at people's park we found that more than a dozen people were visible sleeping in the landscaping and out on the sidewalk.
people with clean records and no substance abuse problems, friends of mine, are sleeping outside. on christmas eve.
i'm calling you out berkeley interim city manager christine daniel. your christmas week eviction notice made dozens from our camp sleep on sidewalks and in alleys, separated from the only family they knew by the city municipal code. it's sickening.
being houseless isn't necessarily psychologically damaging, but being robbed of shelter and a place in a community is. shame on the city manager for evicting us.
and shame on the berkeley police officers who hit unarmed women with their clubs without warning. eviction is a nasty business. i'm writing the city! does anyone have a pen?
no more camping bans! write:
professional proliferator of classism
also: here's a photo essay of the city-mandated shutdown of the occupy eugene encampment.