Difficult as it often is to believe, the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has not yet been annulled and is still in effect. It goes like this: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches...

Possessions Inspire Strong Emotions

In May of 2015, there were two remarkably similar incidents, one in Fort Collins, Colorado, at the nonprofit Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope. On the premises was a storage pod filled with the belongings of 58 people experiencing homelessness. Also operating...

A Sad Loss — Michael Stoops

This month of May 2017 began with a much-grieved death on its very first day. Michael Stoops was a legendary figure in the world of anti-homelessness activism and a person of extraordinary commitment. Megan Hustings, Director of the National Coalition for the Homeless...

When Homelessness Is Criminalized

For Alternet.org, Ebony Slaughter-Johnson wrote: In communities all over the country, police are strongly incentivized — by federal grant conditions and local budgetary constraints alike — to make arrests and issue fines as frequently as possible. After such a...