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  • Video: Homeless man beaten in Wall by two laughing N.J. youths

    12/20/2011 5:07:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies · 1+ views
    star ledger ^ | 12.19.11 | AP
    A young man strides purposefully into the woods as a cameraman asks what he's about to do. "About to go beat up this bum," the man in the video says. And that's exactly what he does, punching and kicking a homeless man in the face, bloodying his nose, before wishing him a Merry Christmas. The videotaped assault has led to criminal charges against a 20-year-old New Jersey man and a 17-year-old boy accused of filming the assault while egging the attacker on. "Just dive on him! Dive on him!" the cameraman says on the video as the assailant approaches a...
  • The Values of Occupy Eugene are Worth Cost of the Camp (Barf Alert)

    12/13/2011 12:06:58 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    Eugene Register Guard ^ | 12/12/11 | Shelley Jensen
    Some claim that the price is too high to continue to support the occupation of Washington-Jefferson Park in Eugene — yet 70 percent of that $100,000 cost to the city of Eugene was for police overtime at marches and rallies. That cost will not be reduced if the city fails to renew the Occupy Eugene permit to stay overnight. More to the point, what is the price of freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition for redress of grievances? Dark forces of destruction attack not just our middle class jobs, but also the survival prospects of...
  • Landrieu tells Occupy NOLA protesters:'Now would be a great time to go ahead and get on up and go'

    12/02/2011 8:25:30 PM PST · by BBell · 18 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | December 02, 2011 | Danny Monteverde
    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Friday afternoon said Occupy NOLA protestors who have camped out in Duncan Plaza across from City Hall for the last two months must immediately begin to clear the park. "I am asking them to leave right now," Landrieu said. "Any time after this may see enforcement."While acknowledging the protestors' rights to freedom of speech, Landrieu said it is against the law to be in the park between 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. and to have tents, kitchen equipment and electrical utilities in the park. "I am giving notice on behalf of the city of...
  • Kelly thomas beating and Mainestategop twitter hacked

    11/17/2011 2:36:18 PM PST · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    I've been compelled to do an article about the Kelly Thomas beating. I mentioned this off and on on YouTube and a few other places and it turns out that although as I have stated it proves that liberalism is the same as fascism that didn't stop some liberal from smearing me and my website. It turns out this beast broke into my twitter account and has been posting on twitter and various websites, myself posting the following abhorrent comment: Kelly Thomas was nothing but a psychotic Criminal bum and parasite who leeched off taxpayers and was a nuisance. If...
  • Occupiers poach homeless services

    Occupy Boston has been encouraging protesters to take showers, hot meals and shelter meant for the homeless, prompting a St. Francis House manager to ask the downtown campers to remove directions from their Internet newspaper. The online publication that calls itself “Occupy Boston Globe” posts meal times and shower hours at St. Francis House on Boylston Street, which runs on private donations and state and federal funding.
  • Down twinkles: ACORN is paying homeless people to come down here and protest, says OWSer

    11/02/2011 3:26:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Allahpundit
    Another good one from Lee Stranahan, Brandon Darby, and Big Government, starring the same well-spoken protester from last night’s clip. We already knew that New York Communities for Change, a.k.a. the artists formerly known as ACORN, were hiring the homeless as ringers to pad the size of the protests. Fox News reported on that a few weeks ago and further alleged that some of the new hires were being sent out to fundraise under false pretenses. What’s curious about this clip is that “Channing” thinks some of the ringers being shipped in by NYCC are creating problems at the park,...
  • Occupy OKC participant found dead in tent at Kerr Park

    10/31/2011 5:21:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | October 31, 2011 | Matt Dinger
    A man thought to be a protester was found dead Monday inside a tent at Kerr Park, police said. The man's name has not been released by police, but he was thought to be in his 20s, Oklahoma City police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. The man is part of Occupy OKC, a group of protesters who have been camping since Oct. 10 in Kerr Park near Robinson and Broadway avenues. Organizers refer to the man as “Street Poet,” a homeless man provided with food, clothing and shelter by others involved in Occupy OKC, according to a news release written by...
  • Occupy Atlanta moves protest to homeless shelter

