Another Democrat-controlled disaster. `Just like Pelosi’s area, Venice `beach has become ‘Hell on earth’

A homeless encampment in Venice Beach, Calif., on June 8, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
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A homeless encampment in Venice Beach, Calif., on June 8, 2021.

‘Inept and Corrupt Democrat Politicians’

The famed destination no longer circulates in headlines for its wacky tourist attractions or local eateries. Instead, the beach town has become known worldwide for its flourishing homeless encampments, burgeoning piles of filth, skyrocketing crime rate, and increasingly violent transients.Since the pandemic began, the boardwalk has become “like hell went to hell,” according to a resident. “It was bad [before], but it wasn’t like this,” he said.

For years, the colorful history of homeless dwellers has been an integral part of Venice Beach, with locals referring to them as “street people.” Business owners say, right outside businesses on the boardwalk, trash, needles, and tents can be seen in plain sight, piled up on top of each other.

They still get into fights with each other, he added. “I’ve seen people fighting, screaming, threatening [each other] with pipes and poles in the morning, and bringing them a pair of shoes at night and sharing their dinner, it’s weird,” he said.

Venice Beach Bar manager Luis Perez said previously, when the stay-at-home orders were declared last year, homeless people were bussed in from other cities and dropped off on the boardwalk. It was clear they didn’t fit in with the culture, he said. Most of them were addicts.

Now, attacks against visitors and other homeless people are regularly documented on social media by a local watchdog group, with new videos uploaded nearly every day.

In the meantime, the encampments are still growing—and impacting local businesses. Recently, another tent community appeared behind the Rose Café restaurant on nearby Rose Avenue, a few blocks from the beach. The encampment has barbecue pits, dressers, and motorbikes parked inside the tents.

Right outside businesses on the boardwalk, trash, needles, and tents can be seen in plain sight, piled up on top of each other.

Klaus Moeller is owner of the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream shop on the boardwalk. He has been dealing with problems caused by the homeless for over a year.

On June 5, Moeller filed a police report against a homeless person who attacked his manager.

“Woman hit a Hare Krishna monk, then threatened our customer. When our manager asked her to leave, she hit the manager in the face,” Moeller told The Epoch Times in an email.

The police did nothing. “Police refused to make an arrest and told us that an assault apparently now is considered a misdemeanor,” he said.

Moeller said he doesn’t blame the police, as current “catch and release” policies “make any arrest a waste of time for them.”

“I blame the inept and corrupt politicians,” he said. Pelosi, Ted Lieu do nothing as do local officials. Their Limo’s sail past without a care in the world or a second look.

Moeller said that only a day earlier, a beloved local security guard at a nearby skate shop “was hit over the head with a bottle and then repeatedly stabbed by a homeless guy in their parking lot.”

Moeller said he has reached out repeatedly to Bonin, the local representative. But his attempts at communication have failed.

“I have tried for a year now to have Mr. Bonin speak with me but emails are not answered. Our very own councilman, whose salary is paid with our taxes; refuses to even talk to us or acknowledge that there is a problem,” Moeller said. However, Bonin released a series of tweets defending his housing policies.

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