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Federal judge orders Los Angeles to provide humane housing for thousands of homeless individuals

May 21, 2020

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California ordered last week that the City and County of Los Angeles humanely relocate approximately 7,000 homeless individuals currently “camping near freeway overpasses, underpasses, and ramps.”

Judge David Carter found that living near highways exposes people to “toxic fumes, ‘hazardous waste concentrations of lead,’ car crashes,” and other dangers. Carter determined that money could not compensate for such irreparable harm to a person’s health, but that relocating people away from highways would prevent such dangers.

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