College Station code enforcement clears homeless encampment in Wolf Pen Creek area

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doubledog
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Wednesday KBTX captured photos of the City of College Station clearing our (sic) a homeless encampment in the Wolf Pen Creek area.

"The chief concern was the accumulation of trash because it is a lot that has a lot of trees on it, and that accumulation of trash started to spill out into the public right of way,"

There for the grace of God.... Anyone of us could be homeless overnight. Just a word to the wise, If you are homeless keep your area clean and you may go unnoticed.

https://www.kbtx.com/2024/03/28/college-station-code-enforcement-clears-homeless-encampment-wolf-pen-creek-area/
Jbob04
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So they are only concerned about trash but not the alcohol and drug use that is associated with homeless people?
techno-ag
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I agree. This was a good use of city resources. Get them out of there.
doubledog
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Many homeless have mental illness. We need to treat them. How far are we willing to go?
trouble
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Many don't want treatment. They have a right to choose.
ElephantRider
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Saw about 25 grocery carts on the side of the road the other day at the Holleman/Dartmouth intersection, I guess this is what they were from.
CS78
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Finally a use of city funds that we can all get behind.

There are moms with young kids that use these parks every day. They shouldn't have to worry about what drug addict is hiding in the bushes.
AggieCVQ
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We need to bring asylums back...
maroon barchetta
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trouble said:

Many don't want treatment. They have a right to choose.


If they are mentally ill are they able to make a good decision in each case?
trouble
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maroon barchetta said:

trouble said:

Many don't want treatment. They have a right to choose.


If they are mentally ill are they able to make a good decision in each case?


Mentally ill and incompetent are 2 separate things.
Independence H-D
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doubledog said:

Many homeless have mental illness. We need to treat them. How far are we willing to go?


Happy to reopen the asylums.
doubledog
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Independence H-D said:

doubledog said:

Many homeless have mental illness. We need to treat them. How far are we willing to go?


Happy to reopen the asylums.
If that is what it takes and by asylums you mean modern mental health facilities.
woodiewood
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doubledog said:

Many homeless have mental illness. We need to treat them. How far are we willing to go?
There's a tremendous amount of local, state, and federal assistance programs and locations. If the person appears to be mentally ill, take them to one of the locations. If they are on drugs, take them to the appropriate drug assistance center. If they are just hanging out as a location to live, move them out to sanctuary city Austin where they have more resources and talents to assist.

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Jbob04 said:

So they are only concerned about trash but not the alcohol and drug use that is associated with homeless people?


It's a news story on Code Enforcement doing Code Enforcement things.

If it was about police dealing with homeless people and the issues you stated, someone on here would be complaining about how no one cares about the trash problem... it is entirely possible that both problems can be addressed by the city seperately. Not only one or the other. Cmon now.
legalbird
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George used to stay there. Haven't seen him since around 2020.

It is terrible that we no longer have mental facilities (long term) as a nation. They are needed.
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Here's what I don't understand:
You're homeless, you go to grocery store, buy some food, and push you cart back to your camp with the food you just bought.
Next time you want more food, WHY DON'T YOU PUSH THE SAME CART BACK TO THE GROCERY STORE to do your shopping instead of getting another cart and pushing it back to your camp?
techno-ag
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agnerd said:

Here's what I don't understand:
You're homeless, you go to grocery store, buy some food, and push you cart back to your camp with the food you just bought.
Next time you want more food, WHY DON'T YOU PUSH THE SAME CART BACK TO THE GROCERY STORE to do your shopping instead of getting another cart and pushing it back to your camp?
Always put your cart up!
Viper16
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doubledog said:

Many homeless have mental illness. We need to treat them. How far are we willing to go?
Need to reopen the Mental Hospital in Rusk, Texas and build more across the state.
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TexasAggie_02
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Cases like this are handled by code enforcement officials, who said they were made aware of the camp by the College Station Fire Department.
That camp has been there for ages, and they make it sound like they were just "made aware." When that body was found in the creek behind Carinos last year (Which KBTX said they would provide an update on once the family was notified, then there was no update), they all moved out and were camped in/around the amphitheater. There's also been people in the old Sears warehouse. One of the bay doors has been open for months, which probably contributed to that restaurant in Waco from backing out of their plans to build there.
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trouble said:

Many don't want treatment. They have a right to choose.


Do they? Do people with Down syndrome have a right to drive and live independently? Is it a good thing to let people who aren't in control of their own mind live in our public spaces? You aren't helping a marginalized group you're making things worse for literally everyone with this mentality.
PS3D
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doubledog said:

Independence H-D said:

doubledog said:

Many homeless have mental illness. We need to treat them. How far are we willing to go?


Happy to reopen the asylums.
If that is what it takes and by asylums you mean modern mental health facilities.
I always chuckle at the "just reopen mental health facilities" line, because the courtsnot politiciansmade that an impossibility. Look up O'Connor v. Donaldson and the subsequent court cases.
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