Impact of homeless camps around Lake Merritt – March/April 2018

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Below are images showing the huge impact on our environment from homeless living around Lake Merritt.

Most everything you see debris-wise in Oakland, I find washed up on the beaches of Marin, Point Reyes Seashore and elsewhere.

If you’d like to educate yourself about one of the major causes of the opioid crisis depicted below in images, read the following articles:

Sackler Embraced Plan to Conceal OxyContin’s Strength From Doctors, Sealed Testimony Shows

Origins of an Epidemic: Purdue Pharma Knew Its Opioids Were Widely Abused

Investigation: The DEA slowed enforcement while the opioid epidemic grew out of control

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

Full Coverage: Oxycontin Investigation

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Children’s Fairyland across the way, not so fairy-like in foreground

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