    10/31/2011 3:50:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Online Athens ^ | 10/30/11
    Occupy Atlanta moves protest to homeless shelterThe Associated Press Updated: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 11:59pm ATLANTA -- After being evicted from a city park last week, Occupy Atlanta says it's found a new home for its protest -- at a shelter for the homeless. Occupy Atlanta spokeswoman Sara Amis said Sunday several dozen protesters spent Saturday night on the fourth floor of a building used by the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless. She says it's possible more could join them.
  • True, Unconditional Love - An Amazing Creation of God

    10/30/2011 10:02:04 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 7 replies
    Instruments of Salvation By Ari Bussel Did you notice how at every point of time we are given a choice: turn right or left, continue or abort, pay attention or ignore. Our progress in life is just the sum total of numerous small decisions, most seemingly inconsequential. But they all are, shaping our path and defining who we are. Also, this is how we can be grouped into clusters. There are many reasons for doing what we do, some rational, others mysterious. At times we think, hesitate and hardly reach a conclusive decision. Other times we do not spend a...
  • Occupy Wall Street Miffed by “Freeloaders”

    10/30/2011 11:39:50 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 40 replies
    The protest on Wall Street is chafing under an unwanted “infiltration from below.” It seems that while the focus of the protest has been aimed at transferring wealth from the 1% above to the “deserving” 99% below, uninvited lower echelons of the 99%–namely the homeless vagrants that infest many American cities are showing up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sharla Tane, one of the Occupy Wall Street cooking staff, complained that “our hard work is being filched by spongers looking for a free meal.” The problem isn’t prejudice, Tane insisted. “I mean, we’re not against government helping the poor. In...
  • 'Occupy Wall Street' movement camps draw the homeless seeking food and shelter

    10/22/2011 8:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- When Occupy Wall Street protesters took over two parks in Portland's soggy downtown, they pitched 300 tents and offered free food, medical care and shelter to anyone. They weren't just building, like so many of their brethren across the nation, a community to protest what they see as corporate greed. They also created an ideal place for the homeless. Some were already living in the parks, while others were drawn from elsewhere to the encampment's open doors. Now, protesters from Portland to Los Angeles to Atlanta are trying to distinguish between homeless people who are joining their...
  • Crime Surging at "Occupier" Sites - Scenes From "Lord of the Flies"

    10/20/2011 10:25:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 20, 2011 | JWF
    As the national media continues to promote the idea that these absurd "Occupy" protests demonstrate some groundswell of popular opinion, reports continue to emerge from localized media showing how ugly these encampments are becoming. A report out of Cleveland that  police are investigating a rape claim made by a 19-year-old woman last weekend has received little attention. Do you suppose if a rape claim was made against a tea partier that it would receive more attention?It's gotten so bad in Baltimore that organizers are discouraging alleged victims from going to the police (maybe they should go to Sheriff Biden).Meanwhile,...
  • I don't wanna work! I just want to occupy wall st. all day!(music video)

    10/14/2011 9:55:01 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 1 replies
    A video about the occupy wall street bums. CAUTION! SCARY PHOTOS w/Nudity and violence! Viewer discretion advised!
  • Homeless find home at Occupy Seattle, so is it still a protest?

    10/10/2011 10:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KPLU-FM National Public Radio ^ | October 10, 2011 | Paula Wissel
    Protesters or homeless or both? What's happening to the Occupy Seattle gathering at Seattle's Westlake Park has some wondering, but those you ask have an answer to why they are there. More and more homeless people are joining protesters occupying Seattle’s Westlake Park. The Occupy Wall Street movement has a special attraction for people who sleep on the streets. When you walk through Westlake Park, in the heart of downtown Seattle’s shopping district, you notice the donated tarps and sleeping bags on hand to keep people warm. And there's a big tent where you can get a cheese sandwich or...
  • Ethics panel declines to act on complaint regarding homeless voters [no addresses]

    09/20/2011 9:59:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 9/20/2011 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has decided to take no action on a complaint filed by Bill Johnson, Republican candidate for secretary of state, over voter registration of homeless people. Johnson said Tuesday that John Steffen, executive director of the ethics commission, told him that the panel lacks jurisdiction to consider his complaint against Secretary of State Elaine Walker and the State Board of Elections. After the commission's regular meeting Monday, Steffen declined to comment on the case, saying the panel can comment on a case only when it acts on it. Johnson contended in his complaint, filed...
  • $4 Mil To House 12 Homeless People

