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Under eyes of the law, homeless people lack right to exist

We may think that the U.S. Constitution provides us with inalienable rights and equal protection under the law. But the truth, as Judge William Alsup made clear Tuesday in a hearing about evicting homeless people from the otherwise-unused land BART owns in South Berkeley known as “Here There,” is that
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Neil McClintick

Without the privilege of stability

Community-less College

UC Berkeley transfer student Begonia Herbert was only five years old when her mother left because of her father’s physical abuse, setting a haunting precedent of familial strife.
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“I hate you too”

Homelessness is far from unfamiliar to a Londoner, but there was no denying that seeing the dominating presence of street people on Shattuck Avenue, in a town that is “on vacation,” is enough to make anyone susceptible to consciously recognizing its signs.
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Callous Franchesca Spektor

Poetry: “Callous”

Unswathed by ends I begin to drink in My desperate strolls past beer-battered bums Whose outcast hands, blackened with grime, match mine Which likewise are black with ink from the news That isn’t news when life gets old, and beer Is all that’s left to drink in from it.  
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