Ruthie Benjamin 
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Re: “Homeless in My Hometown

Blabby - you could actually be partly right, as there are a lot of people couch-surfing, women hide for various reasons and for various other reasons there are many people not counted when they do the actual count. There are many who are missed because they're not in the regular places that they check.

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Posted by Ruthie Benjamin on 04/25/2014 at 1:46 PM

Re: “"This Is Not About Homelessness," Mayor Hales Says. "It's About Lawlessness."

Regarding that lower photo to the right, I was there (in the pic actually) and caption "More police contact on SW 4th. No one was arrested." Yes - no one was arrested - because they had simply been told to move what was on the sidewalk - the only reason it was there was because the landscapers came and then they had to turn on the water after they finished trimming. They (workers) warned people and so they moved things to the street until it was finished - which was just about the time Mayor Hales was to speak - then a cop car drove up and told them to clear it - which they did (I was there) and they moved their things back in the TS Plaza, which is legal. I see several assumptions within this article, but perhaps I heard things differently - I'll have to watch the video I made of this talk.

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Posted by Ruthie Benjamin on 08/08/2013 at 11:56 PM

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