    09/10/2011 11:02:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch Blog ^ | September 7, 2011 | Judicial Watch
    In an example of how government at every level wastes tax dollars, one U.S. county is spending around $4 million in combined federal and local funds to house a dozen homeless people in an affluent community.That translates into more than $330,000 per person, which means that Uncle Sam might as well buy them each their own, fully furnished house. After all, the median single-family home in the U.S. costs around $172,000 so the government could also throw in a few years worth of utility bills and even groceries.Instead officials in Bethesda Maryland will spend the money to operate a three-story...
  • Small group of vagrants costs San Francisco $20M

    08/29/2011 3:31:56 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 8/29/11 | Katie Worth
    A group of 477 individuals costs The City more than $20 million in emergency medical services in one year — 10 of whom racked up ambulance, emergency, detox and crisis psychiatric services to the tune of $2.3 million.  Those figures have been compiled as part of a new Department of Public Health initiative to get a better handle on San Francisco’s most hardcore homeless population — individuals dubbed “high users of multiple systems” who in many cases suffer from debilitating psychiatric or medical diseases, and typically have severe dependence on alcohol or drugs.The information about this population was unavailable until...
  • Homeless man kicked out of ‘Today’ host Ann Curry’s vacant $2.9 million townhouse

    08/15/2011 6:36:44 PM PDT · by nerdwithagun · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08-15-11 | Joe Pompeo
    It's not every day a vagrant gets to shack up in a $2.9 million townhouse on Manhattan's Upper West Side. But one such domicile, owned by "Today" show co-host Ann Curry, has in fact been housing a homeless man.
  • New Jersey Tent City Houses 70 Homeless People Who Draw Community Scorn

    08/13/2011 4:59:44 AM PDT · by Son House · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 11, 2011 | JESSICA HOPPER
    The rocky economic recovery and stagnant unemployment rate have led to a surge in the homeless seeking shelter in shanties and tents nationwide, experts say. There's no official estimate on how many tent cities exist but, experts say, nearly every state has one and the presence of such communities is soaring. "In just about every major city, there are tent cities," said Michael Stoop, a community organizer for the National Coalition for the Homeless. "Unfortunately, we're in a growth industry and the numbers are going to continue." Stoop and his organization began formally tracking tent cities in 2010 but the...
  • Cops Saw Video of Deadly Incident With Kelly Thomas Before Writing Reports

    08/12/2011 6:18:13 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 83 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2011 | Richard Winton and Abby Sewel
    Fullerton's acting police chief acknowledged Thursday that the department had allowed police officers involved in a deadly encounter with a homeless man to watch a video that captures the incident before writing their reports about it. Acting Chief Kevin Hamilton said supervisors allowed the review so that the officers would have a chance to refresh their memory and write an accurate account of the incident involving Kelly Thomas. But the practice is at odds with the way many other police departments deal with serious use-of-force cases. The LAPD's former inspector general, Jeffrey Eglash, said that allowing police to look at...
  • Bill to expand legal rights of homeless is vetoed (by Moonbeam Brown)

    08/06/2011 7:05:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 8/06/11
    Bill to expand legal rights of homeless is vetoedPublished: Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 - 12:00 am Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed a bill that would have afforded additional legal rights to homeless people who suffer violence or intimidation. Assembly Bill 312 by Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, would have included homeless people or those perceived to be homeless under provisions of the state's Civil Rights Act. The law allows additional civil court remedies for people who suffer violence based on a variety of factors, including race, religion, national origin or gender. In his veto message, the Democratic governor said...
  • Kelly Thomas Dead: 6 California Police Officers Suspended Amid Allegations Of Beating Homeless Man

    08/04/2011 11:33:53 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 184 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 4, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Six police officers in California were placed on leave Wednesday after surveillance video surfaced showing witnesses describe how cops fatally beat a mentally ill homeless man. Kelly Thomas, 37, died July 10, five days after a confrontation with Fullerton police investigating reports of an attempted car burglary. Surveillance video taken on an Orange County Transportation Authority bus showed passengers describing the alleged assault. "They beat him up, and then all the cops came and they hogtied him, and he was like, 'Please God, Please Dad!'" said one witness. Another video, taken by a bystander on his cell phone, shows the...
  • Homeless man jumps fence at White House

