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Sacramento's homeless told to pack up or face fines, arrest
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Sacramento's homeless told to pack up or face fines, arrest

SACRAMENTO - A homeless community of over 100 individuals, including members of Safe Ground Sacramento and several other established encampments, has been told by city law enforcement officials to pack up and move or face ticketing,  confiscation of their belongings and arrest.

The problem, according to members of the encampment, is that there is not only no safe and legal place for them to camp, there is no place for them to go and no answers from city officials when asked where they are expected to go.

Earannando Garcias Turner, a member of the homeless encampment community put it this way, “…we are being herded, our backs are literally against the fences, where do they want us to go?”

While a few individuals have already left for personal reasons, many believe there are no longer any options and plan to stay and protest the city's actions.

A united homeless community is holding a press conference Friday, December 2, 2011  at 2:00pm at the encampment. Speakers will be on hand to explain their ongoing dilemma of having nowhere to be and the ongoing criminalization of their homeless condition by officials. 

The encampment is located on the south side of the American River next to the levee and American River Bike Trail between the end of 10th and the 12th Street bridge

 

Courtesy: Steve Watters, Safe Ground Sacramento

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