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WATCH: Camping Ban In Effect - For Real This Time

Posted 06.06.2012 | Denver

Denver city councilors passed a controversial ban on "unauthorized" camping in mid-May, leading critics to argue the city had effectively criminalized...

Camping Ban In Effect.. Sort Of

Posted 05.30.2012 | Denver

After Denver city councilors passed a controversial ban on "unauthorized" camping in mid-May, critics argued the city had effectively criminalized hom...

Homeless Camping Ban Passed By City Council

Posted 05.15.2012 | Denver

A controversial ordinance to ban "unauthorized" camping in the city of Denver--a measure that specifically targets homeless people sleeping on the str...

Preliminary Homeless 'Camping' Ban Approved By Denver City Council

Posted 05.01.2012 | Denver

A proposal to ban "unauthorized" camping in the city of Denver--a measure that specifically targets homeless people sleeping on the streets--has gotte...

Denver Camping Ban Gets Delayed

Posted 04.20.2012 | Denver

On Thursday, the Denver Commission On Homelessness called for a delay on any further action on the city's proposed "unauthorized camping ban" for at l...

Camping Ban Battle Heats Up: ACLU Writes Letter To City Council

Posted 04.17.2012 | Denver

A controversial proposal to "ban unauthorized camping" in the city of Denver has gotten the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorad...

Occupy Denver's Open Letter To Hancock Over Camping Ban

Posted 04.09.2012 | Denver

Denver's City Council is considering an ordinance to "ban unauthorized camping" throughout the city, The Denver Post recently reported, and critics of...

Major City Wants To Ban Sleeping On The Street

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

A major American city wants to make it illegal to sleep on the streets. Denver's City Council is considering an ordinance to "ban unauthorized camp...

Hancock vs The Homeless On 16th Street Mall

Posted 12.24.2011 | Denver

According to a survey conducted this January, the Denver metro area's homeless population numbers are just north of 11,300. Of those, approximately 4...

WATCH: Restaurant Sparks Controversy By Employing The Homeless To Serve Alcohol

Posted 07.15.2011 | Impact

The owner describes it as a family-friendly place, but others are worried about a new restaurant that employs formerly homeless people to serve alcoho...

Society's Invisible People

Michael J. McCarthy | Posted 06.15.2011 | Denver
Michael J. McCarthy

They are victims of urban plight and inner city decay -- the poor and the downtrodden. They include the homeless, mentally ill, unwed mothers on welfare, runaway teens, ex-offenders.

They Call Themselves 'Juggalos': They Are The Faces of America's Homeless Youth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Life for the many homeless young adults in Denver, Colorado is far from what a normal 18 or 19-year-old would expect. After escaping abusive homes, th...

Denver Officials Move Out Homeless For Convention, Offering Movie Passes And Intimidation

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mary Ann West

The plan seems to have focused entirely on simply moving the homeless out of the downtown area, either by harassing them or by paying them to go to movies, museums and the zoo.