    08/03/2011 4:38:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    WTOP ^ | August 3, 2011
    WASHINGTON - A man has been detained by the Secret Service after jumping a fence at the White House Tuesday. James Dirk Crudup, 41, scaled the fence on the north side of the White House between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Crudup was quickly taken into custody after scaling the fence. A backpack Crudup was carrying was confiscated by Secret Service. The contents of the backpack were investigated by Secret Service and D.C. Fire & EMS. Nothing hazardous was found. According to the Secret Service, Crudup is homeless. He has been charged with unlawful entry and contempt of court for violating...
  • Secret Service apprehends White House fence jumper

    08/02/2011 8:39:32 PM PDT · by quantim · 31 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Aug 2, 9:43 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A homeless man was in custody Tuesday night after climbing over the White House fence, the Secret Service said. The man was immediately captured by uniformed Secret Service agents, who guard the complex around the clock, said agency spokesman Ed Donovan. He had a backpack that Donovan said was being examined for possible explosive material. The suspect, identified as James Dirk Crudup, 41, was being transferred to District of Columbia police for processing. He faces charges of unlawful entry and contempt of court for violating an order to stay away from the White House, Donovan said. A...
  • Homeless hell in America's Midwest

    Thousands of middle-class U.S. families are being forced to sleep on floors in public buildings because so many have lost their homes and jobs in the economic crisis. These shelters were once the preserve of drug addicts and alcoholics but now normal Americans are having to bed down in halls and corridors as they have no other place to go. An investigation has also found many from the Midwest are spending their benefits to stay in motels for up to ten days a month to avoid having every night on mattresses surrounded by dozens of strangers.  Experts say that these...
  • Oakland man shot while feeding homeless dies

    07/28/2011 12:42:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 28, 2011
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Police say an Oakland man who was shot while he and his family were giving food to the homeless has died. Twenty-nine-year-old Paris Powell was hospitalized in grave condition after being shot in the head shortly after midnight Wednesday.

    07/26/2011 4:47:49 AM PDT · by JohnBrownUSA · 112 replies
    Veterans Affairs ^ | July 14, 2011 | Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that HUD will provide $46.2 million to public housing agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to supply permanent housing and case management for 6,790 homeless Veterans in America. This funding, from HUD’s Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH), is a coordinated effort by HUD, VA, and local housing agencies to provide permanent housing for homeless Veterans. Read a complete local breakdown of the rental vouchers announced today. “Over the past three years, HUD helped...
  • Homeless in Hawaii Baffle Liberals in Government, PART II

    07/17/2011 10:58:37 AM PDT · by Lornik · 21 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | 07/17/2011 | Don Nakaso
    The absence of a plan to deal with Waikiki's entrenched homeless population for November's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference has lawmakers and residents worried about the possibility of a law enforcement "sweep" they say will symbolize Hawaii's failure to solve the ongoing problem. The state's homeless coordinator told the Star-Advertiser there is no plan to address the homeless problem in Waikiki specifically for APEC, when Waikiki will be center stage before the leaders of 21 APEC nations and 2,500 international journalists. Gov. Neil Abercrombie's 90-day homeless plan that was launched in May is intended to address overall, long-term solutions, Marc Alexander...
  • Outcasts:Tonight Tens Of Thousands Of Formerly Middle Class Americans Will Be Sleeping In Their Cars

    07/16/2011 6:08:08 PM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Hawaii news daily ^ | 7/13/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Outcasts: Tonight Tens Of Thousands Of Formerly Middle Class Americans Will Be Sleeping In Their Cars, In Tent Cities Or On The Streets... Economic despair is beginning to spread rapidly in America. As you read this, there are millions of American families that are just barely hanging on by their fingernails. For a growing number of Americans, it has become an all-out battle just to be able to afford to sleep under a roof and put a little bit of food on the table. Sadly, there are more people than ever that are losing that battle. Tonight, tens of thousands...
  • Homeless in Hawaii Baffle Liberals in Government

