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  • Fire engulfs Philippine slum, thousands homeless

    02/08/2017 4:37:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 8, 2017 | Agence France-Press
    As many as 15,000 people are homeless after a huge fire engulfed an overcrowded slum in Manila, destroying thousands of homes and sending residents fleeing with their few possessions. The inferno started in a sprawling slum near the port late Tuesday and raged for about 10 hours, as hundreds of firefighters from across the Philippine capital hauled their hoses across rickety, tin roofs to reach the flames. As the blaze whipped across the squalid area, sending a huge plume of smoke billowing into the night sky, residents ran for their lives carrying refrigerators, religious icons and other valuables. Others, desperate...
  • Am I the only one to notice (Homeless and drugs)

    02/02/2017 3:30:09 PM PST · by rey · 39 replies
    2 Feb 2017
    Am I the only one to notice this? I had an appointment canceled so I was in a local sports bar. I noticed the homeless guy who had replaced the previous homeless guy on the street corner with a sign. I always joked that it must be an union job as they seem to have limited hours and worked shifts. A few stop and give him change. Eventually, a young woman approaches and gives him a wad of money larger than a coffee mug. He passes her a bag. They talk a little. She leaves. He panhandles another few minutes...
  • WUt? DC mayor wants to kick out the homeless, but defend illegal aliens

    01/16/2017 6:46:06 AM PST · by 198ml · 31 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/16/17 | Carly Hoilman
    In September, D.C.’s Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced the Homeless Services Modernization Amendment Act, in order to update and improve the 2005 Homeless Services Reform Act. The proposed legislation would now require homeless individuals seeking shelter to provide proof of residency, to ensure that District residents receive priority. Ironically, the city has taken the exact opposite approach to the issue of illegal immigration. Mayor Bowser announced this week that she has pledged $500,000 in taxpayer money for a grant program to help illegal-immigrant residents in deportation proceedings, among other services. Interestingly enough, there seems to be no requirements for such...
  • Homeless man, 23, 'hacked another vagrant with a machete, stomped on his head then.......

    01/09/2017 12:08:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 9, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Homeless man, 23, 'hacked another vagrant with a machete, stomped on his head then threw him into frigid river in snowball fight gone wrong' A homeless man from West Virginia has been charged in a brutal machete attack on another vagrant man, who was then hurled into a ice-cold river. The violent altercation occurred Sunday morning in the Kanawha City section of Charleston. Charleston police Lt. Steve Cooper says 23-year-old Brandon Thompson was charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding. According to Cooper, the victim, identified as 19-year-old Brandon Robinson, hasn't been located as of Monday morning and...
  • SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS

    12/23/2016 11:05:49 AM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer ^ | 12.22.16 | U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand
    SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 38 UPSTATE NEW YORK COUNTIES WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $60 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR 38 UPSTATE NEW YORK COUNTIES WORKING TO END HOMELESSNESS  Funding Will Be Used to Help Non-Profits, Local Governments Relocate Homeless Individuals & Families, Promote Self-Sufficiency Programs U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $60,177,796 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 38 counties across Upstate NY that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD’s Continuum of...
  • San Fran Billionaire Luanches Plan To House Homeless In Shipping Containers

    12/22/2016 9:20:24 AM PST · by Perseverando · 49 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | December 21, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Last year we noted, via the Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, that rents in San Francisco and surrounding areas had grown so out of control that even Ivy Leaguers, like 31 year old Luke Iseman of The Wharton School, were having a hard time making ends meet. After growing tired of renting a run down, tiny apartment for $4,200 per month, Iseman decided to take a novel approach to housing. So he rented out a warehouse space and filled it with 11 steel shipping containers that he now rents out as makeshift apartments for $1,000 per month. We learn more from Bloomberg:...
  • The Tent Cities of San Francisco

    12/18/2016 12:22:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 17, 2016 | DANIEL DUANE
    California may be the new capital of American liberalism, but everybody who likes the sound of that ought to consider the fate of three recent San Francisco ballot initiatives. The first, Proposition Q, aimed to eliminate homeless people’s unsightly tent camps by banning sidewalk tents and empowering the police to confiscate them with 24 hours notice so long as occupants were offered beds in shelters. San Francisco has only 1,203 emergency adult shelter beds, for a homeless population of 6,700, but a second initiative, Proposition J, promised to ease that shortfall by earmarking $50 million a year from a small...
  • Police Respond After Taking Blankets From Homeless

