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Oklahoma City development leads to homeless migration

 

August 5, 2018



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — "Is anybody home?"

Sgt. Felix Valadez wiggles the poles of a tent, waiting for a sign someone is inside.

When one tent is empty, he walks 10 feet to the next.

"Police department, let me talk to you for a second."

Muffled voices come from inside and eventually the zipper opens. A man emerges and has a brief conversation with Valadez about what he's doing there, assuring Valadez they'll clean up the trash, asking if the officer knows he has a new girlfriend.

The man replies with "yes sir" and "no sir" as Valadez tells him the area, behind a steel beam storage build...



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