actually a public safety crisis. But the truth is all the homeless sweeps do is displace people who have no place to go and they eat taxpayer money. Without support to get homeless people the help they need, sweeps are inhumane and to absolutely nothing to solve the crisis. Homeless sweeps actually make it worse!

Walter and his wife lost everything in the sweeps including all of their clothes. Walter went for a cup of coffee and when he returned, sanitation workers were dumping all of their belonging in a pile mixed with everyone else’s stuff. Walter pleaded with the workers but they never give mercy.

The Mayor of Los Angeles said in an LA Times article that the city is now using a more “nuanced” approach to sweeps and that there are social workers present. The real truth is, rarely are support workers present. The reason is, there are no shelter beds and there is no housing to help people. Plus, claiming the sweeps which are aggressive as all hell are nuanced is a flat out lie.

If you live in Los Angeles follow #ServicesNotSweeps on social media or visit https://servicesnotsweeps.com. As a taxpayer, you are paying more for sweeps than you are to help people. There is something seriously wrong with that.

We wrong about it here: ‘Services Not Sweeps’ Aims to Reform Homeless Sweeps in Los Angeles https://invisiblepeople.tv/services-not-sweeps-aims-to-reform-homeless-sweeps-in-los-angeles/

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27 Comments - Write a Comment

  1. Matthew 24:12
    Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.

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  2. If they said they were from Venezuela, they would get anything they NEED or WANT handed to them!!!

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  3. Hope that they can get established

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  4. Llistening to successful stories is boring cos they repeat the same thing hard work bla-bla-bla. Homeless are wiser and know much more better on live.

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  5. I would fight tooth and nail to leave California. Last time I was there I saw so many homeless. I can only imagine that California's social services system is completely overwhelmed. I'm sure in other states, there are more funds to help.

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  6. Well I think this is damn cruel need to be rewriting of the law what do you want these people to do pleaded with you for it for their possessions but little they had absolute cruelty

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  7. Time to tan up and start acting like a foreigner I guess

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  8. Man law enforcement jobs can be brutal?? There has to be another way?

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  9. This is bull crap and it needs to stop.
    The one's doing it should have to live that way for a few months.

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  10. I lived in LA for nearly 45 years and it seems to me that Los Angeles is 2nd to none about creating a bureaucratic juggernaut web of rules to make life more of a hassle but do it with a smile and " Have a Nice Day"

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  11. So sorry this happened to this man and his wife. This is not right.

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  12. Can someone help them out? Maybe offer them a job, or a place to live for a few weeks? If the system doesn't work and is beyond cruel, good people should intervene. I pray they get back on their feet and God sends help their way.

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  13. If you were from an other country you'd be helped quicker

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  14. It was world news in the fires when millionaires were afraid of losing their homes!

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  15. Hi Mark. Heartbreaking! I was reading the statistics the other day with regards to the homeless in Los Angeles and it’s surrounding towns. It is the highest number in the U.S. in 2017 and has continued to grow. It is unimaginable that the Uber wealthy and the most vulnerable populations live in the same areas. It is obscene and shocking that governments and bureaucrats cannot find solutions. They should be forced to walk in the shoes of their vulnerable population for a week, before taking an office to govern.

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  16. Don't vote republican! Yes, he's right!

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  17. Why doesn't this stupid criminal gov't help these people instead of the hundreds of thousands flooding our border!!!!!!!????????????????????????? **CRIMINAL ACTIONS BY GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**

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  18. in Israel, when an Arab was accused of being a terrorist his WHOLE entries EXTENDED family's home is bull dozed. I guess being homeless is equal to terrorism. You upset the social belief in the SYSTEM. I forget what North Korea just excited two fortune talers for. Something about upsetting Societies applecart. That's what it is. What's the solution. Besides housing, i know. A) wipe Walter off the planet. Kill him literally; starve him; have the elements kill him. VINCE BEACH probably has a regulation about NOT treating animals like that. OR, solution B! Where is it you want Walter to migrate to? Seriously. This way. That way. Out of town. Edge of town. Jesus f Christ.

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  19. They to have housing because the husband has mental health it’s not there’s no support

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  20. Sad. Just went for a cup of coffee. Cruel and heartless taking away their belongings. Heartbreaking.

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  21. USA and WE are scary states.
    Pulling millions of 'migrants' in while millions of their own civilians are being thrown on the criminal streets

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  22. Police act like they have nothing better to do than throw away people's belongings. If anyone else did that, they would be arrested. But when police do it, it's seen as routine patrols. But, they leave actual trash behind. I could go throw a cup on the ground where he is, and they would leave my cup, but take his clothes. The police need to be sanctioned for that. Yet, they're sanctioning him for existing. And, most people are on the side of the police. America is sick. We need police to do policing, not this. The police need someone to mentor them, but we have police mentoring elementary school children, after doing this to the guy in the video.

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  23. There is no boogie man to blame. You probably have an agenda "It was the Democrat/Republicans, it was the illegal aliens, it was Trump/Obama, it was government that did this or that back in the 60's 70's…00's. It was a combination of it all but the most difficult thing to point out is that the most power force that determines if you're homeless is yourself by far. Some people wind up homeless because that's where it led but it does not mean they must stay there. There is a difference between those who became homeless and then rebounded vs those who became homeless and stayed homeless. With the exception of those with mental illnesses, most homeless people have an incredible steep curve to overcome their situation but it can be done. These folks sure do struggle a lot but at the same time pointing fingers in the comments section is usually because, again, you have some agenda you're trying to push and not necessarily feeling sorry for the homeless themselves. The true crime is that we all like and view these videos with some sort of sympathy but most of us are really thinking "I'm glad that ain't me." You can blame California, you can say your president is going to fix your and his problems, you can say that its conservatives or liberals that caused this mans problems but the real problem is that we spend our days virtue signaling and we have no interest in truly helping people like this man beyond liking a video. Perhaps 1 in 10 will completely change their perspective on the homeless and 1 in 100 will be motivated to change their lives where they try to help the homeless in an effective way. The rest of us are just here trying look sympathetic which is really having a hole in your chest cavity where a heart used to be.

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  24. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

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  25. Homeless shelters are available where you will be left alone

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