    12/16/2016 5:22:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | December 15, 2016 | staff
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver Police Department is defending officers who were caught on video taking blankets and tents from homeless people when temperatures dropped to below freezing overnight. The American Civil Liberties Union posted video on Facebook that shows Denver police officers confiscating blankets from people who were camped out in 20 degree weather. VIDEO ON LINK
  • Trump Hasn't Said Much About Homelessness—and That's Making a Lot of People Nervous

    12/08/2016 2:07:09 PM PST · by C19fan · 124 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | December 8, 2016 | Edwin Ross
    For all of his focus on industrial workers in the Rust Belt and his dire warnings about America's inner cities, President-elect Donald Trump hasn't had much to say about his plans for those in the deepest levels of poverty—including America's homeless. And that—along with his recent choice of Ben Carson as Housing and Urban Development secretary—is making advocates across the country worried.
  • Seinfeld's Soup Man Donating Hundreds of Meals to US Soup Kitchens

    12/07/2016 8:15:23 AM PST · by Gamecock · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/4/2016
    Actor Larry Thomas, best known for his portrayal of real-life soup connoisseur Al Yeganeh, in the 1995 'Seinfeld' episode 'The Soup Nazi', stopped by Fox & Friends to discuss what he is doing to help the homeless this holiday, and to make some soup. Thomas said he teamed up with Yeganeh's company, "The Original Soup Man", to provide hundreds of boxes of his soup to a soup kitchens across the United States.
  • New York City to pay residents who house their homeless

    12/02/2016 12:14:43 PM PST · by shoff · 29 replies
    Daily mail ^ | 12/02/2016 | liam Quinn
    New York City to pay friends and families of homeless people to help them People who take in homeless people can receive up to $1,800 each month The plan is part of the city's new 'Home for the Holidays' program Department of Social Services says it will save the city money on shelters
  • Hundreds of mourners attend funeral for homeless veteran

    11/29/2016 5:28:40 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | November 29, 2016 7:11 pm | AP
    Diane Reiman, sister of Vietnam veteran Stephen Carl Reiman, is given the casket flag from her brother's coffin during his funeral on Tuesday morning at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville. Stephen Carl Reiman, who served in the Navy during the Vietnam war, died on Nov. 17, in Casper. He suffered from PTSD and was homeless before he was discovered in a hotel room in Sheridan with only a few belongings, including some Bruce Springsteen CDs and his autobiography. Reiman appeared to have no family until his sister was finally located. EVANSVILLE, Wyo. (AP) — Hundreds of people...
  • Costs to Shelter Homeless Grow, D.C. Mayor Wants Non-City Residents Out

    11/29/2016 11:45:12 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 41 replies
    WMAL radio Washington D.C. FM 105.9 ^ | 29 November 2016 | Steve Burns for WMAL radio
    As Costs to Shelter Homeless Grow, D.C. Mayor Wants Non-City Residents Out Posted on November 29, 2016 Steve Burns WMAL.com WASHINGTON – (WMAL) As costs continue soaring to house the District’s homeless population, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Tuesday said the District should put an end to housing non-District residents in the city’s homeless shelters. “If we are serving everybody else’s residents, we can’t serve our own,” Bowser said during a Mayor-Council breakfast Tuesday morning. “We have an obligation to serve our residents, but we cannot serve the entire region.” City officials say costs are expanding rapidly as the homeless population...
  • Bureaucrats Order Destruction of Food Bound for Homeless Shelter [semi-satire]

    11/27/2016 9:15:58 AM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    The attempt by Kookers Kare to donate 4,000 lbs. of leftovers from the American Royal’s World Series of Barbecue to a local nonprofit organization called Hope City was thwarted by the Kansas City Health Department. The food donation has traditionally fed thousands of homeless persons in Kansas City for decades without complaint or incident. This time, however, the donated food was ordered destroyed by the Kansas City Health Department. “All of that food was uninspected, so that makes it from an unapproved source, it cannot be served to the public,” Operations Manager Joe Williamson said. “It doesn’t matter that both...
  • Vanity - all of a sudden - people are poor and homeless again.

