Warning: this is graphic and tragic.
But the story must be told.
Welcome to Katie Hobb’s Arizona, which looks a lot like Joe Biden’s America.
There is no easy way to say this, but in Katie Hobb’s Arizona, a man in “The Zone” which is a homeless camp and total disaster zone….a man was placed in a dumpster and burned alive.
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Barbaric and sick.
Take a look:
About a mile away from the Capital is a homeless encampment called "The Zone."
Tuesday, a man was placed in a dumpster there & burned alive. The residents of The Zone heard his moans but feared reprisal if they intervened
Welcome to @katiehobbs' Arizonahttps://t.co/PHBg7xEca7
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) March 24, 2023
I can’t even imagine.
This is “The Zone”:
“The Zone,” the sprawling encampment of over 1,000 homeless in Phoenix is a disgrace to Arizona. Lawless, drugs, and no safety.
— Dr. Andrew Jackson (@DrAndrewJackson) March 10, 2023
How charming to give it a name like “The Zone”.
First Responders won’t even go there:
First responders won't even go into The Zone half of the time because it's so dangerous. Buying sandwiches doesn't fix this very unsafe, very tragic situation. https://t.co/bMDkXfEtoP
— Arizona Free Enterprise Club (@azfec) March 23, 2023
What do the Liberals think is the solution?
To buy them a sandwich.
@MayorGallego It's your job. Your responsibility.
Secretary Of State After Latest Homeless Death In The Zone: ‘Not Great,’ ‘Go Buy A Sandwich https://t.co/kqIUH0kvHV
— A much better Prez than the Big Guy, arizona mommy (@azwthrnerdgal) March 24, 2023
From AZ Free News:
Secretary of State Adrian Fontes weighed in after the latest tragedy to hit The Zone, a dead man burned in a dumpster, by calling the area “not great” and recommending his favorite lunch order from a local sandwich shop.
“I had lunch at the Old Station today with a couple people from the office. Things are not great nearby, but the restaurant itself was pretty good,” said Fontes. “#6 Double meat. Diet Coke. Chips. Give them some love. Go buy a sandwich!”
The homeless encampment, nicknamed “The Zone,” covers an area spanning several miles in downtown Phoenix that has made headlines nationwide over the past year.
The sandwich shop, Old Station, resides in the heart of The Zone. Fontes retweeted an interview snippet from “The Gaydos and Chad Show” featuring the shop owner, Joe Faillace, discussing the dire state of the community due to the ongoing homeless crisis. Hours before Fontes sent that tweet, and likely around the same time Fontes was eating his sandwich, first responders were handling the latest dead body to be discovered in The Zone — a man thrown into a dumpster and burned.
The business owner whose property abutted the dumpster, Angie Ojile, told AZ Free News that she doesn’t know why the city or county isn’t taking a different approach with The Zone, considering the daily patterns of crime and death.
“It’s hard to imagine: a man found in this dumpster, burned,” said Ojile. “It’s like — are we invisible? They say they care, but what I see is indifference.”
Where a memorial may have been laid for the life lost, the city brought another dumpster instead. Ojile said that the residents almost mistook it for the same dumpster where the man was found.
“Instead of any kind of memorial — being that there was a burned body thrown in there — the city’s display of compassion is to replace it with another beat up, burnt-out dumpster with similar graffiti that most swear was the same. I can’t imagine that it was,” said Ojile.
As AZ Free News reported earlier this month, The Zone has become so overridden with crime that residents and business owners say that their calls to police go unanswered or unheeded. The Zone lies only around three blocks from the Phoenix Police Department headquarters: just over half a mile.
In the last year, there were over 700 homeless deaths in The Zone. One of those deaths was that of a premature baby, approximately 20 to 24 weeks old, whose remains were discovered burned by a dumpster just weeks before Thanksgiving. Several locals told AZ Free News they believed that the dumpster from that tragedy was the same one in which this most recent death occurred. Whether they were the same dumpster is unclear.
“If they put a memorial up for every person that’s died in The Zone, it would look more like a graveyard than an industrial and residential district,” said Ojile.
Here’s what it looks like:
https://t.co/sKW4TYfmCz Life A Daily Struggle for Arizona’s Homeless Seniors Living In ‘The Zone’
Life A Daily Struggle for Arizona’s Ho… # pic.twitter.com/yOUxJRxEcx
— American Warrior (@Th0rKnight) September 20, 2022
And from Arizona Daily:
Phoenix homicide detectives are seeking information about another deadly incident that occurred this week in Phoenix’s homeless encampment called “The Zone.”
On March 21, a man was burned alive after at least two suspects placed his body in a dumpster and lit him on fire. According to sources, his moans could be heard by homeless individuals who occupy “The Zone,” but fear of reprisal stopped any attempts to intervene.
On Wednesday, March 22, Phoenix officers responded to a shooting call at about 8:11 p.m. When officers got to the scene, they contacted the 911 caller who had obvious injuries to his head. The man told officers he was hit in the head with a gun by an unknown male. The victim also reported that his female friend was shot by the same person that attacked him. Officers checking the area of 800 West Madison Street located the female victim suffering from gunshot wounds.
Officers provided medical aid until Phoenix Fire arrived to take her to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.
The suspect remains outstanding.
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