The residents of Portland have had just about enough of the problems arising from the city’s massive homeless population as it continues to spread out across various parts of the area, which also includes their front yards.
And what’s taking place on these front yards is beyond disgusting, and to put it lightly, not at all okay. Don’t read this while eating. Unless you want to see your lunch for the second time today.
“I want to cry,” Christina Hartnett, a resident who lives in the city, said during comments given to local media outlet KGW8.” I just want my house back. My lawn is now becoming a public bathroom.”
That means they are pooping in her front yard. Pooping. There’s human poop. In her front yard. Her. FRONT. YARD.
According to The Daily Wire, Hartnett stated that she’s lived in her current neighborhood for five years, but she’s now scared of leaving the house to go to work.
“When you have grown men meth raging in your driveway, the last thing I feel safe doing is going out and saying, ‘Hey, can you please move so I can go to work?’” she commented.
Central City Concern Clean Start Crews spoke with KGW8 saying that residents have reported somewhere around 1,900 homeless encampments in the Southeast Portland neighborhood alone, with 272 of these sites posing health and safety risks.
“I have to report from like four different bureaus,” she explained. “And I have to report that report to report, and then I have to report that report to a second report — it’s the only way to get any kind of traction.”
“I feel like nobody hears us,” she continued. “Nobody cares about us.” Read more