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Los Angeles May Stop Letting Police Steal Homeless People’s Belongings

Los Angeles May Stop Letting Police Steal Homeless People’s Belongings

 
 

Los Angeles May Stop Letting Police Steal Homeless People’s Belongings

By Bryce Covert, 3/21/16

Judy Coleman has to do a lot to survive day-to-day. She lives on the streets of Los Angeles, which means she doesn’t have stable shelter from cold nights. She also suffers from multiple health conditions, including diabetes, severe arthritis, high blood pressure, and respiratory problems, all of which require taking medications and using medical equipment such as a walker and a monitor to check her blood sugar levels.

But in February, the city police arrested her after accusing her of owning an illegal shopping cart she contends wasn’t even hers. She says she asked the police to let her get her medication and use her walker, but the officers refused, taking her to a jail where she was held for two days. She was released on a Sunday without her medications or other personal property, and she says could only claim her things, described as “multiple” bags and put in an off-site storage facility, on Tuesday. Even in the city, overnight temperatures can dip below the point at which people are in danger of getting hypothermia. A few days after she was released, she developed pneumonia and was hospitalized after sleeping outside without a tent or a blanket.

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