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While you were away

 Homeward Street Journal - USA 17 March 2019

Imagine leaving your home and returning to find everything inside has gone. Even worse, imagine returning to your home to find it has been physically relocated with all of your precious belongings inside. For hundreds of homeless people in Sacramento, California, USA, this awful scenario has been a reality. Sacramento’s Anti-Camping Ordinance means that any tents or belongings found in parks, or streets, are confiscated by the authorities, held for a set period of time and then thrown away if not claimed. Erica Fonseca examines this cruel law and shows how complicated it is for homeless people to claim back their belongings. (1162 Words) - By Erica Fonseca


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