"Over 40 people delayed the sweeping of a South Dallas homeless encampment on Friday morning, blocking off the camp with their bodies and cars. Some were armed with rifles."
"We are abolitionists fighting for the rights of unhoused people through mutual aid and direct action."
“Though Mr. Stinnett was simply waiting for his train, he was caught up in RTD and Allied’s systematic campaign to target the homeless and communities of color for increased scrutiny and harassment,”
Singling Out Crime 'Suspects' As Homeless Is A Media Double Standard That Unjustly Penalizes The Poor - The Appeal
"Leading with housing status for homeless people is a common trope in the news reporting business and one in urgent need of re-examining. In many cases, it is used as a rhetorical device to depict people experiencing homelessness as a threat to public safety, a common right-wing canard used to justify virulently anti-homeless policies and harsh policing of people perceived to be poor."
(If this sounds like an episode of Citations Needed, it is written by Adam Johnson)
Councilman Kevin Flynn with the requisite call to harass homeless people for "health and safety" reasons.
Boulder Daily Camera editors against the camping ban.
This short [12:54] Vice doc from the end of 2015 is a look at the criminalization of homelessness, and the second half is an expose of Robert Marbut's grift of selling his anti-homeless consulting services to municipalities and business improvement districts.
Witnesses say police are collecting and destroying belongings on "Methadone Mile."
An episode of the ACLU's podcast about the criminalization of homelessness.
Folks from Denver Homeless Out Loud talk about the criminalization of homelessness on the Brew Theology podcast.
Obituary: He spent years fighting for the right to feed the homeless. Arnold Abbott dies at 94 | Miami Herald
On how BIDs push for the criminalization of homelessness using Denver's urban camping ban and Downtown Denver Partnership as its primary example.
For a book-length treatment of this and similar issues, I recommend Randall Amster's Lost In Space: The Criminalization, Globalization, and Urban Ecology of Homelessness (2008) which examines the role BIDs play in criminalizing homelessness using the struggles over the sit-lie ordinances in Tempe, AZ, as a case study.
Throw all daleks in fountains!
"It is those same government-funded charities that push the narrative that “kindness kills” as they tout for your donations. Do not believe them. Apathy and austerity kill. Your kindness saves lives."
A local news account of the eviction of the young Housing and Dignity Village in Oakland. (https://thevillageinoakland.org)
More details reported in this Twitter thread:
An investigation into the practices of private security at Denver's Union Station and 16th Street Mall after four guards beat a homeless man in the bathroom and then tried to cover it up.
An audio version read by the journalist is available: https://soundcloud.com/user-11498782/on-guard
'It's ours now' - Homeless people take over Bristol city centre park and padlock gates shut - Bristol Live
“I took one of the homeless guys I know aside in the town centre when I saw him and asked what was going on in St James’s Park and he said ‘We’ve taken it over, it’s ours now, we’ve got it for the people’,” he added.
Jailed for charging a phone: Under Boulder law, theft of electricity can land citizens in court - Boulder Daily Camera
Boulder police keep citing homeless people for charging their phones, but District Attorney Michael Dougherty refuses to prosecute the cases.