28 January 2009
In London, UK, a recent tactic to "relocate" the homeless is the washdown. Homeless people, and the places they go to sleep, are hosed down until sleeper and sleeping location are thoroughly drenched. Apparently this is even done in cold weather. The belief is that hosing down the homeless will "encourage" them to "move on." There is no provision or protocol that creates a location to which the inundated homeless can go. Stop The Washdown is a group on Facebook.com that advocates against such practices. They accept new members from all over the globe.
Posted by David Carney at 20:56