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Boston Police Destroy Wheelchairs of Homeless Residents

HeadlineAug 08, 2019

In Massachusetts, the Boston Police Department is under fire for destroying the wheelchairs of homeless residents as part of “Operation Clean Sweep,” a campaign targeting Boston’s poorest citizens. Images posted on social media show officers ordering homeless people away from Boston Medical Center before loading three wheelchairs into the back of a garbage truck and crushing them. A local activist, Cassie Hurd, tweeted, “It was heartbreaking to speak with Jarrod, who lost not only his wheelchair, but everything he owns that he keeps in his backpack. He was hit by a car last Tuesday. City of Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh —  this is inhumane & cruel.”

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