    07/16/2011 12:42:35 PM PDT · by Lornik · 51 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | 07/15/2011 | Leila Fujimori
    City Transportation Services Director Wayne Yoshi­oka says the city is not setting a precedent by moving a Kapiolani bus stop because of complaints about a homeless woman who had taken up residence at the shelter near Keeaumoku Street. The city received complaints from bus riders who didn't like having to wait for the bus near the homeless woman, who has hygiene issues. Tessie Cadelina, 66, who catches the bus daily to and from work, said Thursday, "I no like sit down if the lady stay there. The smell."
  • Housing Crisis Doesn’t Faze Administration

    06/20/2011 10:44:35 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 16 June 2011 | John Semmens
    A recent analysis of housing prices showing that they have fallen by 33% since 2006—a bigger decline than the 31% decrease that was experienced during the 1930s Great Depression—was downplayed by Obama Administration officials. “In the 1930s they weren’t prepared,” said Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. “People had to build their own shanties or live on the streets. Today we have government funded homeless shelters to take care of those who’ve lost their houses.” Shaun cited statistics indicating that the number of people using government shelters surged by 57% between 2007 and 2010 in support of...
  • Geese to feed homeless (Common sense ideas at work)

    06/16/2011 8:37:56 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 76 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/15/11 | Ap
    New York City plans to send geese captured around its airports to a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse and then distribute them to food banks there.
  • People Using Homeless Shelters Surges 57%

    06/14/2011 5:15:43 PM PDT · by library user · 40 replies
    FOX Nation ^ | June 14, 2011 | Staff
    As the recession gripped America, thousands more people in rural and suburban areas turned to homeless shelters for help. The number of people using shelters or transitional housing in suburban and rural areas increased 57 percent from 2007 to 2010, with more than 500,000 people from smaller communities seeking help in 2010, according to a report by the Housing and Urban Development Department. During the same time there was a decrease in the use of shelters in urban areas. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said Tuesday in a conference call with reporters that about 40 percent of those who served in...
  • A Capitol offence: homelessness in DC (Reagan's fault)

    06/07/2011 3:49:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | May 16, 2011 | James Ridgeway
    Whatever Ronald Reagan had in mind for the shining city on the hill, it could not have been Washington. His lasting legacy to the capital city has been to make permanent an encampment of homeless people. There always have been poor here, living in sharp contrast to the well-to-do political world of the city. But the homeless, during DC's recent history, appeared with Reagan's inauguration in 1981. They are testament to the first wave of conservative cuts in social welfare programmes, which, among other things, resulted in Reagan's famed "welfare queens'', along with the supposed malingerers who turned out to...
  • Woman Threatens Dairy Queen Employees with a Grenade

    05/21/2011 6:06:18 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 30 replies · 1+ views
    My Fox Phoenix ^ | May 20, 2011 | Unknown
    MESA, Ariz. - Police say a homeless woman entered a Dairy Queen restaurant and threatened employees with a grenade. When 30-year-old Renee Deshaies attempted to leave the scene near Olive and Main Street, she still had the grenade in her hand. The victims believed the grenade was real and feared for their safety. Police say the grenade was not real and was only used for training purposes. When Deshaies was interviewed, she believed it was real. She was arrested less than a mile away from the scene near Hobson and 1st Street. Deshaies faces disorderly conduct and misconduct with a...
  • Standing Up for the Right to Sit Down in Berkeley

    05/19/2011 3:58:19 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Berkeley Daily Planet ^ | 5/17/11 | Becky O'Malley, Editor
    It’s hard to believe, but it seems that the clueless owners of the commercial buildings in downtown Berkeley and on Telegraph are pressing on with their campaign to ban sitting down. It appears that their proposal is still on the fast track for passage in mid-summer, in that convenient sweet spot when most students and many other residents are out of town and the Berkeley City Council can do its dirtiest deeds relatively unnoticed. Since there are already many well-organized opponents, passing an ordinance like this would be a guaranteed recipe for disruption: certainly demonstrations, possibly calls for boycotting businesses...
  • Kerry introduces bill to combat LGBT youth homelessness

