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Seattle suburb Renton is battling an emergency homeless shelter through its zoning code.
Rachel M. Cohen
Although the agency has vacant properties, public housing has been out of reach for nearly a decade for many who need it.
Many city residents who’ve served time for sexual crimes have families who want them back, but a 19-year-old law keeps them away.
The city is ramping up a cleanup program that activists fear will worsen the criminalization of homelessness.
Last week, the City Council reinstated a “no camping” ordinance meant to discourage people experiencing homelessness from sleeping on sidewalks and outside a shelter. Advocates say the city is criminalizing poverty.
Advocates and homeless people are suing Sacramento County over its treatment of homeless—and the city responded by filing a lawsuit against seven men for being a ‘public nuisance.‘
Dozens of reports about an indigent man in Bradenton, Florida, showed the cruel excesses of local news’s homelessness coverage.
Adam H. Johnson
For far too long, the press has leaned on wrong-headed tough-on-crime officials like the former NYPD commissioner when reporting on the criminal legal system.
In 2017, over 2,000 homeless people were arrested on charges including drinking in public and panhandling. That same year, roughly 1,400 people were arrested in Miami-Dade County for rape, murder, and robbery.
Josie and Clint talk with Sara Totonchi, the Executive Director of the Southern Center for Human Rights.
Josie Duffy Rice,
Supporters hope the passage of Prop C may herald a more compassionate—and effective—approach.
Melissa Gira Grant
A judge’s decision could end the practice of jailing people for soliciting money along streets and highways, but DA Spencer Merriweather has been slow to embrace the change.