"City of Fresno attacks on the homeless reached a new level today as a multi agency task force used new tactics in destroying their possessions. Photos, video, and story below."- fair use for humanitarian purposes http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/06/22/18281976.php
"These two women moved this tent from one side of the street to another in an attempt to save it from destruction. All Photos by Mike Rhodes"- fair use for humanitarian purposes
"The homeless moved their possessions to the East side of E street in an effort to keep them from being destroyed."- fair use for humanitarian purposes
"This is the scene on the West side of E street where City crews leveled the area. Here they are seen throwing someone’s bed into a garbage truck."- fair use for humanitarian purposes
"Officer Ray Wallace is telling Liza Apper to leave. Instead, she stands her ground and protects some of the homeless peoples possessions."- fair use for humanitarian purposes
"Liza Apper is seen here, next to some of the possessions she saved from destruction, as she talks to a KMJ radio reporter."- fair use for humanitarian purposes
"These are some of the carts that are in front of the Poverello House, while their owners get food or other services. A few minutes after this photo was taken, the Department of Sanitation arrived and started throwing these carts into a garbage truck."- fair use for humanitarian purposes
I am totally horrified by this information. I see many homeless in my area with their carts and/or shopping bags, and I know how valuable these possessions are to them!
This is a blatant disregard for their dignity and a lack of concern for their humanity. My question now is, do you know what we can do to help?
This is what I was hearing while reading this thread!!
Well, just like my hometown, it is after all, Tourist Season!!! Cannot let the tourists see the real deal here. The inhumane living conditions we allow our citizens to squander and die in. Wouldnt want to lose any Tourism revenue, on account of them people.
( The Land is Owned by the Dept. Of Transportation ) in Fresno, meaning it could be leased for affordable public housing. If they wanted to, that is.
All they have accomplished, is taking their citizens who need help the most, and STEALING their Possesions. Why were their not any theft charges laid!! You take something that belongs to me and not you! I will lay charges.
Why did the workers not seem to mind doing this EVIL deed??? Fresno, it'll be a Cold Day In Hell, before I would visit a city that treats any of its citizens in this horrid way. You have just added more misery on the people you should be working this hard to help!! Big Shame On You Fresno!!!! Pizzed in Halifax, Lyn