Judge Gives Phoenix 45 Days to Clear Encampment

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2023
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A judge on Wednesday ordered the city of Phoenix to permanently clear out its largest homeless encampment by Nov. 4. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Scott Blaney ruled in favor of Phoenix residents and business owners who sued the city, claiming it "created, maintained, and/or failed to abate a public nuisance." According to the Goldwater Institute, the homeless encampment, known as "The Zone," has over 1,000 homeless people sleeping in makeshift tents on the sidewalks. Residents have reported seeing open-air drug use, public sex, urination, and defecation. The area around...

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