Monthly Archive: August 2015

Aug 26

Street Blues, A View Through Music

Aug 26

How To Help!

Are you interested in doing something for the homeless in the Bay Area? Take a look at the St. Mary’s Center in Oakland. The non-profit center, providing services to the elderly and minor(under 18) homeless, has been helping the Bay Area for the past 25 years and has the Bay’s only Senior Shelter. They always …

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Aug 26

House Keys Not Handcuffs

House Keys Not Handcuffs has become a powerful slogan for homeless rights activists around the country. Paul Boden, previously homeless, is the author of a book with the slogan as the title. He has been an activist for the past decade and a half. Below is a PBS interview with Paul, discussing the book and …

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Aug 26

Homeless Slide Show

[Show thumbnails] Images of Berkeley homeless people.

Aug 26

Video Trailer!

Aug 17

Sheltered Vs. Unsheltered

These eye-popping stats show how unique California’s Homeless population is currently.

Aug 17

Another Example of Aggressive Policing

http://sfist.com/2015/08/17/video_homeless_amputee_taken_down_b.php SFPD uses force on a homeless man with a prosthetic leg. You can see an officer with his knee on the prosthetic. The man repeatedly pleads for him to get off of him.

Aug 17

Understanding the Vocabulary

Every subject and sub-topic has its own vocabulary and lexicon. The major organizations that track and report on homelessness have loosely agreed on certain terms and their definitions as it relates to the topic. To keep all the following posts standardized and relevant, these terms will be used henceforth in lieu of non-industry lexicon. The …

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Aug 12

Torture

I have heard many homeless complain about being roused by the police. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/218976884″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

Aug 12

Progress!

  Below is an article from the SFist.com news site. The willingness of the Justice Department to prosecute Michael Lewelling in the beating of a disabled homeless man is a baby step in the right direction.¬†What I love about this piece is that it unintentionally highlights the decline of the Blue Wall of Silence. For …

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