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Opening Arguments

Bridge work

See, that wasn't so hard, was it?

Homeless people who are living beneath a railroad overpass on Indianapolis' near-east side will be evicted on Monday, three days after Mayor Greg Ballard toured the camp.

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Deputy Mayor Robert Vane said the city is not being cold-hearted, but simply putting the safety of area citizens first.


A growing number of break-ins into houses and garages in the area around the homeless camp generated a barrage of complaints recently.


At a meeting earlier this month, people who live nearby expressed frustration about the homeless camp, a message that was clearly heard.

Of course, it will just be somebody else's problem now. The story notes that "Some of the homeless spent Sunday morning moving their belongings from the Davidson Street bridge to another bridge nearby," although city officials hope some of them can be "coaxed into seeking assistance" at one of the city's shelters.


tim zank
Tue, 03/02/2010 - 11:57am

I would think there's plenty of room for them in Littlejohns new kitchen.