At a press conference on Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the Department of Justice will open an investigation into the city of Phoenix and its police department to determine whether or not they engage in "patterns and practices" that routinely violate individuals' constitutional rights or federal law. During his opening remarks, Garland pointed to five areas of interest, including the alleged use of excessive force against Phoenix's homeless population. This is the third such investigation the DOJ has launched since the beginning of the year.
Shannon O’Brien’s daughter turns 15 years old on Wednesday, but O’Brien doesn’t know if he’ll be able to get her a birthday present this year because he receives so little from unemployment and he’s drowning in unpaid household bills. O’Brien, like millions of Americans across the country, is now dependent on the government to help make ends meet with a second stimulus bill. As more time passes, Americans don’t care how it gets done; they just want something done.
Haydon Mark Baker was already banned from sitting on the ground under a Criminal Behaviour Order.
West Midlands Police said it is believed the man was sleeping when two people poured lighter fluid on him and set him alight in the Swanswell Park and Pool area of Coventry.
Six-year-old Pearly Rose McGowan, from Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, spent Christmas Day donating goodie bags to the homeless after seeing a rough sleeper on Christmas Eve.
Deaths of rough sleepers and those in emergency accommodation rose from 482 in 2013 to 597 last year across England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
A man was caught on CCTV dropkicking a tent with two homeless people inside during a night out in Hull.
A GoFundMe page set up by Gateshead mum-of-two Alexandria Wright to help homeless man Gavin Green has already raised more than £1,000.
The Polish national claims to have been paid £89 by the group in Benidorm, Spain.
MP Stella Creasy called for change after a study showed 15% of homeless people have pulled out their own teeth because of a lack of dental services.
Police say the public should avoid giving cash to those begging on the streets.
Charlie White and Alex Macdonald, both 19, were found guilty of the murder of homeless Razvan Sirbu, 21, who was attacked with a machete in Tovil, Maidstone.
Daeyrs, eight, has been forced to spend most of his short life drifting between temporary accommodations with his mum, Dionna, after she lost her job and, subsequently, her home. Now, thanks to charity Humble Design, the pair’s house has been turned into a dream home – with a fully-furnished bedroom for Daerys.
More than 9,000 people are sleeping rough and 78,000 households are in temporary accommodation.
They workers stopped to speak to the lady, who would not give her name, and was sheltering from the cold with all her belongings in plastic carrier bags.
With no trains running from Euston until after Boxing Day, the concourse will be covered with decorations as 30 volunteers help run the event.
Homeless Louis Williams, nine, from Dartford, Kent, wrote to Father Christmas asking for a "forever home" for his family.
According to charity Street Soccer Scotland, some 41% of people said they would not stop for a chat with someone sleeping rough over safety fears.