Seattle to open 3 new homeless encampments

December 2, 2016 MJA 16

MNW: The City of Seattle announced Thursday that it will open three new city-approved homeless encampments that will host up to 210 people. “Today’s announcement recognizes our need to provide safe alternatives to the people living unsheltered on our streets as we work to implement [Read More]

Officer Helps Get Man New Wheelchair After Theft

June 16, 2016 MJA 2

“Nice things do happen,” the man said after police replaced his stolen chair. -NBC: Police Sgt. Donnie Webb was patrolling an intersection in Westminster on Tuesday when he saw a man lying on a sidewalk with clothes strewn around him. Concerned about his safety, the officer [Read More]

DOJ Declares There Is A Right to Sleep in the Streets

August 19, 2015 Dr. Tar 13

Claiming an 8th amendment right to sleep in public, because banning camping out in public space is “cruel and unusual punishment”, the Department of Justice has submitted a “Letter of Interest” in a case brought against Boise, Idaho for their sit/lie ordinance.    

That Takes Stones

August 10, 2015 Dr. Tar 12

The Mayor of Madison, Paul Soglin, has been trying different options to discourage the homeless from making downtown their permanent squatters camp.   Now he’s taking the “stones” from the Philosopher’s Grove.