Another Sunday, another Bill Maxwell column about the homeless

Jesus, will someone please remove Bill Maxwell's foot from his mouth?. The St. Petersburg Times columnist is back at it again this week with another tirade about the homeless. Well, I guess it's less a "tirade" then a little piece of self-congratulatory nonsense. For those of you that remember his last column (memory refresher here), Maxwell has his undies in a wad over the homeless ...

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In 2007, a viral video showed St. Petersburg Police slashing tents with box cutters and knives — a culmination of the city's yearlong battle with the visual signs of homelessness that began when a local advocacy group allowed homeless people to erect tents on its property.

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There are more than 50,000 homeless people in St. Petersburg, and one heated tent. That tent helped 100 people survive last winter.

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The link he has there is to a YouTube video from 2007 of the St. Pete Police slashing tents of homeless folks with box-cutters, and yeah, it isn't pretty. But I …

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"To protect and serve"? Who? St. Petersburg, FL Police cutting up homeless tents. Close. 27. Posted by 10 years ago. Archived ...

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The tent city shelter will also provide medical treatment to the homeless. The shelter, Hillsborough Hope, a name derived from a previous home shelter known as Pinellas Hope, that was raised after police officers had slashed tents at a homeless tent in downtown St. Petersburg.

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A homeless crisis. The 2007 tent city raid - police said crime and open fires had made it unsafe - became a chamber of commerce nightmare after a cellphone video of officers slashing tents …

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PETERSBURG - A homeless man was lying down in his tent across the street from a soup kitchen Friday when two police officers yanked open the tent's flap and shouted, "Get up. Get out of there." Then, the man said, the officers dragged him outside and slashed the tent…

the 13th juror: New tent city opens in St. Petersburg

That's when St. Petersburg police caused an uproar by slashing dozens of tents belonging to the homeless. Catholic Charities donated the land, the Pinellas County Commission kicked in $460,000 and charities donated $500,000 to run the camp from Dec. 1 to April 1.

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Police officers with box cutters showed up at two homeless camps and slashed the tents to the ground as residents watched in shock. The whole operation took less than 10 minutes. The raid was St. Petersburg's latest attempt to deal with the highly visible tent camps that have sprung up in recent weeks and a homeless population that is becoming ...

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All five teams are the referral point for entrance into Pinellas Hope and Safe Harbor. The St. Petersburg Team can be reached by calling 727-441-5103. Police Assisting the Homeless (PATH) non-emergency voicemail can be reached at 727-551-3783.

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St. Petersburg Police Slash Tents Of Homeless Skip directly to the full story. By STEPHEN THOMPSONand ROD CHALLENGER The Tampa Tribune Published: Jan 20, 2007 ST. PETERSBURG - A homeless man was lying down in his tent across the street from a soup kitchen Friday when two police officers yanked open the tent's flap and shouted, "Get up. Get out ...

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#2 St. Petersburg, FL On January 19, 2007, police and fire officials raided two homeless camps located near a service provider after giving encampment residents a week's notice to relocate. During the raid, police destroyed and slashed tents, ruining nearly 20. A video was posted on youtube.com showing the police cutting tents, some still ...

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Eligibility – Homeless adult men and women residing in the City of Tampa. Capacity – 100 tents (10-ft x 10-ft single occupancy) Duration – 30 days (extended to May 30; June 5 est. close date) Call 813-860-4193 for Housing Assistance

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In 2007, St. Petersburg police officers infamously slashed homeless tents to break up a downtown encampment. In the aftermath, the Diocese of St. Petersburg …

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The short-term housing experiment, paid for with more than $1 million in public and private dollars and services, is a response to the tent-slashing incident in January, when St. Petersburg police ...

American st. Petersburg Police cutting up poor homeless ...

American st. Petersburg Police cutting up poor homeless people's tents, Disgusting! page: 1. 3 2 >> log in. join. share: sadchild01. posted on Oct, 21 2008 @ 05:59 AM link ... This is kind of old news - the tent slashing actually happened somewhere back in the beginning of 2007.

