MEDIA

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Freedom Sleepers Short Film

by Israel Dawson

https://vimeo.com/165528373

Freedom Sleepers Continue to Face Harsh Winter Weather

by Alex Darocy

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/12/15/18794699.php

 

 

FREEDOM SLEEPERS CASES GO TO COURT

BY ROBERT NORSE

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/06/22/18787930.php

FREEDOM SLEEPERS CELEBRATE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY

BY STEVE PLEICH

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/freedom-sleepers-anniversary-in-santa-cruz/

10TH ANNUAL SOCIAL DOCUMENTATION THESIS DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

Film by Freedom Sleeper Videographer Israel Dawson to be shown on June 8

http://film.ucsc.edu/news_events/2016/05/18/10th_annual_social_documentation_thesis_documentary_screening

FREEDOM SLEEPOUT #46 SOLDIERS ON

BY ROBERT NORSE

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/05/24/18786813.php

COMMUNITY SLEEPOUT #45

BY ALEX DACROCY

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/05/20/18786594.php

FREEDOM SLEEPERS CONTINUE TO SLEEP OUT AT SANTA CRUZ CITY HALL

BY ALEX DAROCY

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/05/15/18786432.php

THE RELATIVE MERITS OF A TASK FORCE ON HOMELESSNESS

BY STEVE PLEICH

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/04/08/18784970.php

SLEEPING BAN DEFEAT IN SANTA CRUZ RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

BY STEVE PLEICH

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/sleeping-ban-defeat-in-santa-cruz-raises-many-questions/

COMMUNITY SLEEPOUT #39

BY ALEX DAROCY

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/04/10/18785110.php

BUSINESS AS USUAL: SCPD TARGETS HOMELESS AFTER CITY COUNCIL RE-AFFIRMS CAMPING BAN

BY ALEX DAROCY

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/03/12/18783934.php

PROPOSAL TO REMOVE SLEEP FROM SANTA CRUZ CAMPING BAN A NO GO

BY JESSICA YORK

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20160308/proposal-to-remove-sleep-from-santa-cruz-camping-law-a-no-go

SANTA CRUZ CITY COUNCIL VOTES DOWN CHANGE TO SLEEPING BAN LAW

BY ZH

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/03/09/18783787.php

DAY OF RECKONING FOR RIGHT TO SLEEP IN SANTA CRUZ

BY STEVE PLEICH

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/day-of-reckoning-for-right-to-sleep-in-santa-cruz/

PROPOSED CAMPING BAN AMENDMENT SET FOR MARCH 8 COUNCIL HEARING

BY STEVE PLEICH

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/23/18783234.php

INDIVIDUALS DISPLACED IN DOWNTOWN SWEEPS JOIN FREEDOM SLEEPERS PROTEST

BY ALEX DAROCY

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/25/18783321.php

BELL V. BOISE STILL CASTS SHADOW OVER SANTA CRUZ

BY FREEDOM SLEEPERS

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/02/09/18782787.php

SLEEPING SHOULD NOT BE AGAINST THE LAW

BY REV. DAVID GRIMSHAW-JONES

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/20160213/the-rev-david-grishaw-jones-sleeping-should-not-be-against-the-law

SANTA CRUZ ACTIVISTS JOIN TOGETHER TO DEFEND THE RIGHT TO SLEEP

BY STEVE PLEICH

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/santa-cruz-activists-join-together-to-defend-right-to-sleep/

IN THE SHADOW OF BELL V. BOISE

BY STEVE PLEICH http://www.thestreetspirit.org/in-the-shadow-of-bell-v-boise/

SLEEPOUTS AT SANTA CRUZ CITY HALL ADVANCE TO 2016

BY ALEX DAROCY https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/01/08/18781626.php

WINTER PUTS CHILL ON SANTA CRUZ HOMELESS PROTEST BY MEMORY LINGERS

BY JESSICA A. YORK http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/social-affairs/20151219/winter-puts-a-chill-on-santa-cruz-homeless-protest-but-memory-lingers

ON HOMELESSNESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN SANTA CRUZ

BY TERRY MESSMAN http://www.thestreetspirit.org/on-homelessness-and-human-rights-in-santa-cruz/

EL NINO VS THE FREEDOM SLEEPERS: THE 24TH WEEK

BY TOBY NIXON AND ROBERT NORSE

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/12/21/18781179.php

22nd COMMUNITY SLEEPOUT

BY ALEX DAROCY https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/12/14/18780968.php

POLICE MAKE ONE ARREST AT FREEDOM SLEEPERS SLEEPOUT #20

BY zh

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/11/26/18780377.php

BEFORE THE DELUGE

BY LINDA LEMASTER

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/before-the-deluge-freedom-sleepers-confront-a-flood-tide-of-homelessness-in-santa-cruz/