    11/17/2016 8:34:06 PM PST · by shineon · 43 replies
    After 8 years of prosperity. All of a sudden we are all poor and homeless again.
  • Report: Cities passing more laws making homelessness a crime

    11/15/2016 3:14:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 5:47 PM EST | Cathy Bussewitz and Colleen Slevin
    Cities across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public areas and panhandling, despite efforts by the federal government to discourage such laws amid a shortage in affordable housing, a new report said. Denver, which ordered about 150 homeless people living on sidewalks to clear out their belongings Tuesday, was among four cities criticized for policies criminalizing homelessness in a report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, an advocacy group aiming to prevent people from losing their homes. The other cities listed in its “hall of shame” are in Hawaii, Texas and...
  • Seattle's homeless crisis Episode 16: county protest ends with a riot and return to indoor shelters

    11/09/2016 2:07:19 PM PST · by mainestategop · 7 replies
      The protest of Share/wheel at the County Administration building has ended... The squeaky wheel gets the grease. A week ago, The Seattle city council and the King county Administration has caved in to the demands of the largest bum mafia in America. Of course we all know they were in on it the whole time! I mean they want any excuse they can get to raise taxes and increase the size of government!!! The government has agreed to give in to share's demands for funding and has awarded them $428,000 in funding. In addition they will be teaming...
  • Los Angeles poised to spend billions on two vexing problems: Traffic and homelessness

    11/09/2016 7:54:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    LAT ^ | 11/9/16 | Doug Smith, Rong-Gong Lin II and Laura J.
    Los Angeles voters appeared to take decisive action on two of the region’s most vexing issues — traffic and homelessness — backing two ballot measures that would funnel billions of dollars to ease both problems. While final ballots still were being counted, returns show voters approved both measures by the needed two-thirds majority, though officials say it could take days for the tallies to be finalized. If approved, Los Angeles would begin two expensive experiments: Building many new rail lines in an effort to get commuters out of their cars and creating new permanent housing for the homeless. There is...
  • FREE SMOKES (LOS ANGELES)

    11/04/2016 5:34:14 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    FREE SMOKES (LOS ANGELES) WE WILL MEET YOU AT YOUR LOCAL POLLING PLACE. STRONGER TOGETHER do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers
  • Update: Homeless Woman Who Was Guarding Trump Hollywood Star Is Found – Trump Camp Notified

    Last Wednesday a violent leftist smashed Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The criminal used a sledgehammer to destroy Donald’s star. So later in the day this homeless woman sat near the star to protect it. homeless-man-star-hollywood-trump The woman was holding a sign that reads, “20 Million Illegals and Americans Sleep on the Streets in Tents. Vote Trump.” The poor homeless woman was later assaulted by cruel leftist thugs. Her name is Denise Scott
  • Woman sought in dust-up at Donald Trump's Hollywood star

    10/30/2016 12:54:24 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    Los Angeles police are looking for a Donald Trump supporter who was harassed and fell to the ground as she apparently protected the presidential candidate's Hollywood Walk of Fame star.
  • Breaking: Homeless Woman Attacked By Hillary Supporters Found! Team Trump On The Way!

    10/29/2016 7:50:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 51 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | 10/29/2016
    Her name is Denise Scott. She was attacked by Hillary supporters Friday while guarding Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of fame. Thousands helped scour the city for her after Donald Trump's attorney ask for help finding her. She seems to be doing OK and Trump's team is on their way to help her. "The police arrest him today. She is being helped. Enough said," said Michael Delauzon, who posted a photograph of her. "Mr Trump is already helping her. His attorney is coordinating everything. She will be very happy."
  • Homeless getting one-way bus tickets to Austin

    10/29/2016 11:06:05 AM PDT · by bgill · 76 replies
    keyetv.com ^ | Oct. 28, 2916 | Nadia Galindo|
    We called First Amarillo Church, the pastor confirmed they purchased an $85 one-way bus ticket for Quinonez back in August. Just one of two tickets to Austin purchased that month. He told us buying one-way tickets for the homeless is a common practice for churches. Last fiscal year, First Amarillo bought 1,200 one-way bus tickets. The money mostly spent to send homeless people to bigger cities that provide more resources for the homeless, like Austin. “I know Austin is pretty open and friendly and accepting"
  • BREAKING: Donald Trump Attorney Looking for Homeless Woman Beaten By Hillary Clinton [TR]

    10/28/2016 7:21:06 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 89 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 28 OCTOBER 2016 | KRISTINN TAYLOR
    The attorney for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is looking for the homeless Black woman seen on video being attacked by a mob of Hillary Clinton supporters as she protected Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after it was sledgehammered by a Clinton supporter earlier this week.
  • VIDEO: Intolerant left attacks homeless woman guarding Trump's Hollywood star