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Pinellas Hope replaced a tent city in downtown St. Petersburg that was closed two years ago. Police forced residents to leave and slashed some tents. Lopez said …

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In the past, St. Petersburg's response to homelessness has swung between coddling and tent slashing. In January 2007, police using box cutters ripped apart and carted away a tent city that homeless people were using for shelter. With the arrival of …

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If the city wants to maintain good relations with the poor and homeless in the future, the homeless community needs to be involved in the decision making on anything that affects them. We don't need charity. We need solidarity. Finally, a couple recent videos of police in St. Petersburg slashing up homeless peoples' tents:

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St. Petersburg's huge homeless problem became national news when a video of its police officers with box cutters slashing up a makeshift tent city near downtown went viral.

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In 2007, police in St. Petersburg, Florida slashed tents as their former occupants watched in horror. In response to this horrible incident, a government-approved tent city called Pinellas Hope was created. Although the regulation of tent cities is a strategy often supported by homeless advocates, the approach is not immune to challenges.

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The St Petersburg police department major who gave the orders to cut up and destroy the tents of the homeless was in an interview with WTSP-TV in St Pete. Looks like Mayor Rick Baker and the police chief just let her take the fall. WTSP has a fairly long video up about it, showing all the anger it has caused in the community.

St. Petersburg Police cutting up homeless tents - YouTube

Police officers with box cutters showed up where St. Pete's tent city residents had moved and set up. The cops slashed their tents to the ground as residents...

St Petersburg Police Slash Tents of the Homeless

St. Petersburg Police Slash Tents Of Homeless Skip directly to the full story. By STEPHEN THOMPSONand ROD CHALLENGER The Tampa Tribune . Published: Jan 20, 2007 . ST. PETERSBURG - A homeless man was lying down in his tent across the street from a soup kitchen Friday when two police officers yanked open the tent's flap and shouted, "Get up.

Police Slash Tents of Homeless in St. Petersburg, Florida

Police Slash Tents of Homeless in St. Petersburg, Florida. John P. January 22, ... The mayor's office, police and fire departments were all involved. I have a feeling that there is going to be a massive class-action suit on behalf of these homeless …

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St. Pete for Peace

Cops slash tents of homeless, St. Petersburg, FL, Jan. 22, 2007. Video of tent slashings; Fox News: "St. Petersburg meanest city in the nation?" BAYNEWS 9 COVERAGE of tent slashings; Listen to "Walk On By" - new song recorded after the tent slashings Listen to Free Speech Radio, Jan. 23 coverage of situation at Tent City

Florida Tent City Offers Hope to Homeless | Street Sense Media

Florida Tent City Offers Hope to Homeless. St Petersburg, Fla. – A Florida tent city for hundreds of homeless people lies at the end of a dead-end street, but residents say they have not given up hope of a better life despite the U.S. economic downturn. The Pinellas Hope camp, 250 single-person tents in neat rows on land owned by the Catholic ...

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On the afternoon of Jan. 19, 2007, St. Petersburg police swarmed a makeshift encampment for the homeless near downtown, rousting the residents and slashing their tents with box cutters and scissors.

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0:00 / 2:17 •. Live. •. "Police officers with box cutters showed up where St. Pete's tent city residents had moved and set up. The cops slashed their tents to the ground as residents watched in shock. Now one homeless group is moving to label St. Petersburg …

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In 2007, a viral video showed St. Petersburg Police slashing tents with box cutters and knives — a culmination of the city's yearlong battle with the visual signs of homelessness that began ...

Who is responsible for tent slashing?

The Times published a story today about a hard working police officer who earned several big promotions. Buried in that story is brief mention of the infamous tent slashing incident that was captured on a video, made local headlines and went around the world. It's been viewed over 243,000 times. As a consequence of this action St. Pete police officers took the blame for a terrible decision by ...