New York is awash in homelessness.
In the summer of 2017, more than 1,200 people were on the streets.
And they are getting sick of it.
The numbers have been rising over the past year and a half, especially in the boroughs of Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens.
It’s a symptom of the city’s growing gentrification crisis.
“It’s not just an issue of the homeless people,” says Jennifer Fauci, an assistant professor of urban planning at the City University of New York.
“They are being treated in ways that are dehumanizing and discriminatory.
Fauji says the homeless are being turned into “a sort of ‘victim’ of gentrification.” “
This is the kind of treatment that is designed to keep people on the street longer.”
Fauji says the homeless are being turned into “a sort of ‘victim’ of gentrification.”
They’re told that they’re not really people because they’re homeless, and they don’t matter.
That they can’t be counted.
The NYPD, which is responsible for policing the streets, has been understaffed and underfunded.
So while the NYPD has been doing a better job of keeping track of the homelessness, many of the units that do patrol are overwhelmed and understaffing.
New York’s homeless population is now estimated to be between 3,500 and 5,000.
As of May 2018, the NYPD was unable to provide the most recent count of the number of homeless people in New York and beyond.
Fauvi says this is not just a matter of people living in overcrowded housing, but also a matter that affects all people in the city.
“We are seeing a real loss of social capital,” she says.
“When you have a population of homeless, it’s hard to see the point of a social capital project.”
For the past two years, the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) has been filing a class action lawsuit against the NYPD, the city, and Mayor Bill de Blasio over their lack of data on homeless populations in the Bronx.
The suit alleges that the NYPD failed to track how many people were living on the same block as them, and did not take into account the possibility of homelessness spreading out to the borough of Queens.
“I feel like they have this huge blind spot in terms of understanding homelessness,” Fauri said.
“There’s no data that we can get to the point where we can tell you what’s happening on the ground.”
Furloughs, fines, and other measures The NYPD has long been criticized for its heavy-handed tactics in trying to curb homelessness.
But there’s a new trend among New York police: the practice of flouting the law to punish people for the crimes of others.
In 2015, the police department began arresting people who were deemed homeless and locking them in a facility called the Downtown Detention Center, where they are held for months.
This practice has led to a surge in people being flouted by the police.
In 2017, the number for the entire borough of Brooklyn was 679.
It is the highest since the NYPD started tracking homelessness in 1991.
The Brooklyn DA’s office says the city has spent more than $1 million to evict people who have been flouted.
“These are people who are not violent and are not mentally ill,” said Mark Borkowski, the borough’s chief of police.
“What we have been doing is flouting these laws and taking the money and putting them in the jail.”
In 2016, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office arrested and convicted people who had committed crimes such as trespassing, shoplifting, and trespassing without permission, and fined them $500 each.
The charges were thrown out on technicalities, and many of those who were arrested had already been charged with other crimes.
In 2018, a judge in Brooklyn ordered the city to give back more than 5,600 dollars to people who owed money to the city for fines, jail time, and fines for minor infractions.
This year, the judge found that nearly all of the money owed by the city was still owed.
The city agreed to refund $7,000 of the $7 million.
A number of other cases have followed, including one in which a man who had been arrested for shoplifting a $15 watch was given back the watch after a judge ordered the court to refund the amount he had already paid.
In 2016 and 2017, a number of Brooklyn police officers were suspended or fired for their actions.
In June 2017, New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill, the first black commissioner of the NYPD in over a century, fired five of his officers for allegedly falsifying arrest reports and failing to report cases of assault and battery.
O’Malley had previously appointed a former NYPD detective, Richard Rosen, to lead the department.
In a statement to the Times, Rosen said that he had