Police: Homeless minicamps on Speer Boulevard not breaking laws

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DENVER -- Overflowing grocery carts and wagons, sleeping bags and clothes in the trees. Homeless minicamps are springing up along Speer Boulevard in Denver.

People who call themselves "travelers” said it’s in part because of the crackdown on transients on the 16th Street Mall.

They said the Denver Police Department enforces the curfew law and makes them leave every night, but they come back every morning.

They said more homeless shelters won’t make a difference because they are living on the streets by choice. They also said the easy availability of marijuana and illegal drugs is another draw.

Police said the minicamps are not breaking any laws as long as they are not blocking sidewalks.