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  • Are You a Bad Person if You Give to the Homeless?

    10/08/2014 8:45:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/08/2014 | Robert Wargas
    A few weeks ago, I was in New York City to meet someone for drinks, and got on the subway at 34th and 7th to head downtown. I dislike the New York subway for many reasons. It is the only such system in a major Western city to look as if it had been swapped with the metro of a third-world backwater. Pick any otherwise dodgy country on Earth, and chances are the subway of its capital city is a gleaming tube with smooth rolling stock and palatial stations. Not New York. The trains lurch between filthy platforms like...
  • Rochester(Mn) Police Arrest Holiday Robbery Suspect at Makeshift Homeless Camp

    10/04/2014 7:57:36 AM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies
    KTTC.com ^ | KTTC TV
    Police have arrested a man they believe robbed a Holiday convenience store on Wednesday. Police said Todd Mielke, 40, was arrested Thursday around 3 p.m. at a makeshift homeless camp near the HyVee South supermarket. Capt. John Sherwin said it all started when a man walked into the Holiday convenience store at 1520 2nd St. SW just before 1:15 a.m. and implied that he had a weapon. Sherwin said the man was wearing a camouflage mask and demanded money from a 20-year-old clerk. The masked man fled the Holiday southbound on 14th Avenue Southwest. The vehicle he was driving was...
  • Pot Draws Homeless To Colorado In Search Of Work

    09/26/2014 10:07:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    KCNC-TV ^ | September 25, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Legal marijuana is luring pot tourists and business entrepreneurs to Colorado, and it’s also attracting another demographic: the homeless, some of whom trek to the state in hopes of landing a job in the industry. “There’s an enormous migration, even a homeless movement, so to speak,” David Spencer, a homeless man from Tennessee, said. “I figured this would be a good place to start over.” While shelters across the metro area are willing to open their doors, they’re quickly running out of room. “We were averaging 190 (homeless) last year. We’re now averaging 345 a night,” Murray Flagg of the...
  • City uses meters to raise change for homeless (Pasadena CA)

    09/14/2014 5:31:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2014 9:33 PM EDT
    The city of Pasadena is letting homeless people keep the change. The Los Angeles suburb is turning 14 parking meters into repositories for donations made to nonprofits that serve the homeless, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Pasadena’s housing director, Bill Huang, says the hope is that people who might be reluctant to hand spare change to a panhandler will be more open to putting it in a meter. […] Some homeless advocates complain the meters aren’t a serious enough effort to help the homeless. They also say that in some cities meters have been used to push panhandlers out...
  • Immigrant Children to Be Classified as 'Homeless' to Avoid School Documentation Requirements

    09/08/2014 8:54:09 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 14, 2014 | Caroline May
    In response to an inquiry about unaccompanied minors from one of its school divisions, Virginia’s Department of Education issued a memo this month reminding its 132 divisions about their obligation to educate all children. According to the memo, under federal and Virginia law, the state expects that many of the unaccompanied minors who enroll in public school will be considered “homeless.” “In addition, division superintendents cannot exclude from school attendance those homeless children who do not provide the requisite health or immunization information required of other students,” the memo continued. Full title: Immigrant Children to Be Classified as 'Homeless' to...
  • Children to Be Classified as 'Homeless' to Avoid School Enrollment Documentation Requirements

    08/14/2014 6:46:24 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 14, 2014 | Caroline May
    SNIP “In light of the heightened media coverage of the issue of undocumented immigrant children, VDOE provides the following updated information for your use in responding to community questions or issues,” says the memo distributed to the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions and obtained by Breitbart News. SNIP “While a case-by-case review of each child’s circumstances upon enrolling in a Virginia public school is necessary, many of these unaccompanied children will be deemed homeless under applicable state and federal law,” the memo reads. It goes on: Pursuant to Va. Code § 22.1-3, a homeless child is one who lacks a fixed,...
  • Married Cops Busted in Shooting of Daughter's Beau

