Boston Notifies Mass. and Cass Residents Tents Will Be Removed Monday Morning

Northeastern University Professor Leo Beletsky, an expert in drug policy and public health, says “this could absolutely backfire.”

He says the ultimatum residents are facing is not a good idea, and fears many will just disperse around the city. Beletsky believes more preventative measures need to be taken to address affordable housing, mental health and substance abuse.