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Bloomberg’s ‘No one’s sleeping on the streets’ Remark Draws Ire


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s offhand comment at in a press conference on Tuesday that “nobody’s sleeping on the streets” has drawn ire from homeless advocacy groups.

Bloomberg was responding to a question about allegations that families are being turned away from shelters despite freezing temperatures.

The Mayor explained that the city’s goal is to ensure those who need services get them, and those who don’t do not drain resources. The offending comment came at the end of his reply.

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