(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) JUST IN: CHP Report: That at least 62 people have been arrested as police have forcibly removed homeless people from vacant state-owned homes in El Sereno officials said in a statement on Friday according to Pasadena Star-News #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Nov.28: The conflict sparked Wednesday, when people took over several homes that had been bought by Caltrans over the years as it planned the now-defunct 710 Freeway expansion: More than 160 state-owned homes sit vacant along what was supposed to be the freeway’s corridor in El Sereno, Pasadena and South Pasadena, according to data obtained last year by the Pasadena Star-News.

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CHP says Caltrans requested its officers’ assistance after break-ins were reported at some of the El Sereno properties Wednesday: Ultimately, 21 people were arrested across Wednesday and Thursday on suspicion of trespassing and burglary: CHP says they were escorted off the property after refusing to leave “in order to allow the uninhabitable buildings to be re-secured and boarded up for public safety.”

Silver Phoenix, who went to El Sereno to support the occupiers, called CHP’s response inhumane: ” Rather than allow the community to take that effort into housing their own people, they violently removed and extracted all these families who are now wondering where they’re going to be sleeping tonight,” she said. “It’s cold: They have nowhere else to go. There’s literally someone in our friend’s car, wondering where to go.”The large CHP response was met with a mass of protesters, and 41 people were arrested Thursday evening for alleged unlawful assembly.

All those arrested were cited and released, CHP said: Members of Reclaim and Rebuild Our Community said in a video message to Gov. Gavin Newsom posted on YouTube on Wednesday that they had “peacefully moved into several state-owned empty houses.”……………..CHP responded en masse, with officers in at least 50 vehicles packing the neighborhood to begin forcibly removing people that night:

Roberto Flores, an organizer with the group, said the families involved are homeless and have been living in cars and encampments, and looking for somewhere to shelter in place during the pandemic:

On Thursday, only Ganil Hernandez and her family remained in one of the houses: ” We’re taking back this home because we need to shelter in place and because housing is a human right,” Hernandez said: Hernandez said she and her family have been unable to pay the $2,000 rent on their apartment after her partner lost his job. She said their landlord told them they will be evicted in December: ” We can not afford rent here in Los Angeles. We tried moving out of state but we couldn’t get a place there either. I’m doing what I can for my family,” she said:

Caltrans said it has been working with local governments to lease several of its available properties for use as temporary emergency shelters: It recently signed a lease with the city of Los Angeles’ Housing Authority so that 22 vacant Caltrans-owned homes in El Sereno can be used for the city’s transitional housing program: Those homes are now legally housing families who are a part of Reclaiming Our Homes, the activist group said:

#AceNewsDesk report ……………..Published: Nov.28: 2020:

#ans2020, #california, #chp, #homeless

DISGRACEFUL: ‘ FLORIDA POLICE HOUND 90 YEAR-OLD CHEF WHO FEEDS THE HOMELESS ‘

#AceNewsServices – FLORIDA – Nov.08 – This is a story l covered last week over a change of law in Florida: About a 90-year-old chef called Arnold Abbott who has hauled pans filled with roast chicken and cheese-covered potatoes onto a south Florida beach park to feed hundreds of homeless people.

Arnold P. Abbott, president of the Maureen A. Abbott Love Thy Neighbor Fund, Inc., and culinary skills training program, organisations that feed and educate the homeless, poses in the office area of More... Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

Arnold P. Abbott, president of the Maureen A. Abbott Love Thy Neighbor Fund, Inc., and culinary skills training program, organisations that feed and educate the homeless, poses in the office area of More…
Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity

For his good deeds, Abbott finds himself facing up to two months in jail and hundreds of dollars in fines after new laws that restrict public feeding of the homeless went into effect in Fort Lauderdale earlier this year.

“I’ve been fighting for the underdog all my life, so this is nothing new,” Abbott said.

He was first cited last Sunday, along with two clergymen and a volunteer from his nonprofit, Love Thy Neighbor.

On Wednesday, several police cars waited for Abbott at a downtown Fort Lauderdale park, and officers pulled aside the frail man, clad in a white chef’s coat, soon after the first plates were ready to be served.

“The ordinance does not prohibit feeding the homeless; it regulates the activity in order to ensure it is carried out in an appropriate, organized, clean and healthy manner,” Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. Seiler said in a statement.

Abbott moved to Florida from Massachusetts in 1970 and was a civil rights activist and wholesale jewelry salesman. He and his wife first began feeding the homeless on their own in 1979.

He started the foundation and feeding full time in 1991 after his wife died, in a tribute to her memory.

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#ANS2014

#chef, #feed, #homeless

#Philippines : ” Death Toll `Rises’ from `Flooding’ in Southern Philippines”

#AceWorldNews says Philippines flood death toll rises to 56 as the death toll from flooding in the southern Philippines according to a National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council report.
A further 10 people are reported missing with 83 wounded. More than 180 thousand have been left homeless as a result of two weeks of torrential rains.
This tropical depression dubbed Lingling is the year’s first and has caused floods and landslides on the island of Mindanao.

#acedisasternews, #death, #flooding, #homeless, #philippines, #wounded

Manchester cave dwellers: Out of sight, out of mind – Comment – Voices – The Independent

Not virtual reality any more but real life!

Not virtual reality any more but real life!

When you read articles like this one you think you must be reading a story from the third world, maybe Bangladesh or similar! But NO this is about homeless men and women living close to Stockport, Greater Manchester, that’s right, here in the UK!

Yesterday l heard about Ipsos awards a 15% pay rise to people on salaries of £66,000 or more, as they cannot live on this amount!

Trying living on the streets of Greater Manchester for a while and see how that feels!

But of course we have a government and a Chancellor who says we are in in this together, well these two small comparisons, show that we are not and it is a lie! Of course well is it not this government that coined the word #austerity, well let them have their cake and eat it, and may it taste foul in their mouths, as the come to terms with what other people suffer!

Oh l know some that will read this post and this excellent article and say we cannot change these people they are oblivious to other peoples pain, but l say this that one man started a revolution and his name was Jesus and as the story goes he will return!

Or maybe just maybe he is watching all this and already preparing for his “Second Coming” when these people will be judged that judged others wanting!

Manchester cave dwellers: Out of sight, out of mind – Comment – Voices – The Independent.

The cost of just hiring a deputy to assist the GM’s Police Chief during these times of #austerity

#justice4people, #secondcoming, #bangladesh, #england, #greater-manchester, #greater-manchester-police, #homeless, #ipsos, #jesus, #manchester, #stockport, #unjust