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.
Whiteaker Neighborhood and Homeless Camp
By: AstrocyberchimpSubscribe Channel: On the Scene Location: Monroe Street between west 5th ave and 1st ave