    08/07/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 58 replies
    Newser ^ | 7 Aug 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    In another interview with KJRH Tulsa, the couple's 18-year-old daughter, Lisa, says her parents kicked her out a week ago and dropped her off at a homeless shelter, where she met 19-year-old Jeremy Lake and the two began seeing each other. "He was my everything," she said. They spent the week at Jeremy's family's house, which is where her father tracked her down. "We were outside for five minutes and that's when my dad pulled up," she said. "There was no argument. I walked away and Jeremy tried to introduce himself and my dad shot him."
  • Homeless Shelter’s Opening in Queens Stirs Ugly Exchanges

    07/25/2014 12:51:40 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 July 2014 | KATE TAYLOR and JEFFREY E. SINGER
    The crowd of 500 included grandmothers and small children, Chinese immigrants and the president of a local Republican club, all shouting that the mayor had trampled their rights. The source of their anger? The 180 homeless families the city had moved into the defunct Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst, Queens. The residents felt nervous around the new arrivals, they said. There were reports of shoplifting from the Good Fortune Supermarket, public urination and panhandling – all things, they said, that had been unheard-of in their neighborhood until now. During the protest on Tuesday night, one of the organizers spoke through...
  • Man Finds Family Living In His Miami Home [After Vacation]

    07/24/2014 8:33:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    miami.cbslocal.com ^ | July 22, 2014 11:55 PM | Gaby Fleischman
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A South Florida renter came home to find people living inside his house but the family illegally squatting inside said they are not leaving. The owner of the property on SW 5th street and 49th Avenue said his friend William Ruiz has been renting the house for the past two years and recently started to move out while the house was listed for short sale. Ruiz went on vacation for two days and said when he came back, he found the locks on the house changed and strangers living inside using his belongings. “They’re using his bed,...
  • Man sets house afire trying to kill spider with lighter, spray paint

    07/17/2014 6:56:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    KOMO News.com ^ | July 15, 2014 | KOMO Staff
    Man sets house afire trying to kill spider with lighter, spray paint SEATTLE -- Fire officials say a West Seattle man was using a lighter and a can of spray paint to kill a spider in his laundry room when the house went up in flames. Fire crews were called to a home in the 10200 block of 34th Avenue SW just before 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Firefighters originally battled the blaze from a distance after learning there may be ammunition inside. Crews were eventually able to extinguish the fire, but not before it did significant damage to the structure....
  • Report: SMALL LIFELESS, DEAD CHILDREN Found “Washed Up Along Riverbank” of Rio Grande

    07/14/2014 7:38:43 AM PDT · by illiac · 81 replies
    Mexican emigrants crossing the Rio Grande near El Paso, Texas. (Danny Lehman/Corbis) A Fox News exclusive reported this morning by Jana Winter inexplicably buried the lede. Winter reports that several dead children have been discovered “washed up along the riverbank” of the Rio Grande, but fails to note that there have been no reports by the Obama administration on this. This indicates a pattern of covering up dead illegal alien kids by the Obama administration. It was two weeks before news was reported on the sole child death acknowledged by the Obama administration, Gilberto Ramos, a 15 year-old boy from...
  • Orphan Davion Only who became famous is thrown out by adoptive parents

    07/04/2014 6:37:08 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2014 | By Associated Press
    The orphaned Florida teen whose impassioned plea for a family to 'love him forever' prompted an outpouring of sympathy from around the country has been removed from his foster home following a physical altercation with another child and the father. After 16 years of floundering in foster care, after taking the pulpit at a St. Petersburg church last September asking someone - anyone - to adopt him, after his story was shared around the world and 10,000 people offered to help or take him home, Davion Only moved to Ohio in March to live with the parents who had promised...
  • The Power of Ambition: Homeless Valedictorian to Attend FSU

    06/04/2014 10:07:54 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 8 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 5 2014 | By Rehema Ellis
    Griffin Furlong is a Florida teenager who knows something about heartaches and joy. The 18-year-old is homeless, but he graduated at the top of his class from Florida Coast High School in Jacksonville.
  • It is now illegal in 33 cities to feed homeless people

