Sunday, December 9, 2012

Public housing melee in Columbus, Ohio

The collapse of the housing market has led to increased demand for public housing.  Will recent incidents like this one in Ohio ( become more common as more people compete for limited government housing?

Columbus Police sprayed Mace on several people in a crowd that had gathered to sign up for a list to get subsidized housing at a northwest Columbus apartment complex.

Police said the crowd started to gather Friday night for the Saturday morning event at The Heritage apartment complex on Gatewood Road near Sunbury Road in northeast Columbus.
Authorities said that its highest number, the crowd reached 2,000 people. . . . . . According to police, a melee broke out when the manager of the complex started to set up for the event just before 7 a.m. Saturday morning.

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