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Spike among LA homeless deaths was not driven by COVID: Data

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"The findings in this report reflect a true state of emergency," said First District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis said in a statement. "In a civil society, it is unacceptable for any of us to not be profoundly disturbed...

California coroner identifies ‘mummified body’ found in abandoned convention center as missing homeless man

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The Alameda County coroner identified the remains by matching a serial number on a tubular plate in Mejica's leg to records at Highland Hospital, where he had surgery nearly two decades ago. 

Democrat Rep. Waters tells homeless people to ‘go home,’ warns journalist during testy exchange

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According to a report from the New York Post, Waters was present at a chaotic event where hundreds of homeless people showed up due to inaccurate social media reports that Section 8 housing vouchers were being distri...

NYC homeless man assaults New York Post reporter, as agencies ramp up efforts to clear encampments: officials

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Adams recently told the New York Times he is urging city agencies "to do an analysis block by block, district by district, identify where the encampments are … then execute a plan to give services to the people who a...

Feminists protesting Lia Thomas say they are politically homeless: ‘Democrats don’t care about women’

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"I was historically liberal. I would say I'm politically homeless now because I don't think the Democrats care about women and girls," one activist with the group Save Women’s Sports told Fox News.  The women’s advoc...

New details emerge in shootings of homeless men in NYC and DC

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His victim begged for mercy, police say. But all Gerald Brevard allegedly did, according to court documents, was pull the trigger, then sit on a nearby curb. A surveillance camera picked up music playing. New detail...

What we know about the suspect in the New York and DC shootings of homeless men

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It's still not clear why someone would open fire on several homeless men in New York City and Washington, DC. But authorities in both cities say they believe the same man, 30-year-old Gerald Brevard III, is responsi...

A detective scrolled through social media. What he noticed helped catch a person wanted for shooting homeless men in 2 cities

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Capt. Kevin Kentish, a Queens native who now works with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, was scrolling through his social media over the weekend when something caught his eye. Kentish, who stil...

Suspected NYC, DC homeless killer ID’d as 30-year-old man in shooting spree

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Gerald Brevard III, 30, a D.C. resident, was taken into custody in Washington around 2:30 a.m. after the Metropolitan Police Department received an anonymous tip that provided a possible identity of the suspect, Chie...

Philadelphia homeless man punches pregnant woman on SEPTA bus over seat, police say

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The incident happened 1:45 a.m. on a Market-Frankford Line Night Owl bus, a spokesman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART STABBING SUSPECT ARRESTED IN PHILADELPHIA T...

Homeless career criminal allegedly threw Seattle woman, 62, down stairs at light rail station

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Alexander Jay, 40, was arrested on March 3, a day after the attack at the Chinatown-International District light rail station at 5th Avenue South and South Jackson Street, Seattle police said in a probable cause stat...

Police arrest man suspected of stalking, killing homeless in NYC, DC

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Police in the two cities earlier released multiple surveillance photographs, including a close-up snapshot clearly showing the man's face, and urged people who might know him to come forward.NYC, DC OFFICIALS PLEAD F...

NYC, DC officials plead for help to find homeless killer: ‘We’re coming for you’

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In a joint news briefing in D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and New York City Mayor Eric Adams pleaded with the suspected shooter to turn himself in to authorities.  "Homelessness should not be a homicide," Adams said. "Th...

Shootings targeting homeless men in New York and Washington, DC are linked, police say

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A series of shootings targeting homeless men in New York City and Washington, DC, were carried out by the same suspect, officials said Sunday. The five shootings left two men dead and took place over a nine-day per...

Jason Rantz describes ‘surreal’ scenes of homeless people smoking meth on Seattle city buses

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Rantz told "Fox & Friends about the regular occurrence of riding a city bus and noticing the "weird smell" coming from the back of the vehicle. "Weirdly enough, you kind of get used to seeing these kinds of thing...

Venice Beach residents demand LA officials act on homeless encampment, crime: ‘Finish the job’

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As the nation turns to Los Angeles for Super Bowl Sunday, about 70 homeless people have been camping overnight at Venice Beach. A recent string of fires associated with transients has residents fearful those fires wi...

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