L.A. Homeless Scourge Continues as Olympic Silver Medalist Is Brutally Attacked – Opinion

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Los Angeles continues to be plagued by crime and the people who commit it. Recently, an Olympic silver volleyball player was attacked and nearly lost one eye.

Starting at The Daily Mail U.K.

A homeless man with a pole of metal attacked an Olympic silver medalist.

Kim Glass (6ft 3in) shared pictures of her red nose after she was randomly jumped in Los Angeles.

According to the 37-year old, the thug had been acting oddly and then ran up to her and beat her face.

L.A.’s homelessness situation is becoming increasingly out of control. Each park, every underpass and each residential area is overrun by open-air drug usage, sexual acts, and the most severe forms of degradation. The problem is worsened by Eric Garcetti, who was elected to fix it. According to Alex Villanueva, Los Angeles County Sheriff, the 2020 COVID pandemic contributed to an increase in already high numbers.

HUD waived the count requirement in 2021 due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. The agency’s latest count began in February 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on homelessness, both in the city of Los Angeles and throughout the county have yet to be fully realized, but LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says LA can expect that number to be much higher.

“That 67(,000) number is low,” he said. “It’s closer to probably 83,000 because… it was rising by 14% per year like clockwork. It stopped counting after 2020. So today, presume it’s way north of 80,000.”

The unmitigated disaster of Project Roomkey/Homekey is that it commandeers hotels in order to shelter the homeless. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved funding to address homelessness for 2022-23 fiscal years of $532,613,000. L.A. City Council approved $11 Billion In homelessness spending in 2020-21 budget year. However, homelessness is on the rise with 5 homeless people per day being killed in the street, most of them from drug overdoses.

Many others also commit crimes, sometimes fatally, like Brianna Kufer, a UCLA student, who was attacked and stabbed while she worked in January.

Kim Glass was very fortunate to be able to avoid that fate.

The Sports Illustrated model and star of the US women’s volleyball team said the attacker looked at her ‘with some pretty hateful eyes.’

Glass claimed that she was going to call her friend and tell him she believed there might be something wrong.

She continued: ‘Before I knew it, a big metal bolt, like a pipe, hit me… it happened so fast. He literally flung it from the street.’

Glass stated that although she had to have stitches after the procedure, it was fine and there wouldn’t be any permanent vision damage.

In an update on her Instagram story on Sunday, Glass said that she was ‘overwhelmed with all of the loving supportive messages’ that she received.

She added: ‘This all could have been so much worse. So I’m grateful right now.

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