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Homeless In Plain Sight: The Impact On Phoenix Businesses, Neighborhoods

December 11, 2019

– I think the missing component that we need to bring to the table more often are the businesses in an area. We can keep our homes as safe as possible, but if people are sleeping behind the businesses at night, then we know that they’re staying in the neighborhood, and in our alleys and breaking into our homes during the day. There are policies in place that business owners are not utilizing. You put your ‘No Trespassing’ signs out, the police department comes out and tells you where to put them, but some business owners find the ‘No Trespassing’ signs unsightly and hostile. So I’ve said to some of these business owners, well, being accosted and asked for money is very uncomfortable and I find this situation a little bit hostile also. – We’ve recognized that it’s an issue everywhere, and nobody is immune from it. What QuikTrip tries to do is obviously when we see something going on or we have a customer come inside and tell us, we politely try to explain people QuikTrip does not allow it. Some will listen, some won’t. And for those who don’t, unfortunately we have to call law enforcement. Nobody wants to talk about it, but if you think about it too, and this is a horrible thing to say, but it’s factual, even those who do panhandling, they understand the probability of statistics. And they will go to places where they can blend in and they have an opportunity to see if they can make money off a lot of different people.


  • Reply Sentimental Gurney January 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    188 miles away
    Sierra Vista Homeless Sheleter – Polygender Alliance
    4307 Desert Springs Trail, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
    Christopher David Monken, Geoffrey Monken, George N. Monken [email protected] Lisa Charmaine Monken, Rebbecca K. Monken, Vicki Monken

  • Reply peter ubides January 29, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Being Homeless is no joke !!!! Check out my story on You Tube "Pete's Story" …. encanto pointe.

  • Reply Jason Smith June 20, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Fucking losers I hate them

  • Reply Dale Rowan October 6, 2018 at 2:02 am

    I used to be homeless in Phoenix never asked anyone for help. I stayed at Cass Shelter.. But I found out takes a few to make people who panhandle and ask for money. Makes everyone else look bad. I noticed when you ride the light rail you got s Cass ID people look at you go to another train car. That's what hurts. You never know way things are today. Anyone could come homeless.

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