    06/04/2014 9:20:55 PM PDT · by coldphoenix · 58 replies
    www.kulturekritic.com ^ | June 3, 2014. | Liku Zelleke
    The next time you can be bothered enough to feed a homeless person you might find yourself at odds with the law. Yes, you have to be “bothered” because you are under no obligation to help your fellow mankind, who has fallen on hard times and on harder concrete slabs. That’s right, because if you help homeless people in cities like Daytona Beach, Florida; Raleigh, N.C.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Birmingham, Alabama you could be fined, physically removed and/or be threatened with time behind bars – and they have actually done it. In fact, 33 cities across the United States...
  • Nashville Nobody Makes it Big in Sweden

    05/31/2014 5:48:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 May 2014
    Former homeless man Doug Seegers is set to embark on a tour of Sweden after a chance discovery by a Swedish television crew turned the singer into an overnight sensation in the country. Seegers, 62, featured on the popular SVT show 'Jills Veranda' earlier this year. The street performer, who has admitted to living rough in the past, was catapulted to stardom after performing his song 'Going down to the river' on the programme. It then rocketed to number one on the Swedish iTunes chart. Swedish fans have since uploaded their own version of Seegers' hit song to YouTube, while...
  • Homeless solution remains elusive ( Kauai - Hawaii )

    05/30/2014 8:28:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Garden Island ^ | May 29, 2014
    Homeless campers evicted’ That was the top headline in Friday’s TGI after campers at Anahola Beach Park were told to vacate or face arrest last week. We’re not disputing that these folks weren’t supposed to be there, but we will argue this is a sign of the severity of the homeless problem in Hawaii and specifically, on Kauai .... No surprise that homelessness is a problem. Kauai is a very expensive place to live. Rent, utilities, groceries and gas — all of which hit the shrinking middle class and the rising low-income hard — are among the highest in the...
  • Couple Fined $746 For The Crime Of Feeding Homeless People In Florida Park

    05/30/2014 12:13:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2014 | Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog
    <p>If you think about, the homeless actually serve as the perfect scapegoat for a former American middle class slowly being driven into serfdom. Still completely mesmerized by the religion of consumerism, how is a population losing its freedom and financial well-being supposed to feel better about itself. The easy answer is to look at an even more destitute class and treat them like the “elites” treat everyone else. Like a superfluous and unfortunate outgrowth of humanity.</p>
  • 8 Months After Learning To Code And Launching An App, Leo The Homeless Programmer Is Still Homeless

    05/27/2014 7:06:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/27/2014 | Caroline Moss
    Last December, a man named Leo Grand created a ride-sharing app that ended up earning him a modest sum of money. This, in and of itself, is nothing unique. However, Grand was homeless, and had learned to code only four months prior to the launch of his app. A few weeks after the launch, he had made about $10,000. But today, Leo the Homeless Coder is still homeless. He has yet to touch a penny of his money. When his app launched, he was center of national attention. No one has followed up on Grand. Grand and his teacher Patrick,...
  • Camden shuts down its tent cities

    05/22/2014 8:52:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 14, 2014: 1:18 PM ET | Blake Ellis
    For Michael Powell, a 53-year-old ex-convict, his tent off the highway in Camden, N.J., is what he has called home for nearly a decade. But on Tuesday, he and dozens of others living in homeless encampments known as “tent cities” throughout Camden were forced out—leaving many of them homeless all over again. The eviction was conducted by the state of New Jersey, as well as Camden county and city, for health and safety reasons. […] Amid the commotion on Tuesday, Gino Lewis, director of housing at the Camden County Improvement Authority, assured people that the county would work to find...
  • Even Jesus Sometimes said “No.”