    10/28/2016 4:30:10 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 19 replies
    This is so scary to me.
  • Homeless defender of Trump star assaulted

    10/28/2016 4:30:52 PM PDT · by FreedomFight16 · 28 replies
    Poor woman assaulted as she supports Trump
  • Hollywood - Mexy Leftists Beat Up Homeless Trump Star Guardian..! (video

    10/28/2016 4:45:49 PM PDT · by gaijin · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 28, 2016 | vidMaker
    Huge overweight Mexicans swear, assault her, tear her signs up, push her over, swear like crazy.. ALL ON VIDEO..! What IDIOTS, wow..! This is a GIFT TO OUR SIDE..!
  • VIDEO=> Homeless TRUMP Supporter Guards Donald Trump’s Star on Hollywood Blvd. From Violent Leftists

    10/27/2016 8:31:49 PM PDT · by boycott · 59 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10*-27-2016 | Jim Hoft
    AMAZING! A homeless TRUMP SUPPORTER guarded Donald Trump’s star on Hollywood Boulevard from violent Hillary supporters.
  • Homeless Trump Supporter Guards His Hollywood Star from Leftists

    Homeless Trump Supporter Guards His Hollywood Star from Leftists https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnCEnWxoHas
  • Seattle's Homeless crisis 15: Scott Morrow pulls an Arafat and walks out

    10/27/2016 11:09:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Maurice Newhope
    An update from councilman Burgess on the incredibly ridiculous sit outs in Seattle they've been having at the administration building. Burgess explained to me that the city council decided to give Scott Morrow what he wanted and then some! It was a dream come true that seemed too good to be true yet was true! The King County human services decided to give Share nearly four-hundred thousand in funds with few strings attached, more than enough to keep the shelter open. In addition, the council promised further funding to SHARE/WHEEL to last longer. There were few strings attached, one of...
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 13: A bum from Share testifies (VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED)

    10/14/2016 6:42:15 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 10 replies
    Well its been awhile since I reported on the mayhem in Seattle being caused by Democrats and by an organization called SHARE/WHEEL, this organization is really a cross between the mafia, the SEIU and occupy wall street. The comparisons are obvious yes but surprisingly this is not known well to people outside of the pacific Northwest. In fact I didn't even hear about it until I learned from Steve Ferrell AKA Seataclibertarian my business associate who lives there about Share's existence. Share wheel runs homeless shelters inside churches run mainly from taxpayer funds, despite having a supposed "zero tolerance" policy...
  • Artful Veteran Affairs

    10/10/2016 10:41:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/10/16 | Joanna Rosamund
    We’ve got to stop using veterans as political pawns Department of Veteran Affairs has for its mission statement: To fulfill President Lincoln´s promise: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America´s Veterans. Naturally, funds are needed to serve the purpose, but how come it is that the VA goes on an art shopping spree while our Veterans’ life span is dramatically reduced by inhuman living conditions and lack of medical care? While the department worries about overpayments to ex-soldiers and...
  • Camping in the end zone: How Seattle's homeless crisis is spilling onto playfields

    10/03/2016 3:31:56 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    KIRO7 ^ | 9-30-16 | Gary Horcher
    Coaches say if a proposed Seattle homeless ordinance passes, it would make their current problem far worse. "We would be at risk of losing all of this," said Whitney. "If there were wide open rules, I could show up and there could be thirty tents out here. What do you do with twenty-eight little eight and nine-year-old kids who just want to play sports?" According to the proposal, only encampments that pose "an imminent and likely public health or safety harm" could be considered a hazard and cleared within 48 hours. Even in those cases, campers in city parks would...
  • Sacramento police tried to run over man before shooting him, recordings reveal

    10/01/2016 7:10:03 AM PDT · by Mariner · 33 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | September 30th, 2016 | By Anita Chabria and Phillip Reese
    Two Sacramento police officers attempted to run over a mentally ill homeless man with their car less than 35 seconds before they shot and killed him, according to recordings released by police this month. One of the officers says “f--- this guy” in the frantic final minute before they shot Joseph Mann on Del Paso Boulevard. Moments later, the driver says, “I’m going to hit him.” “OK. Go for it. Go for it,” his partner responds. During that sequence, the officers gunned their vehicle toward Mann, backed up, turned and then drove toward him again, based on dashcam video released...
  • PROBLEMATIC: Hillary Clinton Insults Homeless People on ‘The Tonight Show’

