Yesterday, an RTA bus driver committed a vicious and unprovoked attack on a homeless patron. As Donte Halsey attempted to exit a bus in Public Square, the bus driver ordered him to the back of the bus to pick up some discarded bus schedules. When Mr. Halsey did not comply, the driver prevented Mr. Halsey from exiting by closing the doors.
NEOCH Press Releases
The newest edition of the Cleveland Street Chronicle is now available for purchase! There are many fascinating articles for readers to enjoy. Included in this edition is a homeless survey asking, “What they found surprising when they first became homeless?”
The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless will host its Annual Meeting to review 2012 in the NEOCH Conference Room on March 20, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. and will present State Senator Nina Turner our Advocate of the Year for all her work on protecting the right to vote.
Greater Cleveland has an amazing network of shelters in place to assure that no one is forced to sleep outside, but the family shelters are not doing enough to take away the fear factor from being homeless. Cuhahoga County and the Office of Homeless Services have not enforced the prohibition on discharges to the streets.
When a select group of people is targeted with violence and brutality, it’s usually considered a hate crime—except if the victims are homeless.