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Stop-gap sweeps don’t fix problem


    Homeless camper Baby Filisi rides in a makeshift cart packed with her belongings pulled by a friend with a moped as HPD and the City & County of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance workers appeared on the streets near Kaka’ako Waterfront Park to sweep the sidewalks of belongings of the homeless people living along Ohe Street and Olomehani Street, Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

The routine sweeps of homeless encampments seem necessary as a stop-gap measure — especially when they are located in areas where continued wear-and-tear on infrastructure can pose a serious public risk. Read more

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