[Sayma-Discuss] Fw: Columbia, SC, Exiling the Homeless from Downtown

Mike Shell bright_crow at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 25 15:25:19 EDT 2013


      Friends,

      This is very distressing...and it’s something I know the City of Jacksonville government is longing to do also.

      Mike
     
                  South Carolina City Approves Plan to Exile its Homeless
                 
                  Scott Keyes, News Investigation: Many homeless people in Columbia, South Carolina are facing an arduous choice: vacate downtown or be arrested. That’s because last week, the Columbia City Council unanimously approved a new plan—the Emergency Homeless Response—to remove homeless people from the downtown business district. Here’s how the initiative, which was spearheaded by Councilman Cameron Runyan (D), will work. Police officers will now be assigned to patrol the city center and keep homeless people out. 

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