Imagine if government agents came to your home with little or no warning and took everything you own – throwing most of it away and providing only a phone number for info on what you can get back. For people living outdoors, this horrifying scenario is too often a reality.
No matter what you call home, the Constitution applies to everybody. Unfortunately, cities and counties continue to pass laws that undermine basic human rights for people who are unhoused. Laws against encampments, storing property on public property, and trespassing expose the privacy of their homes, cause people to be evicted from their dwellings, and result in the destruction of their belongings.
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QUESTION 2: True or False. After a sweep is conducted, all people who were living at the encampment are able to move into a shelter.