WATCH: Police Turn Away Homeless People at Hurricane Shelters—Because They’re Homeless – Free Thought Project
A disheartening video shows homeless people attempting to check into a hurricane shelter only to be turned away by police for being homeless.
Volusia County, FL — The state of Florida has made headlines recently about how they were treating people at hurricane shelters. Last week, as the Free Thought Project reported, Florida police announced that they would arrest people for outstanding parking ticket violations if they tried to seek refuge in one of the shelters. However, that was just the beginning. A video taken of Volusia County, Florida, shows that it wasn’t just people with warrants the government was treating as second-class citizens — it was the homeless too.
In the disheartening video, several homeless people who were simply trying to seek refuge in a local shelter during the storm — after being told to go there by police — were seen being turned away by police for no other reason other than the fact that they had no house to live in.
When the men and women were asked their address when checking into the shelter and had no address to give, they were told they were not allowed at this shelter because they were homeless. Because they had no home, they had to go across town to the Salvation Army shelter.
Treating people this way is unacceptable at any time, but becomes especially so during times of an emergency. These men and women were simply trying to seek refuge, just like everybody else at the shelter. However, they were treated like second-class citizens who were disallowed from intermixing with the first-class citizens.
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