Some private security guards in Portland still don't appear to have heard that the controversial sit/lie ordinance has been revoked.
Soapbox Under The Bridge activist Dale Hardway—who is always out and about, looking out for discrimination against homelessness by the police and private security—says he snapped a photograph of this Securitas guard outside Rite Aid at 12:30 today, after the guard asked a man who was sitting on the sidewalk outside the building to move to the other side of the sidewalk, nearest the street.
"He told me he'd just come from a meeting with the property owner and that they didn't want people leaning up against the side of the building," says Hardway. "But I told him it's too bad. That's the public right of way and he had no jurisdiction over it."
We called Securitas and eventually spoke to someone who is "looking into" the alleged incident. We'll update this post if there's a response.