City pays for destroying
homeless people's property
When Orlando city workers seized the property of homeless people back in November, they took everything but this Bible left on the sidewalk. Apparently they couldn't bring themselves to throw away a Bible -- but they did destroy medications, identification papers, family photographs, work tools, blankets and clothes.
Photo by me
Homeless people whose property was seized by the Los Angeles police and other city employees and then destroyed have received a cash payment as a result of the settlement of a class-action lawsuit.
The sweep took place on Venice Beach in September 2004.
The settlement also includes an order requiring the city to hold removed property for 90 days.
Read more here.