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Crews Clear Out Homeless Encampment in San Jose

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    City crews dismantled "The Jungle" a few months ago, prompting homeless people to move to an area near Story Road in San Jose. Crews arrived at the new camp at 6 a.m. Saturday to clear out inhabitants' belongings. Peggy Bunker reports. (Published Saturday, July 11, 2015) (Published Saturday, July 11, 2015)

    San Jose crews raided a homeless encampment early Saturday morning.

    Crews arrived at about 6 a.m. to clear out inhabitants' belongings.

    This move comes about seven months after the city cleared out "The Jungle," one of the United State's largest homeless camps. Unfortunately, many inhabitants, having no where else to go, relocated to a site near Story Road.

    Robert Aguirre, who considers himself the unofficial mayor of the encampment, says "people don't want to live in this kind of filth."

    "If you were here earlier, you would have seen that the trash was moved over to one area, away from everybody, with the hopes that the city would come and clean that up ... but they don't," he said.

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