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American police arrest homeless woman for charging phone

 Street Roots - USA 16 March 2019

A homeless woman in Portland, Oregon was arrested on charges of theft after she tried to charge her phone from an outdoor private outlet. Cell phones are becoming the lifeline for people's safety on the streets, especially women. For Jackie, having a charged cell phone is essential: “Men approach me, stuff happens,” she says. Luckily her case was finally dropped by her District Attorney – a conviction would have serious repercussions for her housing applications. Street Roots reports. (1198 Words) - By Emily Green

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Cell phones are essential for many people's safety on the streets, especially women, but keeping them charged can be a challenge.  Photo: Diego Diaz

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