    09/21/2016 7:06:56 AM PDT · by oblomov · 64 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 20 Sep 2016 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton made a very problematic and insultingly “othering” joke about homeless on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The host handed his guest a brown paper bag full of props to set up his jokes, and Clinton observed that the bag was “pretty beat up” and “looks like a homeless person’s.” No. She. Didn’t. [VIDEO AT LINK] Social media users were not impressed with multimillionaire (and multiple home-owner) Hillary Clinton’s condescending attitude toward real estate-challenged Americans. Sarmo @jordansarmo It's like a homeless persons bag? Wow... Go home Hillary #NeverHillary https://twitter.com/roark__/status/778241472739024896 … 10:52 AM - 20 Sep 2016
  • Tent Cities Full Of Homeless People Are Booming In Cities All Over America As Poverty Spikes

    09/12/2016 11:05:04 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 56 replies
    Just like during the last economic crisis, homeless encampments are popping up all over the nation as poverty grows at a very alarming rate. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than half a million people are homeless in America right now, but that figure is increasing by the day. And it isn’t just adults that we are talking about. It has been reported that that the number of homeless children in this country has risen by 60 percent since the last recession, and Poverty USA says that a total of 1.6 million children slept either in...
  • De Blasio has somehow made the homeless problem worse

    08/30/2016 11:10:06 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | Michael Goodwin
    <p>Early in de Blasio’s stint, the rise in public vagrancy was a flashpoint, with many residents and visitors complaining about being harassed and attacked. Asked why they slept in the streets or parks instead of going to shelters, street people usually answered that the shelters were crowded and dangerous.</p>
  • Seattle could open housing for homeless where it’s OK to use heroin

    08/24/2016 6:50:38 AM PDT · by Al Gore Vidal · 17 replies
    The Heroin Task Force formed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine has endorsed opening safe-consumption sites for addicts, which would be a first in the U.S. But some say getting homeless addicts off the streets requires an even bolder move.
  • ‘I wasn’t crazy.’ A homeless woman’s long war to prove the feds owe her $100,000.

    08/22/2016 4:37:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 22 Aug 2016 | Petula Dvorak
    If you’ve spent any time in downtown D.C., you’ve likely seen 80-year-old Wanda Witter. Shock white hair, a determined, unsmiling set to her mouth, jeans. She may have asked you for some change and probably didn’t smile if you gave her some. This month you may have also been taken aback by the black eye and stitches across her face. For years, Witter bedded down for the night at 13th and G streets in Northwest Washington, on the cement in her blue sleeping bag, pulled up tight to keep the rats and cockroaches out. Her tower of three suitcases was...
  • Fed. Mandate: Homeless Shelters Must Admit Transgenders Despite Risks

    08/18/2016 11:00:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 16, 2016 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Ahh, how to begin a story about “transgender accommodations” and the government? Well, one could simply look at the issue of “transgender accommodations” as a political economist, and see that the conflict over new rules and laws teaches us something incredibly important about the nature of politics. Let’s take two breaking news items as examples. First, on Aug. 15, Dominic Holden of BuzzFeed reported that the federal General Services Administration (GSA) will post new rules this week commanding 9,200 properties run by the federal government to open their bathrooms to folks according to their “gender identities.” GSA spokesperson Ashley Nash-Hahn told BuzzFeed: This includes all kinds...
  • Homeowner accused of running illegal homeless shelter

    08/18/2016 8:14:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    The State ^ | 8/18/2016 | AP
    A North Charleston homeowner is facing charges after officials say he was operating an illegal homeless shelter at the property. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports North Charleston officials say 51-year-old Cyrus Kamini was charged Monday with operating a business without a license, operating an unsafe dwelling and not having permits for work done on the site. Officials boarded up the 1,500-square-foot home owned by Kamini that was divided into as many as eight units.
  • Special Report: Nearly 4,000 students homeless as Boston crisis deepens

    08/15/2016 4:42:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | August 15, 2016 | Kathleen McKiernan
    After a three-day stint in Lynn, the family moved on to the emergency room of Boston Children’s Hospital, where they tried to blend in among the waiting patients and hospital staff. “We went to go sleep at Boston Children’s Hospital,” Nicole said. “It was so embarrassing.” “We sat down in the emergency room and didn’t say anything. I told my mom I felt embarrassed,” Jose said. “My mom went to the receptionist and talked to a social worker. They gave us a fake checkup and gave us two rooms to sleep in for only one night.” The next day, Children’s...
  • This Republican mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless.

