Last week, police in Boston took to the streets for another round of their Operation Clean Sweep, to address the homeless population in the city.
What they did, though, is finally creating serious backlash. A stretch of street dubbed “Methadone Mile” is where there is a large homeless population and drug clinics and treatment centers. That was the targets area and police were recorded confiscating wheelchairs from transients and crushing them in a garbage truck. One woman,Cassie Hurd, posted that cops threw away the belongings of some of the homeless… their only possessions. She continued to document the operation and, as she called it, cruelty.
One of the wheelchairs was taken from a man named Jarrod who was struck by a car the week before. It’s his only way of getting around.
Journalist Miles Howard tweeted “The questions at the heart of #OperationCleanSweep are whether there’s dignity in being human (I believe there is) and whether government should honor that intrinsic dignity (I believe it should). [Boston Mayor Marty Walsh] has chosen to treat the homeless as subhuman trash. What do you think?”
Source: Raw Story