(Jack Morse) The newly created Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing is set to begin the process of removing every single homeless encampment in the city — tent by tent. CBS 5 reports that the department’s deputy director, Sam Dodge, laid out this goal in conversation with the channel at the same time as SFPD Northern Station Captain John Jaimerena was telling Hoodline that his officers have no plans to take down encampments as it isn’t illegal to be homeless.
“We’ve seen an increase in encampments in the Mission district between 14th street and 19th street and South Van Ness and Harrison,” Dodge told CBS 5. “To try to go person by person, offer everyone at least shelter so that we can resolve an encampment.”
When pressed by CBS 5 if to “resolve an encampment” meant “taking them down,” Dodge replied, “yeah, that’s right.”
(Daily Mail Reporter) A couple is suing a health center for ‘wrongful birth’ after a prenatal test intended to pick up whether a foetus has Down syndrome failed – and their daughter was born with the condition.
Ariel and Deborah Levy, from Portland, Oregon, who have two other children, said in a lawsuit they would have aborted their daughter Kalanit – who is now four – if they had known.
They are suing Legacy Health in North Portland, which they claim conducted a botched test, for $3 million – the amount they believe they will have to pay over Kalanit’s lifetime for her care.