Local Government

Community Swept By Denver Police Oct 21st

Community Swept By Denver Police Oct 21st

Around 5am on October 21st, 2016, cops showed up to “move along” a community of about 20 people who have been living on Broadway and Lawrence for the past couple months. This community has been looking after each other –…
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Class Action Lawsuit Hearing is TODAY Oct 12th!! Be there!!

TIME: 8:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016 PLACE: ALFRED A. ARRAJ, U.S. FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, 901 19th  ST. DENVER, CO 40294 Courtroom A 402. (20th and Champa) Food and Press Conference outside 8am — Hearing inside 9am Homeless people are going…
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Oregon’s racist past, is new again

On September 27, 2016, the City of Prineville unanimously passed an ordinance “Excluding Certain Persons from Public Property.” This ordinance (#1225) authorizes public service employees to ban anyone from public property who is violating a city, state or federal law,…
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City Sweeps “Away” at least 80 People Sleeping by River

On July 13th 2016 throughout the night and early morning at least 80 people who are homeless were displaced from their resting place, treated as criminals, many ticketed for simply existing, some had property taken, and all moved along to…
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Shooting of homeless man shows need for sincere change in SFPD

by Lisa Marie Alatorre, Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco – A shooting by police officers of a homeless man camping on Shotwell Street near 18th Street occurred in the Mission Thursday, April 7. On Friday, the Medical Examiner identified the…
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No Housing, No Treatment, but there sure are plenty of Laws!

In response to deep cuts to federal and state funding for affordable housing, California cities have enacted and enforced a wide range of local codes that target or disproportionately impact homeless people. These anti-homeless laws mimic vagrancy laws of past…