Thursday, August 01, 2013


Civil Beat: When Does a Sweep Become a Raid?

by Larry Geller

A well-written article over at Civil Beat. Check it out. Snipping would spoil it, just mouse yourself over.

Civil Beat notes that other media have been using the word “sweep” to describe the, well, raids, on homeless encampments in Honolulu.

I’ve used “raid.”

City's container for colostomy bagsWhen city workers swoop in, throw colostomy bags, medicine, personal ID and other belongings into a garbage truck, that’s a cruel, inhuman, disgusting raid.

The garbage truck in this pic has exactly those items in it, according to those I interviewed in a park on S. King St.


When the height of the goose stepping exceeds 18 inches.

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