One of the realities that every homeless person faces is a potential encounter with local law enforcement.
There are numerous reasons why these types of encounters occur. And, to be sure, there are those homeless who do bring it upon themselves.
Then there are those times when these "run-ins" with the law happen because local law enforcement officials behave in an overly zealous manner. Unfortunately, these latter types seldom end on a good note and either come close to being – or actually are – nothing less than police harassment. (more…)