"He who dares not offend cannot be honest."
― Thomas Paine
Portland Police Are Planning the Toughest Campsite Crackdown in Years, Starting Next Week
by Dirk VanderHart
Portland police are planning their most intensive crackdown on homeless camping in years, saying complaints over "entrenched" homelessness have reached a tipping point. Beginning Tuesday and extending into June, officers will target encampments throughout the city's Central Eastsideódemanding campers take down their tents, and pushing social services on them.
link to m.portlandmercury.com
Next week we should protest in front of the den of sulfur, (City Hall) during lunch hour, pass the word. Pitch folks, are cool. Hales needs to hear from all of us. I will be there about noon, damn these shits! char-lie-the-hales phone number is 503-823-4120, just leave a message he and his staff are too cowardly to answer the phone. You must call, they are claiming they are only responding to complaints, let's call with our complaints about lack of action to help and not punish the houseless. Make the call or get out of the way and be a "wootz."
1. Set up storage area downtown where people can store their sleeping gear and pick it up at night
2. 2. Set us porter-potties around city hall and downtown.
3. Pass a resolution endorsing the Homeless Bill of Rights.
4. Meet monthly with a group of homeless/housless citizens to understand what they need.
These are simple and very inexpensive things the city can do now, not tomorrow but now.