    05/20/2014 2:07:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/19/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the struggles that many Christians experience is that the needs around us are so great, and yet we are limited, both in personal strength, and in resources. And, lurking in the back of our mind, is a notion that whatever the problem, Jesus would always help and so should we. But, then, is it always wrong to say no when there is need?It is a true fact, Jesus was quite generous with his time, attention, and resources. We too are counseled to be rich in mercy and kindness, expansive in our charity and to be willing to forsake...
  • "Feeding The Homeless" Is A Crime In Increasingly More US Cities

    05/16/2014 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 66 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/16/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog, Have you ever given food to a homeless person? Well, if you do it again in the future it might be a criminal act depending on where you live. Right now, there are dozens of major U.S. cities that have already passed laws against feeding the homeless. As you will read about below, in some areas of the country you can actually be fined hundreds of dollars for just trying to give food to a hungry person. I know that sounds absolutely insane, but this is what America is turning into....
  • Tiny houses a way off the streets for Wisconsin homeless

    05/11/2014 8:43:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 81 replies
    news ^ | Brendan O'Brien
    MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - After surviving two long, cold Wisconsin winters on the streets, Betty Ybarra traded freezing park benches and tents for a tiny house made of recycled wood she helped build herself. Her 99-square-foot home, which boasts flower window boxes, was built by volunteers of the Occupy Madison group, as part of about a half dozen similar projects around the United States, including in New York and Texas, to shelter the homeless. "We can check on our flowers and we can now try to live a normal life," said Ybarra, 49, who shares her new home with her...
  • Tiny houses a way off the streets for Wisconsin homeless

    05/10/2014 11:12:32 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 97 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10 2014 | Brendan O'Brien
    After surviving two long, cold Wisconsin winters on the streets, Betty Ybarra traded freezing park benches and tents for a tiny house made of recycled wood she helped build herself. Her 99-square-foot home, which boasts flower window boxes, was built by volunteers of the Occupy Madison group, as part of about a half dozen similar projects around the United States, including in New York and Texas, to shelter the homeless. -SNIP- "The village will bring dignity. We will have a fence and we will have community," organizer Trina Clemente said. For Ybarra a tiny house means much-needed normalcy after many...
  • 3 people shot, 1 killed, at 'homeless camp' behind Orlando supermarket

    05/10/2014 12:58:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Brighthouse News 13 ^ | May 9, 2014 | Joel Schipper
    ORLANDO -- Right now investigators are looking for the person responsible for a deadly triple shooting in Orlando’s Pine Hills Neighborhood. It happened in the 2700 block of Hiawassee Road earlier tonight, around 7:15 p.m. Officers responded to a homeless camp behind the Bravo Supermarket in Pine Hills. Upon arriving, officers found three men in their 40’s all suffering gunshot wounds. All three of them were taken to the hospital where one has died and the other two in stable condition. So far investigators believe this began as some sort of robbery and that’s when the shots were fired. A...
  • Statue Of A Homeless Jesus Startles A Wealthy Community [NPR goes for class warfare]

    04/13/2014 11:32:14 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | April 13, 2014 | John Burnett
    A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church. The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes. Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away. The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn't. "One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says...
  • Victim from 'knockout game' located (Dayton, Ohio)

    04/09/2014 8:25:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Dayton Daily News ^ | April 9, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Dayton police have located a homeless man who was allegedly beaten by three area teens who recorded the attack characterized as "The Knockout Game." In the video, a 17-year-old is seen following Ronald Baird, 57, of Dayton as he was collecting cans in an alley near the Stivers School for the Arts on East Fifth Street in Dayton. The 17-year-old and a 15-year-old who recorded the video are students at Stivers. In the video obtained exclusively by WHIO and the Dayton Daily News, the teen is seen hitting the man, knocking him to the ground and following him when...
  • S.F. homeless youth count nears 1,000 despite spending ( $165 million a year )

    03/12/2014 2:40:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 12, 2014 | Heather Knight
    San Francisco spends $165 million a year on services for homeless people, but all that money hasn't made a dent in the homeless population in at least nine years. And in fact, the city's homeless tally may have long been underestimated. In addition to the 6,436 homeless adults counted during one night last year, a separate daytime count specifically of homeless youth found 914 children and young adults living in San Francisco without parents or guardians and without a roof over their heads. These findings are part of a new report by Harvey Rose, the budget and legislative analyst for...
  • Homeless Man Receives a ‘Winning’ Lottery Ticket – Make Sure You Have Some Tissues Ready

