This vehicle has been here almost three months

Whiteaker Neighborhood and Homeless Camp

It seems that the only way to get EPD to do anything is to threaten to put it on the air. I waisted a lot of time trying to complain to them, but they wouldnt do anything until I told them I had spoken to someone in your newsroom who was willing to do a broadcast within an hour they got the garbage van removed, the other vehicles, passed out homeless, and makeshift shantys are still there. Unfortunately, or fortunately the unconscience persons I intended to tkae pictures of moved on. One gentleman was passed out, flopped out of wheelchair, and just across the street from thw Monroe Street Police Station. They wouldnt go over and check on him themselves, but instead gave me the non-emergency number. It confirms my belief that public safety is not their priority. It also is why I was so moved to contact KVAL and share my frustration over the issue of illegal camping and an indifferent Police Department. I assure you I will be taking more photos and videos of this, as it is an ongoing issue, with little hope for change in sight.

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lisa says ... on Monday, Jan 7 at 7:26 PM

Maybe if THEY felt more welcome and respected regardless of what is paid monthly for a place to sleep $0-1000000 it would reflect upon the way things r taken care of! If u feel good u shine! If u feel like garbage u reflect garbage!Think about it!

lisa says ... on Monday, Jan 7 at 7:13 PM

Not all of THEM asked to live cold,hungry and in ur neighborhood but that's the hand that's been dealt! So lets actually make a difference by first understanding what life is really like being homeless,(live 4 free?? dawoody?!)and lend a hand!

lisa says ... on Monday, Jan 7 at 6:54 PM

How dare THEM? Pull up to ur curb?!Why don't u jump on inside grab a cup of joe and make a big fat difference by writtin some snide remark about your pretty street and how THEY mess it up!Really?! Instead lets play a game called pay it forward!

Lisa says ... on Monday, Jan 7 at 6:39 PM

Who wants to walk outside of their warm cozy homes that they pay an astounding amount of $ for in rent,morgage,taxes,ect..feeling oh so proud to have concord the American dream,just to stumble onto a rusty pile of metal that someone calls home?!

dawoody1 says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 7:21 PM

gosh they get to live for free and dump there trash along the river or where ever they want, and cant figure out why no one wants them around.

dezbryant88 says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 6:53 PM

if I was homeless and someone was nice enough to let me use there neighborhood to park in i would clean up after myself. wouldn't have to ask me twice. but you think its yours already. lets see some rent money then. oh thats right your broke.

dezbryant88 says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 6:48 PM

you think society owes you something because you got laid off from your job. thats why you act like dirty pigs. because you are bitter from losing your job and dont care anymore. some people reach a certain low in life and they dont care anymore.

Anonymous says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 6:44 PM

most people i heard being interviewed didn't care for them parking there as long as they cleaned up after themselves. somebody is nice enough to let you park in there neighborhood and you pay them back by being a pig.

debrattt says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 6:25 PM

ask you to change or just LEAVE. For me, this goes double for those who are "living on the streets". They are essentially living on somebodies curb who does pay their bills and dues, and should show that person that they are a respectful individual.

debrattt says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 6:21 PM

I don't care if you own a home or are living in some sort of vehicle - If you trash the place and are inconsiderate (loud/drunk/dealing drugs/doing drungs/peeing on the street!), I think that the "neighbors/neighborhood" has EVERY right to (cont.)

you dont need to know says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 3:53 PM

I'm sick of these junkies in Vans dumping pee all over the sidewalk in front of my house !

doesntfeelsorry says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 3:23 PM

I dont feel sorry for these people there are jobs out there I have offered help so people before but not cash and been flat turned down. I might buy you a loaf of bread and some lunch meat but I will never give a homeless person money.

Michelle Hudson says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 10:52 AM

While I never caused a scene such as the white van I have faced the resident's cruelty and inhumane treatment of me and my children. I just know it is not okay to cast stones while living in glass houses. I really hope everyone can see the truth here

MIchelle Hudson says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 10:42 AM

Oh and this is coming from someone who in 2004 made 150,000 dollars as a general manager of a country club. Been on both sides of this issue and was humbled enough to take the lessons I learned and turn them into roses for everyone to smell!

Michelle Hudson says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 10:40 AM

Take heed because the whole neighborhood and everyone for that matter is just ONE, and I MEAN ONE! paycheck away from living in their VOLVOS! Get out of your yards and take a proactive stance people!! One that is loving and supportive of YOUR family!

Michelle Hudson says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 10:38 AM

The Whiteaker residents are ridiculous when it comes to how they treat the homeless! This is the neighborhood that was built around peace and love, however, these glorified homeowners think of nothing but their OWN peace and loving THEMSELVES!!!!

Michelle Hudson says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 10:35 AM

WOW! SO Eugene never ceases to amaze me at all! I have also been homeless on these streets. I was homeless with two children and have seen the atrocities that take place on these streets. Have a heart! Report the truth!!!!

jason says ... on Friday, Jun 10 at 9:33 AM

you are trying to make the police responsible for a problem in society... which in turn makes YOU part of the problem... that being, I decide who is responsible, and its NOT me. quit complaining and do something to make your neigbhorhood better

eugenemama says ... on Thursday, Jun 9 at 10:28 PM

I ran out of characters. :) I have seen these homeless people sell drugs behind Walmart (we were geocaching) and the Home Depot. One guy dresses nice and has a dog, but the others dress very "homeless chic" and they live in those filthy trailers vans

eugenemama says ... on Thursday, Jun 9 at 10:26 PM

There are homeless people like this living in vans and campers like this in the Walmart/Dick's Sporting Goods parking lot near the Green Acres/N.Delta intersection in Eugene, too. (Gilham/Cal Young neighborhood). They beg on the nearby streets.

Bob says ... on Thursday, Jun 9 at 11:09 AM

I live near the "garbage van" and other campers on Monroe. I don't pay taxes so someone can camp in front of my house 6 months getting drunk. They wouldn't last a day in South Eugene. I guess their $ are worth more. EPD has no respect for the Whit

Michael says ... on Thursday, Jun 9 at 9:33 AM

There IS the Eugene Mission.

Beth Ford KVAL says ... on Thursday, Jun 9 at 9:11 AM

Hi Astrocyberchimp -- I'm a reporter with KVAL. Would you be willing to talk to me on-camera about this ongoing issue? Feel free to contact me, Beth Ford (541) 685-KVAL

Beth Ford KVAL says ... on Thursday, Jun 9 at 9:10 AM

Hi Astrocyberchimp -- I'm a reporter with KVAL. Would you be willing to talk to me more about this ongoing problem on-camera? Thanks, Beth Ford (541) 685-KVAL

pascal wilson says ... on Thursday, Jun 9 at 8:32 AM

where is the love? i used to live on the street in that nieghborhood also and people like you slashed my tires and made noise to let me know you care so much about the homeless..i am a veteran and disabled, no housing available. where are we to go?

KennyComputer/Springfield says ... on Thursday, Jun 9 at 7:04 AM

Oh, and by the way, perhaps you should leave your back door open. That way they could use your bathroom too. Thanks for caring!

Kenny says ... on Thursday, Jun 9 at 6:55 AM

I understand that you really do care about the homeless people and the terrible conditions in which they often have to live. I have a solution for you! Why not invite as many as possible to live in your back yard? You are such a caring citizen!

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