    08/13/2016 6:00:36 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 11,2016 | By Colby Itkowitz
    Republican Mayor Richard Berry was driving around Albuquerque last year when he saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read: “Want a Job. Anything Helps.” Throughout his administration, as part of a push to connect the homeless population to services, Berry had taken to driving through the city to talk to panhandlers about their lives. His city’s poorest residents told him they didn’t want to be on the streets begging for money, but they didn’t know where else to go. Seeing that sign gave Berry an idea. Instead of asking them, many of whom feel dispirited,...
  • Hillary Clinton's plan to tax and wipe out the middle-class

    08/06/2016 10:52:15 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 20 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU__9f0kEb0&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z13ltx55tpb0jd4s322jgxtrzletuvjlg Hillary Clinton plans to raise taxes for the workers the affluent and middle class. Pay roll taxes and national sales taxes for workers, Higher income taxes for the rest with the middle class bearing the brunt of these taxes. With commentary by Mike Savage Also get a load of some of the people who are gonna benefit the most from these new taxes, yokels, alcoholics, potheads, anarchists, thugs and crazies!
  • Portland ENDS its pilot program allowing homeless to sleep on streets undisturbed by police [tr]

    08/03/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    AP ^ | August 3, 2016 | Staff
    Portland has announced the end of a pilot program that allowed homeless people to sleep on the streets undisturbed by law enforcement, saying it created confusion because some believed it legalized public camping. The so-called 'Safe Sleeping Guidelines' policy will end immediately, but several other pilot programs that also were rolled out in February in the famously liberal City of Roses will continue or even expand, the mayor said.
  • Homeless Encampments Worry Commuters At Penn Station [DeBlasio's NYC]

    07/26/2016 7:40:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 25, 2016 | Staff
    As the New York City homeless problem persists, passengers have been encountering crowds of people camped outside Penn Station. As CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported, Penn Station commuters said the city needs to do something.
  • High schooler who was homeless for THREE YEARS after his mother died graduates top of his class

    07/04/2016 1:28:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A Texas high schooler left homeless after the death of his mom has graduated top of his class and even won a full college scholarship. Liyjon DeSilva was just five years old when he lost his mother, and spent the next few years living with between different relatives until he was finally just abandoned. But even while he was spending his nights sleeping in parking lots or on park benches in southwest Houston, Texas he never considered missing school.
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 12: Share supports Rape

    07/03/2016 1:36:00 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    In our last 11 episodes we chronicled the homeless crisis in Seattle Washington created by liberals and a particular nasty group of homeless who have started their own mafia of sorts. Share Wheel. In this episde we'll look at a devastating rape that took place at a tent city under Morrow's protection. rape at share Imagine you're a single mother of four, pregnant, and looking for work. Your husband dumps you and You lose your apartment and end up living in a tent encampment. The camp is far from social services. Going to job interviews means leaving your teenage children...
  • Seattle Homeless crisis episode 11: Scott Murrow share Wheel Bum Boss

    06/26/2016 12:35:11 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Scott Morrow circa 2010s at the founding of the nickelsville homeless encampment then known as Tent city 1 Yes Folks, We've confirmed from reliable sources its his actual picture from about a decade earlier.  Although SHARE is run by the homeless guests themselves, the administration of tasks and spending of annual expenditures comes from the staff. In this case Share coordinator Scott Murrow who is one of the founding fathers of SHARE WHEEL. But it would seem that his tenure is not without controversy... Ever since Scott Morrow who also once ran the Nickelsville homeless encampment has used intimidation...
  • Court: Man can't be punished 'simply for being homeless' [Boston MA]

    06/23/2016 11:26:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 23, 2016 1:47 PM EDT | Denise Lavoie
    A homeless man convicted of criminal trespassing for taking shelter in privately owned buildings during harsh winter weather won a new trial Thursday when the state’s highest court ruled that he should have been allowed to argue it was his only way to protect himself from the cold. The Supreme Judicial Court found that the judge at David Magadini’s trial was wrong to deny a request to instruct the jury on a so-called necessity defense. Magadini wanted to use that defense to argue that his behavior was justified for a person trying to escape extreme temperatures. […] The owners of...