Shelter founder: Homers vs. homeless?

  • Article by: STEVE BRANDT , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 17, 2008 - 10:06 AM

As Minneapolis seeks to enforce security rules at a shelter near the new Twins park, the director says it's a ploy to force out the homeless. Homeless advocate Mary Jo Copeland claims city's out to oust her from near the new ballpark but says God will trump licensing officials.

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lanlineJun. 2, 09 9:28 PM

I've been photographing the homeless in the cities for several years. I never see any problems outside of Mary's Place - ever. Salvation Army's Harbor Light has people loitering all morning long. There is one guy that sits outside on the sidewalk, everyday - rain, snow or shine... sitting there with his knees up and his head down - as he waits until he can be readmitted in the evening. The city has started posting no trespassing signs on sidewalks and crosswalks. There is a CLEAR EFFORT TO PUSH PEOPLE AWAY. YET, they ignore the VACANT Velocity Express buildings that are littered with trash and have several homeless camps surrounding it. Not to mention the homeless camp under 394 Dunwoody exit- it's been there for years. The city does not care, it just does not want us to see the homeless near it's $$$$ - it's only an issue if it can be seen from CBS Sports SUNDAY.

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