This past Wednesday night, January 27, homeless folk were driven into the cold and rain while trying to sleep under a sheltered spot on Broward County Public Library property downtown. Only last Saturday homeless folk had told us that lately the cops were leaving them alone at that spot. The problem for these folks is compounded by Fort Lauderdale’s camping ban ordinance that the cops can pull out at their discretion, a legal truncheon that they use at their will as a tool of oppression. We know of nobody to date who’s actually been cited under this ordinance but its impact is real by virtue of its existence. Here’s some short video of that harassment from last Wed.
Second video with some narrative included: