On Saturday, Feb. 4, McPherson Square made headlines once again after a police raid left the park gutted of its many tents, enforcing the park’s no-camping ban. The following morning, only the two library tents remained standing. The rest had been confiscated, crushed or abandoned.
Content categorized as Criminalization of Homelessness
In the years since the city of Raleigh started requiring panhandlers to obtain permits to beg, police have issued many hundreds of citations. But the… Read more »
A list of the homeless dead is by nature incomplete, steadily unfolding. The lives of the homeless are often cut two or three decades short… Read more »
In Indianapolis, police and social service agencies have begun working to get the city’s downtown homeless population off the streets in preparation for the Super… Read more »
An in-depth review of the ineffectiveness of criminalizing homelessness.
A July 13, 2009 report ranked the “Meanest Cities” in the United States, based on an analysis of measures enacted to burden those experiencing homelessness.
Reporting on Vancouver’s efforts to crack down on “street disorder” crimes such as illegal vending, bicycle riding on the sidewalk, jaywalking, and spitting.
Over the past several years, advocates and homeless shelter workers from around the country have received news reports of men, women and even children being harassed, kicked, set on fire, beaten to death, and even decapitated.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of home rule in the District of Columbia. Since 1975, D.C. has had its own mayor and city council and, of course, its own share of successes and problems.
Panhandlers in Chicago Win Class Action Lawsuit Chicago panhandlers can receive as much as $400 thanks to a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of… Read more »