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War Against the Poor (Part 2)
by Mike Rhodes (editor [at] fresnoalliance.com)
Thursday Oct 27th, 2011 8:20 PM
At about 3 p.m. this afternoon there was a standoff on the Caltrans section of the homeless encampment on Santa Fe street in downtown Fresno. Homeless advocates stood in front of a tent, preventing Caltrans workers from taking and destroying it. See photo below
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See Part 1 of the War Against the Poor at: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/27/18695578.php
§Meanwhile - on the southern section of the encampment
by Mike Rhodes Thursday Oct 27th, 2011 8:21 PM
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While homeless advocates prevented Caltrans from taking a tent, City of Fresno workers were busy removing the property from the shelters of homeless people.
§This homeless woman broke down as city workers took her property
by Mike Rhodes Thursday Oct 27th, 2011 8:21 PM
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§City Officials Look on as Property is taken
by Mike Rhodes Thursday Oct 27th, 2011 8:21 PM
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On the right is James Betts, the attorney the city hired to defend them last time they were in Federal Court for taking and destroying homeless people’s property.
§City Workers Removed Property from this persons home
by Mike Rhodes Thursday Oct 27th, 2011 8:21 PM
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§A Common Sight Today
by Mike Rhodes Thursday Oct 27th, 2011 8:21 PM
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§The CHP blocked the Road
by Mike Rhodes Thursday Oct 27th, 2011 8:21 PM
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On the Caltrans site the CHP set up a blockade stopping the protestors from entering the area.
§Caltrans Aggressively Cleared the Area
by Mike Rhodes Thursday Oct 27th, 2011 8:21 PM
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In this load the bulldozer operator has a tent and chair which he is dumping into the back of a truck. How they determined that this was garbage is not known.
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