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Sat Sep 1 2012 (Updated 10/01/12)The City of Santa Cruz Wages Campaign Attacking Homeless Camps
Sat Sep 1 2012 (Updated 10/01/12)Candlelight Tent Vigil Protesting Homeless Sweeps on September 7
Brent Adams writes: "The City of Santa Cruz has been using the Santa Cruz Police Department and the City Parks Department to attack homeless camps. We are in the 7th week of this campaign that has seen more than 300 citations given, more than 100 camps destroyed, personal belongings trashed, and more than 150 arrests.
"While the Homeless Services Center has closed the Paul Lee Loft Shelter, the City has offered no other solutions to people who are survival camping in the woods, river levee, and downtown. It is illegal to sleep outside in Santa Cruz between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. and it is illegal to lay under a blanket... even if one is awake!
"Where are these folks supposed to sleep safely and legally?"
Read More | City Installs 'Do Not Enter' Signs Around Entire Downtown Segment of San Lorenzo River | Homeless "Solution" in Santa Cruz | Candlelight Tent Vigil Protesting Homeless Sweeps on September 7 | Police Plan to Raid Homeless Camps in Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz Council Members, Vice-Mayor Propose Anti-Homeless Measures After Recent Killing | 180/180 Good, But Not Enough
See Also: Attorney Ed Frey Ordered to Serve Sentence for Peace Camp 2010 Sleep Protest || Judge Gallagher Orders Gary Johnson to Jail for Sleeping || Disabled Woman Robbed Following Exclusion from Homeless Services Center
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