We use the term sweep to mean a lot of different things. The first actions the city took were inhumane. They pushed people aside like they meant nothing. They treated their property like they meant nothing. You know that sometimes that last bit that looks nothing to us is something to them.
We have a new system in the City of Seattle. We've created these teams called Navigation teams...I went with them last week. I will tell you every person in Seattle will be so proud of what they do. They are not sweeping. I asked the police officer why are you leaving these people in place. There is a woman who had a baby and sometimes they come here. We know she and the baby need help. Sometimes she comes here and where hoping we can get her to get the baby help. That is not a sweep.
I think it's irresponsible to use that phrase. Go to the city of Seattle. They ave documented every time they move someone. The before, the after, where they site people. How much they care for the property. The bins they put them in. They will bring the bin to them downtown if they're somewhere else. I just think we have to be careful about the terminology.
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