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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.”
Time to hit ‘pause button’ on brain-harming pesticide, farmworker communities say Saturday Sep 16th 3:19 PM
Anti Police-Terror Project statement on Berkeley Police use of pepper spray Thursday Sep 14th 2:10 PM
A Chicken in Every Pot and a Cell Tower on Every Garage (1 comment) Monday Sep 11th 6:27 AM
UC's Sue Homeland Security to Protect DACA Friday Sep 8th 5:44 PM
All Aboard, Whistle Stop Tour ~ Station 102 ~ California Admission Day (1 comment) Friday Sep 8th 12:46 PM
Trump Plans Massive Raids on Immigrant Communities Starting Mid-September Thursday Sep 7th 4:43 PM
NLGSF Statement on DACA & Planned Raids (1 comment) Thursday Sep 7th 4:29 PM
Oil Spill Highlights Risks of Phillips 66's Plan to Double Tanker Traffic in San Francisco Bay (1 comment) Wednesday Sep 6th 4:41 PM
Stockton coin dealer outed for contributing $1,000 to David Duke’s failed Senate campaign (1 comment) Monday Sep 4th 7:25 PM
Support Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) for City and County License (3 comments) Sunday Sep 3rd 3:56 PMMore Local News...
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Nuclear Shutdown News 8/17 Friday Sep 1st 5:37 PM
Senate Bill 649 strikes at the electric grid, with utility workers in the crosshairs Wednesday Aug 16th 6:45 PM
Ban Fracking In San Luis Obispo County Tuesday Aug 15th 10:43 PM
Celltowers coming to your window shortly: CA SB.649 Thursday Aug 10th 8:45 PM
Insure the Human Right to Health Friday Aug 4th 1:21 AM
The Hubris of Donald Trump Friday Jul 28th 4:11 PM
Technology, Automation, Internationalism, Longshore Workers And The Future Of Work Tuesday Jul 25th 12:55 PM
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Snowy Plovers From Off-road Vehicles at Oceano Dunes Tuesday Jul 25th 10:22 AM
Negro on California's Corporate Marijuana Rush Thursday Jul 20th 4:11 PM
Trump Offshore Oil Leasing Plan Threatens Every U.S. Ocean, Coastline Saturday Jul 1st 3:50 PMMore Global News...
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UC Gave $600,000 for Hate Speech, Plans Week of More Hate Speech Friday Sep 15th 8:03 AM
2017 African Growth and Opportunity Act and Millennium Challenge Act Modernization Act Tuesday Sep 12th 12:29 PM
PG&E & IBEW trying to kill rooftop solar .. Again. (1 comment) Tuesday Sep 12th 8:43 AM
SEIU 1021 Nato Green Doing Damage Control For SEIU? Opposes Single Payer In CA Wednesday Jul 12th 4:10 PM
Black Agriculture is helping expand California Apps for Ag to Underserved Communities Saturday May 27th 7:48 AM
African New Year's Day ~ Sacred Summer Solstice Celebration (1 comment) Tuesday May 23rd 2:04 PM
Sen Fenistein Supported by Health Insurers; Opposes Medicare for All Tuesday May 2nd 8:38 PM
California won its first major battle over `sanctuary cities' Wednesday Apr 26th 5:42 PM
California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle (1 comment) Thursday Apr 6th 11:10 AM
Californians Against Fracking Responds to EPA’s Methane Regulation Announcement Friday Mar 17th 6:01 PMOpen Newswire...
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