Little Rock, AR -- Homelessness... It's an unfortunate reality in cities across the country. Sure there are programs out there willing to do all they can to help.
But in South Carolina homeless people are being told they now have a choice: leave downtown or be arrested.
The Columbia city council recently passed a new plan that gives police the authority to arrest homeless people from the downtown business district. The city also set up a hotline, so if anyone sees a homeless person, they can alert authorities.
But hey, the city did partner with a shelter, located on the outskirts of town. However, the shelter only has 240 beds and there are an estimated 15-hundred homeless people in the city.
And other note, those who do go to the shelter, are not allowed to walk off the premises.
If they want to leave they have to get permission and are then shuttled somewhere in a van.
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