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Homeless woman arrested 87 times for resting on sidewalk

February 20, 2014
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Homeless woman arrested 87 times for resting on sidewalk

A special task force of LAPD officers has been targeting Annie Moody, a homeless woman in Skid Row for little more than sleeping, sitting or lying down on a sidewalk, according to police emails obtained by a public records request. Called “Operation Bad Moody,” the campaign has led to Moody being arrested scores of times and spending months in jail. “They just constantly harass this poor woman to the point where it is just...
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Evictions paving the road toward gentrification at Jordan Downs

February 19, 2014
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As if the health threats that come with living in spitting distance of a lead- and arsenic-contaminated...
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Police behavior focus of demonstration supporting justice for Kelly Thomas

February 10, 2014
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Homeless and anti-police brutality advocates demonstrated in Hollywood on Feb. 8, demanding justice for the police killing of Kelly Thomas, a mentally-ill homeless man. Demonstrators, whose protest was held in front of the Hollywood...
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Soil in Jordan Downs may be poisoning its residents

January 28, 2014
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It’s not necessarily the patchy linoleum flooring, the egg-white cinder...
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Kelly Thomas and the frail rights of the homeless

January 26, 2014
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While poverty remains at Great Recession levels, Philadelphia has banned food lines; North Carolina’s state government has asked religious groups to stop feeding the hungry; Tampa banned panhandling and...
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Statewide actions planned for Homeless Bill of Rights

January 14, 2014
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Homeless advocates are planning actions across California to promote a bill of rights for the un-housed this coming Friday and weekend. Activists from at least 10 cities will be...
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