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  1. As I remember it one of the things Democrats and liberals used to rail against was involuntary incrassation for the mentally ill often claiming it was "illegal", "inhumane" or something like that... My how times have changed. New York Times: New York City to Involuntarily Remove Mentally Ill People From Streets https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/29/nyregion/nyc-mentally-ill-involuntary-custody.html In related news the San Francisco Board of Supervisors after intense debate approved the use of deadly force by police robots
  2. VA.gov: 2018 Department of Housing and Urban Development report reveals decline in homelessness among Veterans Every January, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development leads a national census of Americans, including Veterans who are homeless. This annual enumeration, known as the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, provides the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with a nationwide snapshot of Veteran homelessness on a single night. The results can then be compared from year to year. This year, we are pleased to announce a national decline in Veteran homelessness. We believe this decline is a result of our collaborations with HUD, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, and other federal, state, and local partners. Together we have made significant progress since the 2010 launch of the first-ever strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. The most recent PIT Count shows that an estimated 37,881 Veterans were homeless on a single night in January 2018 — 5.4 percent fewer than in 2017 and nearly half the number reported in 2010, when the VA launched its strategic plan. HUD estimates that 23,312 of the 37,881 Veterans counted in January 2018 were in sheltered settings, and 14,566 were living without any shelter. VA is committed to working alongside local leaders who have responded to the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness and are recommitting their communities to achieve this goal. Three states — Connecticut, Delaware, and Virginia — and 64 communities have ended homelessness among Veterans, meaning that they have identified all homeless Veterans by name and have systems in place to put each homeless Veteran on a path towards finding permanent housing. Those systems also ensure that if a formerly homeless Veteran experiences homelessness again, that episode will be temporary. We could not have achieved these milestones without the dedication of our grantees and partners. The VA continue to move in the right direction towards achieving our goal of ending Veteran homelessness nationwide, and we value the public’s continued support of this important mission. https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/54075/2018-department-housing-urban-development-report-reveals-decline-homelessness-among-veterans/
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