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Judge Orders Some Assholes to Hand Over $400K They Raised for a Homeless Man Judge Orders Some Assholes to Hand Over $400K They Raised for a Homeless Man

This is an example of extreme assholery corrected thanks to the judicial system.

Richest Man Alive Still Winning War on Poor People  Richest Man Alive Still Winning War on Poor People 

It seems that Amazon, a company valued at $768 billion and owned by the richest man alive, has succeeded in pressuring the Seattle City Council to take up a repeal of a business tax meant to fund relief for the city’s growing homelessness and housing crisis. A crisis caused, in no small part, by Amazon.

Amazon Extremely Mad That Seattle Wants It to Pay Taxes to Help Fund Affordable Housing  Amazon Extremely Mad That Seattle Wants It to Pay Taxes to Help Fund Affordable Housing 

If you’re a resident of Seattle or have traveled to the Pacific Northwest metropolis recently, you probably noticed two unavoidable things: Amazon has made its massive presence felt, and there’s an ongoing homelessness crisis that shows no signs of slowing. A new tax might change that.

New York City's Homeless Girl Scout Troop Just Pulled off an Epic Cookie Sale  New York City's Homeless Girl Scout Troop Just Pulled off an Epic Cookie Sale 

A little over a year after its founding, Troop 6000–New York City’s beloved Girl Scout troop specifically for homeless girls–finally held its first cookie sale, to great fanfare and throngs of customers. “They have been wanting to do this for so long,” Corinthia Fludd, Troop 6000’s recruiting specialist, says on the …

A Look at NYC's First Girl Scout Troop for Homeless Kids A Look at NYC's First Girl Scout Troop for Homeless Kids

It’s tough to find hope amid New York City’s homelessness crisis, currently at levels not seen since the Great Depression. The ultra-posh skyscraper condos seem never to quit barreling into the skyline, at the expense of entire neighborhoods and affordable housing. This week, though, a story in the New York Times …

Woman Found with Parts of Fetus in Her Purse Says She Miscarried and Was Turned Away From Hospital  Woman Found with Parts of Fetus in Her Purse Says She Miscarried and Was Turned Away From Hospital 

A San Antonio woman being arrested on drug charges last week made waves of news when officers searched her purse and found the remains of an eight-week-old fetus. As you might expect, there’s a deeply tragic backstory there: the woman, Bernadette Rivera, told a local news station she had a miscarriage and was unable…

Virginia Becomes First State to End Veteran Homelessness Virginia Becomes First State to End Veteran Homelessness

On Wednesday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the state had reached a groundbreaking milestone: it effectively ended homelessness among military veterans.

New York City to Finally Provide More Emergency Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims  New York City to Finally Provide More Emergency Shelter for Domestic Violence Victims 

For the first time since 2009, New York City is planning to add more beds in emergency and transitional shelters for victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence is believed to be one of the driving forces behind the city’s skyrocketing homelessness problem, along with mental illness and unemployment.

Texas Woman Fined for Feeding the Homeless Cites Religious Freedom Law  Texas Woman Fined for Feeding the Homeless Cites Religious Freedom Law 

Joan Cheever, a San Antonio woman who’s been feeding the homeless for the past decade, is arguing that Texas’ religious freedom law should protect her from the $2,000 fine she’s facing for her charitable work. Cheever was cited by police last week for handing out food in a local park. She argues the Religious Freedom…

Homeless Women Are Often Denied the Simple Luxury of Pads and Tampons Homeless Women Are Often Denied the Simple Luxury of Pads and Tampons

Of the all the extreme challenges faced by homeless people, the lack of access to menstruation products is one that, for many homeless women, is among the worst and most humiliating.

Homeless Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids in Car During Job Interview Homeless Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids in Car During Job Interview

Shanesha Taylor, a mother of two from Scottsdale, Arizona, was called in for a job interview last week. Because she's homeless and doesn't have access to childcare, she had to leave her six-month-old and 2-year-old in the car with the windows cracked while she did the interview. While she was gone, police were called…

Colbert Sticks It to the Homeless with 'Homeless for the Holidays' Colbert Sticks It to the Homeless with 'Homeless for the Holidays'

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and John Stossel have dedicated much of the holiday season to fighting against the worthy cause of homelessness — I'm, sorry. Did I say "homelessness?" Because what I meant to say was that they've dedicated much of the holiday season to fighting against the homeless — as in the people who don't…

State Rep 'Fixes' Homelessness by Smashing Homeless People's Stuff State Rep 'Fixes' Homelessness by Smashing Homeless People's Stuff

Hawaii State Representative Tom Brower is plum fed up with homeless people, all homelessing around on the streets not having homes, right out there where good homeful people can see them. It's like, UGH, why don't they just go ho—er, um, nm. Fortunately for everyone (oh, except for the victims of the social travesty…

'Gritty' Homelessness Tour Guarantees Unforgettable Adventure 'Gritty' Homelessness Tour Guarantees Unforgettable Adventure

Homelessness is badass, according to this guided three day "sub-urban adventure" tour of the "gritty underbelly" of Seattle, which can be yours for $2,000.

Homeless Teenage Girl Graduates as Valedictorian, Is a Total Badass Homeless Teenage Girl Graduates as Valedictorian, Is a Total Badass

What was your excuse for not being valedictorian of your high school graduating class? Mine was Law & Order. Those weekday marathons sucked me in within minutes, and before I knew it, it was 11pm and all I had learned about human anatomy was what Detective Briscoe and the medical examiner had discussed over the dead…

New York Police Officer Buys Shoes for Barefoot Homeless Man, Says 'I Knew I Had to Help' New York Police Officer Buys Shoes for Barefoot Homeless Man, Says 'I Knew I Had to Help'

Stop the presses — there's some heartwarming news coming out of the NYPD! Yesterday, a photo depicting an unknown New York City cop giving a pair of winter boots to a homeless man went viral after the woman who took it (a tourist and fellow police officer from Arizona) posted the picture to the NYPD's Facebook page…

San Francisco Aims to Limit Panhandling Through the Power of Adorable Puppies San Francisco Aims to Limit Panhandling Through the Power of Adorable Puppies

While San Francisco is known for being one of the most dog-friendly cities in the United States, the city has recently seen a spike in the number of abandoned dogs brought into area animal shelters, with 2,424 dogs taken in in the last fiscal year, compared to 1,939 in 2008. Equally distressing, San Francisco has long…

New Homeless-Inspired Fashion Spread Is Super Tasteful! New Homeless-Inspired Fashion Spread Is Super Tasteful!

Oh, look: it's fashion, engaging with the social issues of the day again! Are you a homeless poor? Do you sleep on a flattened cardboard box? Do you tote your possessions from place to place in recycled shopping bags? You've just gone into style, darling.

Porn Site Accused Of Exploiting Homeless Men In "Beatdowns" Porn Site Accused Of Exploiting Homeless Men In "Beatdowns"

Today in news that will make you lose your faith in humanity: two homeless men are suing a porn producer, alleging that his company recruited them to get savagely beaten on camera.

Woman Donates Wedding Banquet From Canceled Wedding To The Hungry

A Colorado's woman's wedding was called off at the last minute, so the banquet was turned into a dinner for people in need. Hollywood bridal movie spinners, take note.

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