Disgusting. The city of New Orleans is demolishing 4500 units of public housing when there are thousands desperate for a place to live. Some activists have managed to stall the bulldozers by chaining themselves to the building. And today, when the New Orleans city council was to have a meeting where they would vote on additional public housing demolitions, the public was physically locked out of the meeting. Then, the police tasered and pepper-sprayed the people trying to get into the meeting.
I haven’t researched these events much, but it seems mighty likely that these demolished homes will be rebuilt upon by developers who will make quite a bit of money. That’s why thousands of families will have to live on the streets.
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