Debate over Orlando's homeless laws
spreads nationwide -- and beyond
"Orlando works hard to conjure the image of a true-life Pleasantville: a safe, welcoming place where visitors can soak up year-round sunshine and devour choreographed experiences at palm-ringed theme parks. But its spotless sidewalks, sparkling lakes and twinkling skyline belie a real city with real maladies -- most notably, a surging homeless population that authorities are struggling to control."That's the drift of an Associated Press report by Todd Lewan that is being published in newspapers from London to Wyoming.
Among the links (186 at last count): the Boston Herald, the Union Tribune in San Diego, Newsday in New York, the Los Angeles Times, the Charlotte Observer, the Guardian in London, the Kansas City Star, the Times Union in Albany, N.Y., the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, the Denver Post, the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho, the Ottawa Herald in Canada, the International Herald Tribune in France, the Casper Star Tribune in Wyoming and the Washington Post.
Chelsea England of Orlando Food Not Bombs serves dinner to Krystal Coleman. AP Photo by Joanne Carole.