L.A. Country Sheriff Gives Strong Message to Venice Beach Homeless Encampments

Venice Beach- food giveaway in homeless encampment via wikimedia commons

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva gave a strong message to the homeless population living in Venice Beach, CA telling them it’s time to pack up and either go back to their home states or risk being cleared out by the police department. The popular beachfront tourist destination has become a major destination for homeless persons across the states and country after Democrat leaders halted part of a law guiding encampment sweeps, citing the coronavirus pandemic last year.

According to The Daily Wire:

The remarks come after Villanueva deployed the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Services Team to the boardwalk earlier this week to evaluate the situation and implement an incremental plan to clear transients from the area. During an Instagram Live broadcast, Villanueva described the department’s efforts as a “humanitarian mission” and said he is forced to take action because “lives are at stake.” He condemned the progressive Democrats elected to represent Venice “who fail to do their job” and allow homeless encampments to take over the neighborhood. In addition, Villanueva accused city leaders of preventing the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), which patrols Venice, from enforcing the rule of law and regulating public space.

Villanueva said the Sheriff’s Department developed a five-step process that will take a minimum of two weeks to complete, depending on the situation’s complexity. The Los Angeles Times reported, “For a few weeks at least, sheriff’s deputies will not be making arrests or taking other enforcement measures on the boardwalk.” Instead, deputies will be working with mental health clinicians “assessing the needs of people living in sprawling encampments along the beachfront promenade and helping to get them services,” according to the Times.

“As we move people out, we’re going to hold ground. We’re not going to let anybody move back in,” said Villanueva during an Instagram Live broadcast on Wednesday. “And then we’re going to shift that responsibility to the local law enforcement.”

“We’re coming for you,” Villanueva said, talking to the camera. “You do not belong here in L.A. County. All you’re doing is harming the economy of L.A., you’re harming the communities, and you’re harming the people that can least afford to have an extra burden on them, which is more homeless competing for a limited amount of resources.”

Villanueva was stern with his message, especially with out-of-state homeless migrating to the area. The sheriff hopes to have the boardwalk cleared by July 4th.



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Carlo
Carlo
5 months ago

Kick out homeless Americans but pay to help illegals crossing our border.OK

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

Just let the homeless become the ‘new’ police ‘kind of’ force.

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
5 months ago

The United States will stand with its European allies against Russia, President Joe Biden has promised, ahead of the first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin
and his administration. What’s said, this is crock off horse manure, Europe has seen how Biden has treated Israel, Hongkong, communist China, and anyone, on which side of the pay to play game you are on, just ask Hunter. We love Putin’s pipe lines, but hate ours! How about return of that 3 million Hunter received from Putin? The Biden’s. have been well compensated from China and Russia for what? What are the Federal Agencies doing to stop, this thief, invasion, technology, financial resources, “we now have open borders”. Why is this not considered a National Security Violation? Our Laws are being broken. This is not going to end well. We have a pretend President, who lives in a senility cocoon, making statements, so absurd no one believes them, but look at the fractured spin off results taking place. Time for him to resign, give up his throne of mockery for the American way of life. It’s not going to get any better folks his mind is broken, all around him know it, they want to hold that power at all cost, even thou we are now the laughing joke of the world
 What unknown part of the United States is joe Biden speaking for? Russia is our biggest threat, no, no, white males are our biggest threat, no, no, global warming is our biggest threat, how about over spending? over taxing? how about rapid inflation? How about lack of sound leadership? How about control of our Southern borders? How about killing thousands of jobs just with the pipe line shut down alone? How about paying people not to work? How about not facing up to Communist China? All those people you hired in the Department of Justice to protect Hunter. what about these constant fraud attacks on our Country by China?

P W
P W
5 months ago

Too late to try and control the weeds now, you are stuck with them, good luck trying to kick them out now.

