Opinion

Roberts: Another year of senseless deaths

By | Aug 26, 2019

Marcus. Christina. José. You may never have heard of these individuals before but they matter. Their lives matter. And the way they died matters. They deserve better, as do the over 6,000 homeless individuals on the streets of San Jose.

And these deaths extend far beyond San Jose. From 2011 to 2017, the number of people who died on the streets of Santa Clara County increased by 164%. In 2016,132 people perished on Santa Clara County streets.

In Sacramento County, 127 people died on the streets in 2017. The following year, in 2018, an unbelievable 918 people perished on Los Angeles County streets.

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