Portland, Ore., tests 'safe sleep policy' for the homeless


PORTLAND, Ore. – On a narrow strip of land between the sidewalk and the street, Becky Niemi draped her tarp over two shopping carts. Then she spread out a purple quilt and settled in for the night.

Her snug spot offered protection from sporadic spring showers, and so long as she vacated by 7 a.m., a “safe sleep policy” for the homeless is supposed to keep her from getting harassed by police.



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