Monday, August 26, 2013

Fresno Dismantles Homeless Camps

The City of Fresno began bulldozing homeless encampments today as advocates for the homeless decried the act, calling the City’s policy callous and ineffective. The action marks a renewal of an attempt by authorities to destroy communities of homeless people who have been living in a variety of hand-built shelters at the edge of downtown Fresno. Similar camps were taken down in 2011, with most homeless residents dispersed throughout the city with nowhere else to live. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.