    03/04/2014 5:40:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | march 4, 2014 | liz klimas
    A homeless man was given a lottery ticket by a stranger. But it wasn’t this kindness that’s especially touching, it’s what the homeless man tried to do with some of the money after he won. In the age of video blogging, we’ve seen a lot of people film their heartwarming efforts to help those less fortunate in their community. This film on the YouTube channel Magic of Rahat sets itself apart. The channel host said he has seen a homeless man near a local shopping center in the last few weeks. “And from what people have told me, he’s a nice and...
  • The Path to Responsibility Can Start With a Broom and a Paycheck

    03/04/2014 9:58:30 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 28, 2014 | ROBERT DOAR
    ... Those on the My Brother's Keeper team searching for answers about how to help the most "at risk" young minority men would do well to stop by the Doe Fund in New York City, where, for more than 25 years, the organization run by George and Harriet McDonald has helped homeless men. The program they run is based on a clear contract between the shelter managers and the homeless men. "You get up every day and go to work and stay drug free—and we will pay you and house you and feed you. It's as simple as that," Mr....
  • Tiny houses help address nation's homeless problem

    02/26/2014 5:23:49 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | february 26, 2014 | carrie antlfinger
    While tiny houses have been attractive for those wanting to downsize or simplify their lives for financial or environmental reasons, there's another population benefiting from the small-dwelling movement: the homeless. There's a growing effort across the nation from advocates and religious groups to build these compact buildings because they are cheaper than a traditional large-scale shelter, help the recipients socially because they are built in communal settings and are environmentally friendly due to their size. "You're out of the elements, you've got your own bed, you've got your own place to call your own," said Harold "Hap" Morgan, who is...
  • San Jose homeless would get hotel and motel rooms under city plan

    02/22/2014 2:01:54 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 29 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 2/21/14 | Mike Rosenberg
    Facing a growing homeless population, San Jose is ready to try a new strategy to get people off the streets: pay to put some of them up in local hotels and motels, potentially for years. ...housing prices continue to climb and landlords become pickier about renters...100 homeless people roaming San Jose streets have publicly funded vouchers for subsidized housing but cannot find a place that will accept them. "It's just a tough place to live because of how expensive it is," said Leslye Corsiglia, the city's housing director, who called it an opportunity for homeless people "to get themselves settled...
  • Baltimore's people of the woods: Inside the hidden homeless camps made of milk crates, wooden doors

    02/21/2014 10:05:31 AM PST · by Kartographer · 78 replies
    Daily Mail On Line ^ | 21, February 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A sheet of plastic laid over a clothesline. A mini-fortress of milk crates stacked under a tree. A thin mattress on a flimsy crate lying in a dark tunnel. On the edge of Baltimore's woodlands, dozens of the city's transients live in makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters. Photographer Ben Marcin has captured some of the shanties in his thought-provoking photo essay, 'The Camps', documenting the struggle, loneliness and ingenuity of Maryland's people of the woods.
  • It’s an Obama World… Homeless Camp Springs Up in Baltimore

    02/21/2014 2:25:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The road most traveled: Most of the settlements Marcin photographed were by waterways, railway tracks, Walmarts, gas stations and liquor stores. (Daily Mail) As America suffers through its worse recovery on record, a homeless camp has cropped up on the outskirts of Baltimore. Daily Mail reported: A sheet of plastic laid over a clothesline. A mini-fortress of milk crates stacked under a tree. A thin mattress on a flimsy crate lying in a dark tunnel. On the edge of Baltimore’s woodlands, dozens of the city’s transients live in makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters. Photographer Ben...
  • Homeless Seeking Shelter from Cold in Subways to Be Kicked Out, Police Say

    02/20/2014 7:59:51 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 42 replies
    DNAinfo New York ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska
    QUEENS — The NYPD and the MTA plan to clear homeless men and women out of the subway system after a skyrocketing number of people have sought shelter there from the brutally cold winter, police officials said.
  • George Zimmerman says he’s homeless and suffering from PTSD: report

