Yesterday, New Times broke the story about allegations from homeless individuals throughout downtown Miami who say city workers have harassed them andd stolen their property.
Photo by Andre Silva
Over the course of several months, people have claimed workers from the Miami Homeless Assistance Program (MHAP) -- often called "green shirts" because of their uniforms -- are to blame.
MHAP workers are supposed to be helping. A city website explains that "MHAP trains formerly homeless persons as Community Outreach Specialists (COS) to engage, assess the needs, and provide services to the various homeless populations."
But the following video, which was shot in July, shows a possible violation of the Pottinger settlement, a legal agreement certified in Federal Court that protects the homeless.More »