Re: Cops to get homeless training, monitoring by Atlanta Task

Tom Boland (
Thu, 21 May 1998 10:10:13 -0700 (PDT)

Leslie, for a copy of the Atlanta homeless suit and settlement with police,

Ropes & Gray [the law firm that won the settlement]
1 International Place
Boston, Ma 02110-2624
(617) 951-7000

I'd guess that the law firm might charge you for a copy, but the Atlanta
Task Force, which will be monitoring Atlanta Police, might give you info
for free:
Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
363 Georgia Avenue, SE Atlanta GA 30312
Administration: 404.230.5000, FAX: 404.589.8251
Director: Anita Beaty [email address may be wrong]
[or phone & ask for Ajit Benoit]

For general info on homeless civil rights issues, the best [USA] source is:
The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
918 F St., NW, Suite 412
Washington, DC 20004

Phone: (202) 638-2535
Fax: (202) 628-2737
Email: <>

Also, see USA's National Coalition for the Homeless
Especially see NCH's National Homeless Civil Rights Organizing Project

A good but USA-centric general site for researcing civil liberties is the
American Civil Liberties Union

If you don't have Internet access, Leslie, I'll try to post more contact
info and details on the above groups and projects.--Tom

Leslie Schentag <>
>Is there anyway of getting a copy of the suit. We have a mayor here in
>Victoria that wants to licence panhandlers and force them from the streets
>because they are an eyesore to Victoria's reputation as a vacation center.
>The businesses complain that the panhandlers are scaring away potential
>tourist dollars.
> One of the bylaws was no person shall sit, stand, lay or otherwise block
>the sidewalk, and if you had any gear it was confiscated as being
> I would like to find a way of blocking any move to discriminate against
>panhandlers and the homeless population of Victoria.
>I will try to find the articles in the Victoria Times-Colonist with
>regards to this issue.

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