Salt Lake City Police: Hundreds Of Homeless People Have Disappeared Into Thin Air

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Sale Lake City police disturbed by hundreds of homeless people disappearing into thin air

Police in Salt Lake City say they are mystified at the disappearance of almost the entire homeless community, consisting of hundreds of people

According to officials, the downtown emergency shelter that was once home to hundreds of homeless people, became completely deserted overnight. reports: Some people are blaming it on a recent law enforcement action, but police chief Mike Brown and others wonder where the people could have gone.

Brown had visited parks and the Jordan River where homeless camps previously existed, and Sergeant Brandon Shearer has been canvassing the region from helicopter but there is no trace of the people who’ve previously lived there. When asked what he thought had happened Shearer said, “I don’t know. That’s a good question.”

A few years ago, Utah claimed that it had won the war on homelessness. John Stewart ran a story called “The Homeless Homed,” but reports now indicate that the initial enthusiasm was overblown. Liberals say that the right-leaning Mormons in the state legislature are more prone to rely on non-profit groups rather than legislation to help homeless people.

However, many of the people who were on the street were there because of drug problems or mental illness. Some were just victims of a terrible lack of work under the Obama administration where unemployment rates didn’t reflect when people just stopped looking for jobs.

Although the city established a housing program that got some people off the streets, higher rents and steep regulations against small businesses have made finding work and keeping a roof over their head difficult for about 2,200 people in Salt Lake City.

The resulting residents had moved downtown where the chance of food and temporary shelter is available. However, the Road Home shelter, located in the now disused warehouse district, had been the scene of a number of violent crimes.

Police killed an attacker wielding a metal rod last year, and there were three killings this summer which prompted an attack against a homeless man. To curtail the crime, Utah filled the area with cops. Mike Brown dryly noted, “You throw 150 cops in there, it’s going to ruin the party,” referring to the $67 million public safety initiative.

Now, less than one month later, the homeless have vanished from downtown. During the operation, about 1,200 people were arrested on drug charges and officials promised to find treatment, housing, and work for the rest of the population. However, 900 of those arrested for drugs were back on the streets a short time later.

People are speculating that the homeless moved on to some other town. Some think all those people found jobs, and still others say that the people must have dispersed into residential neighborhoods.

Homeless woman Brema Jones told reporters at Pioneer Park that the police action wasn’t working. “It’s not helping druggies, not getting them into rehab. Everybody is spreading out,” she claimed.

Some of the drug users released from jail have been reported at the airport or living in empty fields west of Salt lake. Activists are blasting the Mayor and policy workers for the latest law enforcement action. Some say the only thing that happened was that the people were scattered.

Everyone in the city is anxious now that winter is approaching and only a few of those released have returned to the shelter. Zach Curry, who has been homeless for 10 years, said that the police action “cleaned up the place.”

Although liberal activists claim that the tactics were brutal, Curry explained that they were needed. “People were committing suicide on drugs left and right. It was getting a bad rep for Salt Lake City,” he said. He sees the police presence as a challenge, “but it’s got to be done. That’s what a lot of us think about it.”

The city has erected a 10 foot chain link fence around the shelter with flood lights. Leaders plan to open three more shelters like it in the area. For now, no one knows where the vast majority of the people went, but they are welcome to return, city officials said.


  1. Mars is reportedly a slave planet with earth supplying the slaves. Perhaps that explains the disappearance? Some reptilian ETS reportedly use humans for food, which is another unsavory possibility.

  2. They are here in LA. 30% of LA’s 40,000 homeless are from out of State. They come here for the winter months…and some never go back.

    • they also are in San Diego, CA. however we have a Hep A epidemic especially among the homeless. we have a serious homeless issue here. the homeless camps start fires but the fecal matter is how the health officials believe Hep A is being spread. over 600 homeless have died from this epide

      • Coincidence likely, couldn’t have been they were poisoned or intentionally infected, because the US would never do that…as if.

  3. Caused by global warming, homeless people first then unemployed, then low income, then middle class remember global warming is not a fool, it starts at the bottom and works up.

      • Try thinking outside of the box, you might get it, Never mind don’t want you to exert yourself, heres a hint, SATIRE!!!!!!!!

    • The deal is, according to the Georgia Guidestones, The New world Order does want to reduce the world wide population. Hence the reason for legal abortions, legal euthanasia, palliative termination, etc. Puerto Rico is apparently on the hit list as was New Orleans. A lot of help for Florida and Houston flood victims but little for the rest. Scary isn’t it? One never knows when their number will be drawn and for what reason they will have been chosen to exit this life.

  4. there was a significant/obvious homeless presence in Asheville nc until 18 months ago and now there is none. they’ve all been rounded up and bussed to FEMA camps where they have been euthanized and their organs harvested

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