A report released Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California alleges widespread abuse of homeless people in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster. Sheriff’s deputies contracted by the city routinely push homeless people into the inhospitable desert, where they often face additional pressure from county officials, the report contends. AdvertisementACLU researchers said they analyzed public records, including two years of misdemeanor citations, and interviewed 53 homeless in preparing the report. Advertisement“I’m trying to create an environment where people who are disabled can thrive,” Parris said. Full payment is required before an appeal can be filed.
Source: Los Angeles Times February 23, 2021 00:35 UTC