    02/16/2014 9:07:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 15, 2014 | Joel Landau
    George Zimmerman says his problems continue. He told a Spanish language television station he is now homeless, battling post-traumatic stress disorder, more than $2 million in debt and lives in fear for his life. Zimmerman opened up on the Univision television show "Aquí y Ahora" (Here and Now) that will air Sunday on the Spanish language station at 7 p.m. Zimmerman also discussed his well-known struggle with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an African-American teen who was walking in Zimmerman's neighborhood in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012. After he called the cops, the two got into a fight that ended with...
  • Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On Homelessness (Portland)

    02/16/2014 12:22:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    2/15/14
    Link only - Angry Residents Wave Pitchforks, Torches In Protest Of Mayor's Crackdown On Homelessness
  • Woman, Toddler Found Living in Filthy Storage Unit

    02/13/2014 4:20:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    WFTV ^ | Friday, Feb. 7, 2014
    A woman has been arrested after a toddler she was caring for was found inside a filthy storage unit with no water and little food. Collier County Sheriff's deputies arrested the 44-year-old woman on Wednesday. She faces a felony child neglect charge.
  • New York Man’s Home Seized After He Comes Up $936 Short on $10,813 Tax Tab

    02/06/2014 7:26:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 05, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    New York man’s home seized after he comes up $936 short on $10,813 tax tab A Syracuse man had his home seized after he paid back $9,877 in city taxes over a six-month period -- but came up $936 short. "I tried so hard. I tried so hard to make these payments," Calvin James, who found out he lost the home when he walked into City Hall on Dec. 6 with a $1,500 check, told The Syracuse Post-Standard. The property had been seized Dec. 4. The paper reported that the city launched an aggressive foreclosure campaign in 2012. The program...
  • (Police State) Man Gives Change to Homeless Person, is Handcuffed and Held by Police for an Hour

    01/16/2014 7:12:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 16, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Man gives change to homeless person, is handcuffed and held by police for an hour Greg Snider was in a Houston, Texas parking lot, on the phone making a business call. While in the lot, a homeless man approached his car and asked forchange. Snider gave him 75 cents and then drove off. KPRC Local 2 News reported on the shocking thing that happened next. When Snider pulled onto a nearby freeway, a police car pulled him to the side. Greg was surprised by how aggressive the officer was, telling KPRC, “He's screaming. He's yelling. He's telling me to get...
  • Retired Air Force Colonel With Three Graduate Degrees Is Homeless And Sleeps In A Van

    01/06/2014 1:49:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    TEC ^ | 01/06/2014 | Michael Snyder
    What advice would you give to a retired Air Force Colonel that has three graduate degrees and that cannot even find work as a janitor? 59-year-old Robert Freniere once served as a special assistant to General Stanley McChrystal, and he has spent extensive time in both Iraq and Afghanistan. But now this man who once had an office in the heart of the Pentagon cannot find anyone who will hire him. In addition to his story, in this article you will also hear about several other middle-aged professionals that cannot find work in this economy either. Despite what the...
  • Public advocate caught in lie over Times homeless story (little girl was a prop)

    01/04/2014 2:44:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/03/13 | Carl Campanile and Beth DeFalco
    **SNIP** Just hours after being sworn in as the city’s public advocate, Letitia James went on TV to claim that she played a key role in helping expose “the face of poverty in the City of New York” on the ‘front page of The New York Times. **SNIP** But the Times refuted James’ account, saying she had nothing to do with its articles. “Andrea Elliott [the Times reporter] met Dasani in the course of interviewing residents outside the Auburn shelter, and exposed conditions there by following the family. Andrea never talked to Ms. James, nor was she source for the...
  • Fukushima radiation cleanup: Send in the homeless?

    12/31/2013 8:55:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Seiji Sasa hits the train station in this northern Japanese city before dawn most mornings to prowl for homeless men. He isn't a social worker. He's a recruiter. The men in Sendai Station are potential laborers that Sasa can dispatch to contractors in Japan's nuclear disaster zone for a bounty of $100 a head. "This is how labor recruiters like me come in every day," Sasa says, as he strides past men sleeping on cardboard and clutching at their coats against the early winter cold. It's also how Japan finds people willing to accept minimum wage for one of the...
  • Free money might be the best way to end poverty.

