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Mon Dec 19 2016Injunction Sought to Stop Caltrans from Destroying Personal Property
Mon Dec 19 2016Civil Rights Groups Sue Caltrans to Stop Illegal Raids Against California’s Homeless
A lawsuit filed on December 13 by civil rights groups charges the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) with violating the constitutional rights of homeless people by confiscating and destroying their property in ongoing sweeps. On multiple occasions, Caltrans has failed to give proper notice before raiding encampments — refusing plaintiffs an opportunity to move their belongings before destroying them in trash compactors.
The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, East Bay Community Law Center, and the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale) have filed suit and are seeking a permanent injunction to stop this illegal practice throughout California. According to the complaint, the individual plaintiffs have lost cherished and necessary items, including family heirlooms, irreplaceable photographs of loved ones, tents and sleeping bags, warm weather clothing, mechanics’ tools, food, camp stoves, bicycles, and personal documents.
“I don’t want to be homeless on the streets of Oakland forever,” said plaintiff James Leone. “Caltrans has been a major obstacle to getting my life together. Twice in six years, I’ve been left with only the clothes on my back. Twice I’ve lost everything I own in the world.”
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The Struggle To Defend Public Education, Privatization, Union Democracy & Education Workers (3 comments) Monday Apr 17th 8:14 AMMore Local News...
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San Diego "strike force" still heading to Korea Wednesday Apr 26th 8:01 PM
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Lawsuit Targets Trump's Border Wall, Enforcement Program Wednesday Apr 12th 2:13 PM
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Into the Fire: A Report Back from the Huntington Beach Antifascist Clash With Trump Rally Monday Mar 27th 11:02 AM
Charter Schools: A Cancer Destroying Our Public School System Monday Mar 27th 8:16 AM
It is Time to Celebrate California African American History, Culture and Institutions Saturday Mar 18th 9:32 PMMore Global News...
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California won its first major battle over `sanctuary cities' Wednesday Apr 26th 5:42 PM
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Value Human Life Bill (1 comment) Monday Jan 16th 10:15 PMOpen Newswire...
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