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Fri Jul 19 2013Fresno Irrigation District Evicts Homeless Encampment Along Canal
Fri Jul 19 2013District Supervisor Initially Claims 'Nothing of Value' Found in Homeless Campsites
A small group of homeless people, living on a canal bank near West and Ashlan avenues in Fresno, had their property taken on July 17 by crews from the Fresno Irrigation District. Structures were pulled out of the shrubbery, a bulldozer picked up people's property and put it in a dump truck, and several dogs were also removed by the SPCA.
Mike Rhodes writes: "I asked Murray, who said he was a supervisor for the Fresno Irrigation District, if they were saving any of the property. He said they had not found anything of value yet, but I think my question got him thinking about the implications of their actions. Murray said that they had put notices up informing the homeless people that they were going to 'clean up'. I asked for a copy of the notice and he said he didn't have one."
"I walked away for a moment to take some photos, and when I came back the driver of the machine with the large claw said, 'We don’t have time for this shit. Call the police'. Someone (probably Murray) must have convinced the crew that they better make a show for the press, because then they started going through the shopping carts and putting things aside, which they said they were going to save."
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