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Sources Summaries
The Bay Area Homeless Program
"The problem is getting worse because we are addressing at the level of symptoms, blaming homeless for their behavior, getting angry at the presence of homelessness and homeless people. We are dealing with homelessness as if it were a choice. If it’s a choice, then why are people making such poor choices?"
Bumiller, Elizabeth.  "In Wake of Attack, Giuliani Cracks Down on Homeless," The New York Times, November 20, 1999
An article that states that the homeless do not have the right to sleep on the streets and they could be arrested if they refused shelter.
Mundy, Liza. "Broken Windows," The New York Times, June 11, 2000.
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani continues his  crackdown on panhandlers.
"Cities Cold-hearted when Dealing with the Homeless," National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, January 8, 1999.
A study in 1999 states, "There continues to be a crackdown on homeless people. As the mayor focuses on quality of life violations, sweeps continue on almost a daily basis."
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, 1996

 

 

A study in 1996 stated, "Of the country’s largest cities, 19 had initiated crackdowns on the homeless in the mid-1990’s. Twenty-seven had recently engaged in police sweeps of homeless people.
Nieves, Evelyn. "Furious Debate Rages on Sleeping in Public," The New York Times, May 28, 2000.
An article that talks about the "safe sleeping zones" for the homeless in two industrial parks in Santa Cruz.
Nieves, Evelyn. "Prosperity's Losers: A special report.; Homeless Defy Cities' Drives to Move Them," The New York Times, December 7, 1999
Homeless individuals refuse to leave the streets and the police are insistent upon moving them to shelters.

Crackdowns     Shelters      Mental Illness     Poverty

About Homelessness      Unemployment         Panhandling

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