Washington DC votes to close Relisha Rudd’s shelter

I just found out that the Washington D.C. city council has voted to close the D.C. General Hospital homeless shelter Relisha Rudd lived in when she disappeared. About fracking time.

In her casefile I describe the shelter in this way: it was “filthy, chaotic, crime-ridden, infested with vermin and had no playground.” Oh, and it had a creepy janitor named Kahlil Tatum who really liked little girls.

Certainly there are those who are more responsible for Relisha Rudd’s disappearance than others, but what happened to her seems to have been so much a result of the problems with society at large. I swear they invented whole new cracks in the system for Relisha to fall through.

I would like to say I think the closing of that Dickensian shelter might prevent more Relisha cases from happening in the future, but I don’t have that kind of optimism.

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2 thoughts on “Washington DC votes to close Relisha Rudd’s shelter

  1. Katt December 7, 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Yeah, it only took them a year and half, who knows what happened in the meantime? And really, you have to “vote” on common sense? Great. Faith in whoever, right there.

    • Meaghan December 8, 2015 / 12:42 am

      And it will take two more years to actually phase out the shelter, construct replacements and relocate the residents. šŸ˜¦

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