Pat Simon has been hearing one thing a lot recently: When it comes to homeless camps in Seattle — where more people now live outside than New York City — police officers say their hands are tied. The Seattle Times’ Project Homeless is funded by BECU, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Campion Foundation, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Schultz Family Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Seattle Mariners, and Starbucks. The Seattle Times maintains editorial control over Project Homeless content. · Find out more about Project Homeless She’s not sure if that’s true. That’s what she reads in blogs and Facebook groups she’s joined, where some speculate that the mayor or someone in city government has quietly issued police officers a “stand-down order” to not enforce laws against camping. This summer we asked readers what they wanted to understand about homelessness, and Simon’s … [Read more...] about Why are the police not enforcing the laws against camping in Seattle’s parks and streets?
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In his opening monologue, Stephen Colbert also goofed on testimony in the trial against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort Phil Hornshaw, provided by Published 10:32 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Colbert: Trump Campaign Collusion ‘Only a Crime If You Enforce the Laws of the United States’ 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Stephen Colbert continued to mock Donald Trump on “The Late Show” for his tweets that acknowledged his son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian official to get information on Hillary Clinton. “The president is still dealing with the fallout from his disastrous Twitter confession that his campaign colluded with the Russians in Trump Tower, when he admitted that the meeting was about getting dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russians — which, I know, is only a crime if you enforce the laws of the United States,” Colbert joked in his … [Read more...] about Colbert: Trump Campaign Collusion ‘Only a Crime If You Enforce the Laws of the United States’
… If we come together, we can resolve the situation swiftly and ensure these children are kept with their families.’ Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed his recent trip to the Texas-Mexico border and the Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act, legislation to ensure immigrant families can stay together while they await their court proceedings. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here. “I traveled there to tour two facilities in Brownsville, along with Senator Cruz, that housed young children, some very young, some up to 18, just under 18 years of age, that are being sheltered after their parents crossed illegally into the United States.” “After touring these facilities in Brownsville and meeting with various federal agency officials and nongovernmental organizations and local elected officials at the Weslaco border … [Read more...] about Cornyn Calls on Democrats to Join Effort to Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law
close Video Sessions defends zero tolerance immigration policy Attorney general goes on 'The Ingraham Angle' to discuss the border controversy. Sessions also addresses subpoenaed documents. Attorney General Jeff Sessions forcefully rebuked critics who fault the Trump administration for the separation of illegal immigrant families at the border, saying that the Obama administration's policies are partially to blame. Speaking to Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle" Monday night, Sessions said illegal immigrants have taken advantage of the U.S. "We have watched what happened with the Obama policies, and over years, we went from 15,000 illegal entries to 75,000 -- this is a huge loophole in our system that's attracting more and more people, as more and more people understand that, under previous policies, if they enter the country unlawfully, that nothing will happen," Sessions said. The attorney general denied that children are being abused or kept in inhumane conditions, saying … [Read more...] about Sessions rebukes critics who compare border situation to Nazi Germany: ‘Fundamentally, we’re enforcing the law’
Sarah stands under the Interstate 393 overpass near the Friendly Kitchen, where trash was left by a homeless person, on Wednesday, April 19, 2018. Sarah, who lives in the north end of Concord, said she understands the complexities of the problem of homelessness. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff Debby Eckland cries at the prospect of losing the area that she cleared out to live near the Friendly Kitchen on Wednesday, April 19, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff Debby Eckland stands in the thicket she cleared out to live near the Friendly Kitchen but was kicked out by a homeowner who lives nearby. A law enforcement sweep to clear homeless people out of areas of Concord is coming soon, and the homeless community is on high alert. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff By RAY DUCKLER Monitor columnist Thursday, April 19, 2018 Print Ray Duckler Homeless Friendly Kitchen camping areas All things considered, Debby Eckland’s former home was really quite cozy.She … [Read more...] about While the police enforce the law, Concord’s homeless people search for a home