Judge orders removal of tents from Phoenix's largest homeless encampment

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2023
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A judge on Monday ordered Phoenix to remove tents located on public property in the city’s largest homeless encampment. The encampment, near 12th Avenue and Madison Street and known as "the Zone," is at the center of a lawsuit, Brown v. City of Phoenix, between the city and nearby residents and business owners who argue that the encampment is a public nuisance. They said they have witnessed people using drugs, littering and defecating on their properties, and that the city hasn’t done enough to stop these and other problems. Maricopa...

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