Aug 25 2006
On Monday August 21st, officials from the City of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union tried to reach a compromise over police treatment of the homeless. The ACLU has a lawsuit to try to block arrests of homeless people who camp on public sidewalks. Police Chief William J. Bratton and City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo vowed to fight the suit, claiming it hampers their ability to “clean up Skid Row.” Yesterday, in a press conference, the Los Angeles Community Action Network released video footage of LAPD officers confiscating personal property from homeless people and dumping it onto other streets. The footage also shows LAPD officers arresting homeless people for the â€œcrimeâ€ of possessing milk crates or shopping carts.
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