Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sacramento Homeless Take City To Court Over Seizure Of Possessions
Sacramento Homeless Take City To Court Over Seizure Of Possessions: "The rare case highlights the often untold struggles of homeless Americans attempting to create makeshift homes for themselves in a climate where law enforcement policies target them and their rights are ambiguous.
The civil class action lawsuit brought before federal court represents all homeless people in Sacramento whose possessions were taken in police sweeps since 2005, The Sacramento Bee reports. The period of time includes the highly publicized closure of the 'Tent City' homeless encampment.
Approximately 20 people are expected to testify, but the case touches many more. So far, over 60 homeless men and women have filed depositions and the case could end up including 2,000 plaintiffs total, KCRA reports."