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USBurned body found in Los Angeles encampment after fire attacks on homeless, report say

10:45  13 september  2019
10:45  13 september  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

LA plan to make it easier to clear homeless from fire zones

LA plan to make it easier to clear homeless from fire zones LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has approved a plan that would allow police to order homeless people out of encampments during days of high fire risk. 

WASHINGTON — President Trump is pushing aides to find ways to curtail the growing number of homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles , part of broader discussions his aides have held for weeks about urban problems in liberal locales

The stunning increase in homelessness announced in Los Angeles this week — up 16% over last year citywide — was an almost incomprehensible conundrum given the nation's booming economy and the hundreds of millions of JUST WATCHED. Los Angeles mayor under fire for homeless surge.

Authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday found a burned body stuffed in a shopping cart at a city homeless encampment, a report said.

The find comes after several recent fire attacks on the homeless in the city, The Los Angeles Times reported. It was unclear if the person was homeless, but the report said it was recovered at a spot in Van Nuys that is frequented by transients.

Burned body found in Los Angeles encampment after fire attacks on homeless, report say© FoxNews.com Left Coast News host Ethan Bearman and former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo react on ‘Fox News @ Night.'

Homelessness in Los Angeles has been a top issue in the city that has attracted national attention after President Trump sent a team to take a firsthand look at the issue.

People who leave donations at homeless camps face charges, police say

People who leave donations at homeless camps face charges, police say Dozens of people are living in the woods outside Sanford, but police say they will charge those who leave supplies to help them. According to Sanford police, anyone caught leaving clothes or donations at homeless camp sites will be charged with littering. Instead, officers suggest donating to a homeless charity. There is no homeless shelter in Sanford, but the town has recently increased efforts to curb homelessness including offering medical care, garbage disposal and portable toilets. Littering is a civil offense and subject to a fine of $500 to $1,000 depending on the amount deposited.

LOS ANGELES — The fire that burned through one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country last week started as a cooking fire at a homeless encampment , according to an investigation by the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Despite efforts to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles , new numbers show the issue there has hit a new high. “Nearly half of all the homeless people living in the streets in America happen to live in the state of California Nine months after Robert Pruitte was evicted from the Coachella encampment

In July, Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a public invitation for the Republican president to walk the streets with him and see the suffering and squalid conditions. The mayor released a letter to Trump on Tuesday saying he looked forward to working together, but tensions between the White House and officials in heavily Democratic California were also on vivid display.

Garcetti, who said 36,000 people in the city are homeless on any given night, implied that he was ready to talk but wrote that “the federal government has woefully underfunded our housing safety net, contributing to homelessness” and slashed funding for new housing.

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“We must put politics aside,” he wrote.

The Associated  Press contributed to this report

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Firefighters Put Out Burning Car in Pomona, Find Body Inside .
A body was found inside a smoldering car after firefighters put out a fire in Pomona Friday morning. Authorities received a call about 4 a.m. reporting shots fired in the 1400 block of South Park Avenue, the Pomona Police Department stated in a news release. Several other callers reported that a vehicle was on fire at the same location, according to the news release. Police and Los Angeles Authorities received a call about 4 a.m. reporting shots fired in the 1400 block of South Park Avenue, the Pomona Police Department stated in a news release.

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