Республика бездомных

Сиэтл может считаться американской бомж-столицей. Каждую ночь на улицы города выходит больше 8000 бездомных. Днём их тоже видно невооружённым глазом. Грязные и вонючие, тем не менее, они свободны так жить.

Люди часто бомжуют лишь потому, что им так нравится. Но есть другие. Те, кто оступился, и хочет выбраться с дна. Тогда люди организуются и создают сообщества, государства в государстве. Там я и побывал.

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Дети в таких местах не живут и жить не могут , Их сразу же заберут DHL от родителей. ( это закон)
Индеец ??? Для них образование бесплатно ( но не везде ) Скорей всего пьянство было причиной .
(Вики в помощь)
Homeless people may have used the area as early as the 1930s.[1] It gained notoriety in the 1990s when the city began razing the encampments.[3] In 1994, about 50 campsites yielded 120 tons of trash.[4] Seattle's organized tent cities for the homeless are offshoots of illegal communities that formed after squatters were forcibly removed from The Jungle.[2][5] Periodic bulldozing since the '90s by the city or state department of transportation has led the homeless to complain that the city provides little to no warning before enacting cleanups.[6]

The Jungle increasingly became a haven for criminals in the 2000s.[7] Criminal activity has included assaults, rapes, prostitution, and murders.[8] Residences in the Beacon Hill neighborhood have been burglarized by those staying in The Jungle. Gang members basing drug trade in the woods also became a concern.[9] The Jungle is generally considered unsafe at any hour. Weapons, used drug paraphernalia, presumably stolen goods, and human feces are typically seen during the city and state sweeps.[10] In 2007, criminal activity increased when the city suspended sweeps of The Jungle based on criticism of clean-up operations in another neighborhood.

There have been many deaths in and around the greenbelt. Between September 1997 and February 1998, the bodies of three women murdered by a serial killer were found in the area. There have been numerous lower-profile murders. Transients have been killed attempting to cross the nearby freeways. A homeless man was inadvertently killed in June 2007 as workers were mowing a blackberry thicket he was sleeping in.[11]

The city announced plans to revitalize the greenbelt with an extension of the Mountain to Sound bike corridor through the Jungle that opened in the fall of 2011. The trail features a paved path, lighting, and fences.