    05/14/2011 3:41:59 PM PDT · by Salman · 51 replies
    Center for American Progress ^ | May 12, 2011 | Chris Johnson
    And now, for the first time ever, LGBT youth are specifically mentioned in a Senate bill to combat overall youth homelessness. Yesterday Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) introduced Reconnecting Youth to Prevent Homelessness Act—a bill designed to help homeless youth rejoin their families and escape life on the streets. Section 106 of the bill calls for a “demonstration project for improving family relationships and reducing homelessness for LGBT youth.” It calls on the secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a demonstration project that develops programs that improve family relationships and reduce homelessness for LGBT youth. A growing body of...
  • SACRAMENTO: Federal court hears from homeless about police seizing their possessions

    05/10/2011 8:12:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/10/11 | Cynthia Hubert
    Homeless men and women – weathered by the elements and carrying bags and backpacks – are getting a chance to tell their side of the story in federal court about how the city of Sacramento treats them. In a highly unusual case that focuses on their nightly searches for places to sleep, the city's down and out are pitted against city police who are charged with enforcing a local ordinance prohibiting camping in undesignated areas for more than 24 hours at a time. The civil class action, brought on behalf of all homeless people in Sacramento who have lost tents,...
  • Atlantic City looks to bus more homeless back home Sending some back part of revival strategy

    05/01/2011 3:42:35 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 22 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | May 1, 2011 | Wayne Parry
    Larry Bogan knows precisely how much it costs for a bus ticket from Atlantic City back home to Pompano Beach, Fla.: $126. Unfortunately, that's $126 more than he has... And so instead of cooking in a restaurant or driving a tractor trailer for someone like he used to do, Bogan eats at a soup kitchen and sleeps on park benches or in a train or bus station each night. He's one of about 500 homeless people living in the nation's second-largest gambling market. Reducing Atlantic City's homeless population is a key element of a new effort to help the struggling...
  • Outrage around homeless mom charged for sending son to better school

    04/25/2011 10:32:49 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 25, 2010 | Liz Goodwin
    Education activists are rallying around a homeless woman who may face jail time for enrolling her son in kindergarten under a friend's address. Supporters say the woman's story is yet another dismaying example of inequality in the U.S. education system. Tanya McDowell, a homeless single mother from Bridgeport, is charged with first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny for signing up her 5-year-old son to attend nearby Norwalk schools under the address of a friend. (Her son went to the school for four months. Her friend has been evicted from public housing for letting McDowell use her address.) McDowell...
  • Deputies: Man performed sex act at Christian radio station

    04/25/2011 6:15:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 25, 2011 | Susan Jacobson and Walter Pacheco,
    A homeless man with a long criminal history broke into a Christian radio station in Pine Hills today and performed a sex act in front of the program host while threatening to rape her, deputies said. Donald Destin, 30, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. on charges of attempted sexual battery, burglary of an occupied structure and battery. He was being held without bail late today in the Orange County Jail. The incident happened about 6 a.m. while listeners tuned in to the live religious programming.
  • Lawsuit: Homeless get $50 to be beaten on video

    04/14/2011 12:53:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2011 | Tamara Lush
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- A video company paid homeless men $50 to be filmed while scantily clad women punched, kicked and whipped them, according to a lawsuit filed this month in a Florida court. Lawyers for two homeless men said the website sells videos on the internet of the so-called "beatdowns," starting at $2.99 for a two-minute "sparring session" clip and increasing in price to $33.99 for a 33 minute clip of two women beating a man.
  • If Donald Trump Becomes President, how Will he Address Homelessness? (Left knows 0 is done)

    04/11/2011 3:54:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Poverty Insights ^ | April 11, 2011 | Joel John Roberts
    Besides the political brinkmanship played out with the federal budget negotiations this past week, the talk of the town in Washington D.C. has been about who will run against President Obama next year. The Republican Party has been shaking their political trees across the country in search of a perfect candidate. Look who falls from the political tea leaves of expectations; Donald Trump, the New Yorker who exudes money and excess. With his perfectly coiffed hair, he embraces a TV camera like it’s a stack of gold bricks. One wonders what a President Donald Trump would do to address the...
  • Handguns for the Homeless

    04/01/2011 6:39:19 AM PDT · by Slump Tester · 11 replies
    The Supreme Court's landmark 2008 ruling, DC v. Heller, either confirmed or created the individual right to bear arms from the text of the Second Amendment, of which two versions were ratified by various states: 1.A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. 2.A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. There had long been debate as to whether "People" referred to...
  • Arm the Homeless stages a firearms giveaway for Phoenix vagrants.