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
5 months ago

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 7, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The Biden family’s scandals with America’s number one adversary keep piling up. In less than five months since Inauguration Day, we’ve learned out about Hunter Biden’s ties to Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, possible Chinese espionage, and a Beijing-backed propaganda group (on top of his other business and personal scandals – some directly involving his presidential father. Reports about Hunter’s verified emails obtained by Jack Maxey, former co-host of Steve Bannon’s War Room, recently revealed new information regarding the Bidens’ Chinese-linked dealings in Eastern Europe with top law enforcement figures. starting in 2016, Hunter Biden worked with ex-FBI director Louis Freeh and retired Interpol chief Ron Noble to help a corrupt Romanian tycoon, Gabriel Popoviciu, escape conviction. During that same time, Freeh gave Joe Biden’s grandchildren a gift of $100,000, had phone calls with then-Vice President Biden, and solicited him for “future work.” FBI agents apparently kept covering for the Bidens through 2020, orchestrating a bogus briefing for Republicans used by the press to smear an investigation into the Biden family. What isn’t clear is whether Freeh knew that the Romanian case implicated the Bidens’ work with a top Chinese state-backed entity. For Hunter and Joe, Popoviciu was yet another part of a scheme entangling both of them – and those around them – with Beijing. All roads lead to China. Hunter Biden’s work in Romania dates to at least 2015, when he was retained by Popoviciu to help the tycoon evade corruption charges. Popoviciu had been charged with bribery, complicity in abuse of position in 2009 for his role in an illegal sale of hundreds of acres of property by a Romanian university. Baneasa Investments, a company owned by Popoviciu and the university, later used the land to develop a major Bucharest retail area that is home to the current U.S. Embassy in Romania, according to Romania Insider. Mark Gitenstein, previously a staffer for Joe Biden, was the U.S. ambassador to Romania when the new embassy was inaugurated in a ceremony with Hunter’s late brother, Beau. Despite assistance from the son of the U.S. vice president, Popoviciu was convicted on his charges in 2016. As Popoviciu put together a legal team to appeal the conviction, Hunter Biden referred the case to Freeh, a board member of a foundation named for Beau. Freeh’s legal group eventually tapped former FBI agents, Ron Noble in a failed bid to get Popoviciu’s conviction overturned, according to media reports and Hunter Biden’s emails. As with much of the Biden family’s shady business activity, Chinese ties appear to have been a key factor in Romania. By 2017, Popoviciu’s fortunes had special import for Hunter and his father’s reported dealings with a Chinese firm, CEFC China. A business plan sent to Hunter Biden in May 2017 by associate James Gilliar highlighted the significance of the Popoviciu case and Baneasa Investments for their prospective work with CEFC, then a leading state-backed energy company. The business plan, an investment outline for CEFC, was proposed by a group of businessmen including Hunter Biden and his uncle James, Joe’s brother. That coalition later formed SinoHawk Holdings LLC, an ill-fated joint venture negotiated with CEFC that year. According to texts and emails between the businessmen, Joe Biden had direct involvement in the venture. Messages produced last fall by Tony Bobulinksi, former CEO of SinoHawk, show that Gilliar discussed how to “get Joe involved” around the time that Hunter received the CEFC business plan, the New York Post reported. “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face,” Gilliar told Bobulinsk days after he sent Hunter the plan. A bombshell message dated to May 13 further implicated the ex-vice president, detailing a proposed equity structure for Sino Hawk with “10 held by H for the big guy.” Bobulinski confirmed to the Post that “the big guy” referred to Joe Biden.

Jarhead13
5 months ago

Seems ironic that California wants open borders and sanctuary cities but want other states to put up with their stupidity in doing so. Californians you keep voting demonic democrat dictatorship liars so keep your. So keep your illegal immigrants and the poor that you have made by taking low hourly wage job and giving them to illegal immigrants. You caused the problem so don’t think about sending them elsewhere. SEMPER FIDELIS IN TEXAS

Rob
Rob
5 months ago

That’s what the border states ought to be doing! As illegals enter their State, give them a meal ticket, put them on a bus and deliver them to the White House!

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