Sunday, March 30, 2008

"JAILS ARE NOT THE PLACE TO HIDE THE HOMELESS" -- "WHY ARE YOU ARRESTIN' HOMELESS PEOPLE?" -- post-katrina 2008 neworleans



"Why are you arrestin' homeless people?"


a HOMELESS man your planetary sister was speaking with who asked ALOUD these two questions. He wasn't seeking answers, he seemed to be in shock, trying to figure out how his homelessness - his poverty - made him a criminal...


"Jails," he says to me, "are not the place to hide the homeless."



"{The} City of New Orleans is working hard to criminalize homelessness and expects to pass a new ordinance in April to allow the arrest of homeless people who sleep on the street.

New Orleans homeless population has doubled since Katrina. Experts now estimate that 1 in 25 people in New Orleans is homeless, the highest rate in the nation."

usa today new orleans homeless rate story:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-03-16-neworleans-homeless-rate_N.htm



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