    04/01/2011 6:24:43 AM PDT · by Slump Tester · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Arm the Homeless ^ | October 16, 1996 | INDA HOUSE
    Manny Marco, unemployed vagabond, tenderly loaded the last of 30 9-millimeter bullets into the spring-action, extended clip for his new Mac-10--a semiautomatic assault weapon capable of throwing rounds as fast as Marco can blink. "That's very good, Manny," coaxed Arm the Homeless firearms instructor Pete Whippit. "Now, insert the clip and rack that lever there." Marco did so, producing the wicked, unmistakable chik-chik of a freshly loaded weapon. "Okay, Manny," Whippit continued, pointing to a switch. "Now, all you need to do is flick this thing here from 'Safe' to 'Fire,' and you are cocked, locked and ready to rock."...
  • How to Feed the Homeless on a Budget (Obama birth certificate fight = 1.4 million meals)

    03/28/2011 7:44:18 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 1+ views
    ehow ^ | Sandra Hone Mirles
    DFU COMMENTARY: Rather than simply providing the long form, vault copy of his birth certificate, Barack Obama has reportedly spent other peoples money to the tune of over a million dollars in fighting in court. At about 70 cents per meal, that million dollars could have provided 1.4 million meals to the homeless, particularly to hungry children. Shame on the phony, heartless Obama. =============================================== How to Feed the Homeless on a Budget If you are searching for an opportunity to make a difference in your world, this is something you or your organization an do on a budget. Many HOMELESS...
  • 2009 - Use of Capitol building as homeless shelter raises concerns (Wisconsin unions kick them out?)

    02/20/2011 7:34:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    JS Online ^ | 5/29/09 | Stacy Forster
    Use of Capitol building as homeless shelter raises concernsBy Stacy Forster of the Journal Sentinel May 29, 2009 Madison - State Capitol police respond to dozens of incidents each month involving homeless people who spend their days in the landmark building. Capitol police say the building is secure and the incidents involving the homeless aren't that different from those involving the thousands of people who work in and visit the building each day. But some lawmakers believe the state should do a better job of helping those who seek shelter in the Capitol, rather than just housing them during the...
  • No junk food for food stamps, Rubio [D-CA] says

    02/12/2011 5:17:15 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    bakersfield californian ^ | Tuesday, Feb 08 2011 11:00 PM | STEVEN MAYER,
    This week, state Sen. Michael Rubio will introduce legislation that would prohibit food stamps from being used to purchase "junk food" or prepared meals at fast-food restaurants. "The question is what should we be using taxpayer funds to purchase," the Bakersfield Democrat said Tuesday. "In my opinion, we should be focusing on what people need, not what they want." Those needs include foods found in the traditional food pyramid, he said, including breads and cereals, meats, beans, nuts, dairy products and other protein sources, and lots of fruits and vegetables. Rubio's idea is not yet an official Senate bill. But...
  • Study: Veterans more likely to be homeless (More than 25 percent of the US homeless population)

    02/10/2011 6:34:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/10/2011 | William Welch
    More than 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States are military veterans, although they represent 11 percent of the civilian adult population, according to a new report. On any given night last year, nearly 196,000 veterans slept on the street, in a shelter or in transitional housing, the study by the Homelessness Research Institute found. "Veterans make up a disproportionate share of homeless people," the report said. "This is true despite the fact that veterans are better educated, more likely to be employed and have a lower poverty rate than the general population." The president of the...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-31-11 ("Homeless But Wireless Girl": Bobo plays the Victim Card)

    01/31/2011 6:24:23 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 48 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 31, 2011 | DUmmies Fumesucker, whathehell, and bobbolink; and Charles Henrickson
    When a THREAD like "I talked to a homeless woman the other day" shows up in DUmmieland, guess what is sure to follow? You got it! A friendly visit from our favorite homeless DUmmie, none other than bobbolink, aka Bobo the Hobo. Whenever the topic of homelessness or poverty comes up, and even when it doesn't, you can be sure that DUmmie bobbolink will be there, playing the Victim Card, whining and moaning, accusing her fellow DUmmies of not caring enough about the poor to DEMAND that she gets a free house and a healthy income simply for being...