In cities across the US it is becoming increasingly illegal to sit for too long or sleep in public.
July 21, 2014
Beat downs and arrests by police are, unfortunately, becoming a larger and larger part of the homeless culture.
Whether the dehumanization is to make way for the up and coming comic book festival or just a run of the mill sadistic police gang murder, homeless folks in the US are finding themselves in an increasingly hostile police state.
Cops in Saginaw, Michigan, who shot and killed homeless Saginaw resident Milton Hall, in firing squad fashion, during a confrontation in a shopping plaza parking lot were told this year that they won't be facing any charges. Who cares about one dead homeless guy, right?
Not only are police attacking the homeless, but they are also attacking people for helping the homeless.
In a disgusting display of totalitarianism, Daytona Police descended upon a group of Good Samaritans who were feeding homeless people in a public park last May. They were told that if they tried to come back in the park, they would be arrested.
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With an increase in unemployment and skyrocketing foreclosures stoking homelessness in the US, the government is making it harder than ever to be homeless.
Legislative measures that criminalize the terrible situation of being down on your luck are steadily increasing in the US.
As the laws to make homelessness illegal are increasing, the government facilities to help the homeless have been decreasing.
Since 2001, the U.S. has lost nearly 13 percent of its low-income housing according to a report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty that surveyed 187 cities.
As more and more people find themselves in this unfortunate situation, the government is reacting with force instead of aid.
Eighteen percent of cities now ban sleeping in public and 42% of cities ban sleeping in vehicles.
As if it's not hard enough to get a job while homeless, now it's becoming nearly impossible to hold a job long enough to get on your feet and stop being homeless.
With the ever-expanding war on the middle class by the state, the Hunger Games scenario seems to look less like fiction on a daily basis.
It is okay though, we can rest assured that Uncle Sam will have a brilliant plan up his sleeve to alleviate all this suffering...World War III perhaps?