Monday, June 14th WHILE a caring community member shared sandwiches with up to 100 hungry people in Redway- on the street- engaging in a responsible and constitutionally protected activity- the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department drove around photographing the people who were eating lunch. This is INTIMIDATION. This is profiling. There is no good reason for it.
People are scared when the Sheriff’s Department behaves this way because the Sheriff targets anyone who lives outside with very few resources. The Sheriff’s Department hunts people down while they are sleeping -out of sight- and Sheriff Deputies attempt to DISAPPEAR people who are, for instance, sitting under a tree for shade.
HOMELESS PERSONS' MEMORIAL DAY
Homelees people die from systemic violence.
Homeless people die from illnesses that affect everyone, frequently without healthcare.
Homeless people die when government policies deprive them of everything.
Homeless people die from exposure, unprotected from the heat and cold.
Homeless people die at the hands of police and civilians, in unprovoked hate crimes.
Health care is a human right.
Housing is a human right.