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Homeless Community Swept away again to clear the way for a $300K fence – Your Tax Dollars at Work (AGAIN)

At the crack of dawn, trucks equipped with machinery and loaded with workers rolled beside the small enclave of homeless residents tucked underneath the 280 freeway, King St. entrance ramp. Driving the trucks were workers from Caltrans and the San Francisco Department of Public Works (DPW) with one goal in mind: expel the people living there, trash any refuse that may remain behind, and erect a sturdy $300,000 fence to prevent anyone else from gaining shelter there. The encampment had existed for years but on this morning the residents were forced to gather what they could and say goodbye to what they had called home for quite some time.

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The Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) had been notifying the residents of the impending raid and fence construction for nearly a month…

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About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

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