‘Heartbreaking’ Scene in Boston as Police Destroy Wheelchairs Belonging to Homeless People

Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams
Waking Times

Police in Boston Tuesday night reportedly destroyed three wheelchairs belonging to homeless city residents in a garbage truck compactor as part of a crackdown targeting the city’s transient population.

  • “Operation Clean Sweep” began August 2 after a county corrections officer was allegedly struck during a fight involving a number of people on “Methadone Mile,” a stretch of the city near Massachusetts Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard where there are a number of clinics and treatment centers. The area has a high homeless population, many of whom have been the target of the operation in the five days and counting it has continued.

    The destruction of the wheelchairs is only the latest incident involving the trashing of the possessions of homeless people in the operation.

    One of the destroyed wheelchairs was reportedly confiscated from a man named Jarrod who was hit by a car last month.

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