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

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Thu, 21 May 1998 10:10:13 -0700 (PDT)


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

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:

http://www.leveller.org/
Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
363 Georgia Avenue, SE Atlanta GA 30312
Administration: 404.230.5000, FAX: 404.589.8251
Director: Anita Beaty abeaty@leveller.org [email address may be wrong]
[or phone & ask for Ajit Benoit]

For general info on homeless civil rights issues, the best [USA] source is:

http://www.nlchp.org/
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: <nlchp@nlchp.org>

Also, see USA's National Coalition for the Homeless http://www.aclu.org/
Especially see NCH's National Homeless Civil Rights Organizing Project
http://www2.ari.net/home/nch/nhcrop.html

A good but USA-centric general site for researcing civil liberties is the
American Civil Liberties Union http://www.aclu.org/.

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 <wy497@victoria.tc.ca>
>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
>"chattels".
> 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.
>thanks
>Gremlin


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