Homeless individuals upset after Las Vegas park closes
Much of B Street is now lined with tarps and shopping carts ever since locks were placed on the gates of James Gay Park III.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The City of Las Vegas has decided to close a park in the central part of the Valley, after police said a woman was cut. Now, many of the homeless who spend their day there are locked out.
Much of B Street is now lined with tarps and shopping carts ever since locks were placed on the gates of James Gay Park III.
The city posted "park closed" signs after officers responded to reports of a homeless woman who had been cut. Police said she was not cooperative and refused treatment.
Many of people outside the gates said they believe they're being unfairly targeted because of one bad apple.
"They're punishing the many for the one, and there's no righteousness in that," said homeless man Larry King.
"They took away the shade during the hottest months of the year," said another homeless man named Fred.
Action News requested on camera interview with the City of Las Vegas but no one was available.
However, a city spokesperson said plans for the park's future should be clearer later this week.