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Clark County Will Pay $250,000 for Trashing Homeless People's Belongings in Sweeps

by Heidi Groover "The ruling is an important reminder that people who are homeless do have constitutional rights," says the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington's Doug Honig. Ansel Herz Seattle isn't the only place in Washington State where homeless people are having their encampments cleared and their belongings trashed. After a federal court ruling this month, six homeless people affected by sweeps in Clark County will receive a total of $85,000 in damages and the county is pledging to change the way it handles homeless encampments.
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