TEMPERATURES DROP AT 17TH FREEDOM SLEEPERS COMMUNITY SLEEPOUT

BY zh

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/11/04/18779658.php

LOCAL ACLU APPEALS FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO CHALLENGE CAMPING BAN

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/10/16/18778912.php

ANAHEIM TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS ENFORCEMENT OF CAMPING BAN

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/10/15/55062/anaheim-temporarily-stops-enforcing-anti-camping-l/

SAFE SLEEPING ZONE AT FREEDOM SLEEPOUT #14

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/10/12/18778731.php

WAKING THE FREEDOM SLEEPERS

BY ALEX DAROCY https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/29/18778249.php

ACTIVISTS HOLD GROUND AT CITY HALL FOR 11TH WEEK IN A ROW

BY ZAV HERSCFIELD

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/25/18778071.php

SLEEPOUT PROTEST FIGHTING SANTA CRUZ ANTI-CAMPING ORDINANCE MOVES INTO 10TH WEEK

BY ZAV HERSHFIELD

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/17/18777749.php

 

FIRST ALARM SECURITY GUARDS VIOLENTLY DETAIN WOMAN

BY ALEX DAROCY

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/16/18777678.php

TWO HARRASSMENT ARRESTS AT TENTH SLEEPOUT

BY ROBERT NORSE

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/16/18777678.php

ABBI SAMUELS A FREEDOM SLEEPER EXTRAORDINAIRE ON KZFR 90.1 FM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7e7ETkT8mE&feature=youtu.be

SANTA CRUZ POLICE MAKE MORE ARRESTS AT CITY HALL SLEEPOUT #9

BY ALEX DAROCY

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/12/18777538.php

SLEEPOUTS IN DEFIANCE OF SANTA CRUZ SLEEPING BAN

BY ALEX DAROCY

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/sleepouts-in-defiance-of-santa-cruz-sleeping-ban/

SUPPORT GROWS FOR FREEDOM SLEEPOUTS IN SANTA CRUZ

BY STEVE PLEICH

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/support-grows-for-freedom-sleepouts-in-santa-cruz/

SANTA CRUZ POLICE VIOLATE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS

BY ROBERT NORSE

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/santa-cruz-police-violate-first-amendment-rights/

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SAYS LOCAL CAMPING BANS ILLEGAL

BY MATTHEW RENDA

http://www.gtweekly.com/index.php/santa-cruz-news/santa-cruz-local-news/6867-activists-get-the-nod.html

CRACKDOWN BY POLICE ON FREEDOM SLEEPERS

VIA FREEDOM SLEEPERS

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/01/18776946.php

CITY HALL SLEEPOUT #8

BY ALEX DAROCY

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/07/18777238.php

CITY HALL SLEEPOUT #7

BY ALEX DAROCY

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/09/01/18776925.php

ATTENDANCE DOUBLES AT SIXTH CITY HALL SLEEP OUT

BY ALEX DAROCY

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/08/21/18776461.php

FREEDOM SLEEPERS DEMAND REPEAL OF CAMPING BAN

BY STEVE PLEICH

http://www.thestreetspirit.org/the-freedom-sleepers-demand-repeal-of-camping-ban/

Recent Article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel:
Community TV show on the Freedom Sleepers:
Several Freedom Sleepers will be on KZSC, Wednesday, August 26th at 7pm, with John Malkin hosting.
Indy Media Articles on our sleepouts:
Sat, July 4th – about 25 people camped out, 22 officers arrived on scene, 9 citations issued…
Sun, July 19th – about 28 people camped out, 12 officers after First Alarm called, 2 citations issued…
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/07/21/18775182.php
Sun, July 26th – about 29 people camped out, 2 officers arrived after First Alarm called; they left not bothering us (they had much more important things to worry about that night since Maddy Middleton had gone missing that evening.)…
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/07/31/18775606.php
Sun, August 2 – I missed this one. Don’t have the statistics.
No article
Tues, August 11 – about 25 camped out, 10 officers arrived around midnight, 1 arrest, around 8-10 citations issued. 3 of which are independent journalists. This time police were very rude and wouldn’t listen to explained ordinances. Issued false ticket and more…
Tues, August 18 – last night, at least 63 camped out, 10-13 police came around 2am, all moved to sidewalk except for a few, only 3-4 citations issued…
No article yet…
Department of Justice argued in a Statement of Interest that it is unconstitutional to ban the homeless from sleeping outside. (United States District Court for the District of Idaho)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/08/13/its-unconstitutional-to-ban-the-homeless-from-sleeping-outside-the-federal-government-says/
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