2018/07/06/Portland has criminalized poverty and mental illness

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AuthorKaia Sand +
Page typeLink +
SiteStreet Roots +
Summary“Now we know: More than half of the
“Now we know: More than half of the people arrested in Portland last year were homeless. [...] The ACLU of Oregon issued a report last year documenting 224 laws around the state that target people who are homeless. It identified laws that target people for sleeping in public places, for begging for money and for loitering. In other words, ACLU of Oregon researchers identified laws that matter only if you are homeless.”
at matter only if you are homeless.” +
Thing typeArticle +
TitleDirector’s Desk: Portland has criminalized poverty and mental illness +
Title/shortPortland has criminalized poverty and mental illness +
TopicUS/OR/Portland +, Poverty +, Mental illness + and Criminalization +
When postedJuly 6, 2018 +
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http://news.streetroots.org/2018/07/06/director-s-desk-portland-has-criminalized-poverty-and-mental-illness +