#Project22 Lessons in Revolution – Homeless in San Jose, an Introduction, 2 : Statistics, Damn Lies, and Damn, Lives

with Jose Javier Lujano, Policy Analyst

Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo (f, t, i)

STATS

from the Mayor’s Office

5000

number of homeless in San Jose

the LARGEST homeless population in the United States of America

conservative estimate

700

lowside estimate

number of homeless veterans in San Jose

VETERANS!

people who killed and almost died for you

politicians and bureaucrats

who promised

to end homelessness by 2013

a promise you had no intention to keep

hiding in your beautiful billion-dollar building

when YOU could have

lain down your life

picked up their cross

had you practiced what you prate

had absolute power not corrupted you absolutely

orat least made you slightly deaf in one ear

0 per year

number of homeless persons San Jose

politicians and bureaucrats

are willing to commit to house

because they dont want to make any more promises they cant keep

(at least they have some ethics)

300

encampments that San Jose homeless built for themselves

1 day

time it takes to build a livable homeless encampment

 10 years

time it takes for local, state, and federal

politicians and bureaucrats

to build ONE housing site for 50 people

in 2016, of the 5000 homeless in San Jose, 3500 were -- are -- "unsheltered"

in 2016, of the 5000 homeless in San Jose, 3500 were — are — “unsheltered”

san jose homeless - first time, duration, 2016

1500 of San Jose's homeless people get zero benefits, mainly because they: have no permanent addresses, don't think they're eligible, or don't want government in their lives.

1500 of San Jose’s homeless people get zero benefits, mainly because they: have no permanent addresses, don’t think they’re eligible, or don’t want government in their lives.

… and now a break from stats, to look at …

LIVES

from the collection of the New Peoples Army

since San Jose has none

because how could you live one day in your palace

seeing these faces everyday?

https://www.facebook.com/User.LeoRomero/media_set?set=a.10153380252505405.1073741830.744915404&type=3
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