Homeless Couple Sues City, Claims Targeted Harassment

Homeless Couple Sues City, Claims Targeted Harassment

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A homeless couple is suing the city of Chicago and some of its employees over what they claim is repeated harassment over the last three years. Amie Smith and Shawn Moore claim that city workers threw away at least eight tents they’ve lived in.

WBEZ reported on one of those incidents late last year. Their attorney from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless says this is just part of the harassment they’ve endured and that it violated the Illinois Bill of Rights for the Homeless Act. The city’s law department did not immediately respond.