    12/31/2013 9:58:35 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | undated, but published: December 29 | Rutger Bregman
    In May 2009, a small experiment involving 13 homeless men took off in London. Some of them had slept in the cold for more than 40 years. The presence of these street veterans was far from cheap. Police, legal services, health care: Each cost taxpayers thousands of pounds every year. That spring, a local charity decided to make the street veterans — sometimes called rough sleepers — the beneficiaries of an innovative social experiment. No more food stamps, food-kitchen dinners or sporadic shelter stays. The 13 would get a drastic bailout, financed by taxpayers. Each would receive 3,000 pounds (about...
  • Homeless couple sues Missouri town for asking them to leave

    12/17/2013 11:56:58 AM PST · by fungoking · 19 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 12/17/13 | Kevin Murphy
    A small Missouri town was sued on Monday by a homeless couple who are accusing it of violating their constitutional rights by forcing them to leave because they stood on a street corner holding a sign seeking assistance. Brandalyn Orchard and Edward Gillespie, who were holding a sign that read "Traveling. Anything helps. God Bless," obeyed police who ordered them to leave Miner, Missouri, on September 26, according to the federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on the couple's behalf. Officers, who showed them copies of ordinances against vagrancy, begging and loitering, told the couple they would...
  • Crisis Prayer Request-Homeless in 10 Days!

    12/17/2013 8:04:19 AM PST · by Siouxz · 62 replies
    12/17/2013 | Me
    My family is in urgent need of prayers. Our landlord unexpectly sold the farm we had been renting with an eye toward rent-to-own. New owner will not even speak to us. Wants us out of his new weekend retreat before January 3. No compromise. He is completely within his legal rights to do this, btw. I am talking about 7 people, including 2 preschoolers, becoming homeless on a Kentucky Appalachian mountaintop in January. We have a cow ready to calve any day now, 3 horses, and farming hand tools we have been gathering for several years. If we and our...
  • Man's body found dead in Petaluma

    12/16/2013 5:22:27 PM PST · by rey · 22 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | December 16, 2013 | LORI A. CARTER
    Petaluma police Monday were investigating the death of a man whose body was found near the railroad tracks and a homeless center, the third apparent transient found dead since August. The man’s name hadn’t been determined. It appeared he was in his late 50s, Lt. Tim Lyons said. There was no apparent trauma to the body. Several people reported the discovery of the man’s body at about 2:15 p.m. Sunday near Caulfield Lane and Hopper Street. The location is just yards away from Committee on the Shelterless, the nonprofit homeless services center and shelter. Police detectives conducted an extensive search...
  • New York City Has The Most Homeless Children Since The Great Depression

    12/11/2013 7:53:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Zerp Hedge ^ | 12/11/13 | Tyler Durden
    At a time when Wall Street is absolutely swimming in wealth, New York City is experiencing an epidemic of homelessness. According to the New York Times, the last time there was this many homeless children in New York City was during the days of the Great Depression. And the number of homeless children in the United States overall recently set a new all-time record. Americans like to think of themselves as "the wealthiest nation on the planet", and yet the number of young kids that don't even have a roof over their heads at night just keeps skyrocketing. There truly...
  • The Most Homeless Children In New York City Since The Great Depression

    12/10/2013 6:23:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    Mens' News Daily ^ | 12/9/2013 | Michael Snyder
    At a time when Wall Street is absolutely swimming in wealth, New York City is experiencing an epidemic of homelessness. According to the New York Times, the last time there was this many homeless children in New York City was during the days of the Great Depression. And the number of homeless children in the United States overall recently set a new all-time record. As I mentioned yesterday, there are now 1.2 million public school kids in America that are homeless, and that number has gone up by about 72 percent since the start of the last recession. As Americans,...
  • Mormon bishop dresses as homeless man to teach church lesson

    12/01/2013 1:32:00 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 1, 2013
    From the video, "Lesson in Compassion".
  • LDS bishop dresses as homeless man to teach lesson

    11/30/2013 6:11:33 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Foxdc ^ | AP
    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah - Members of a Mormon congregation in a Salt Lake City suburb encountered someone they thought was a homeless man at church on Sunday. What they did not know was the man was a bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints