Dec 022014
 
Decentralize All the Homeless Outreach!

Homeless outreach is a difficult calling that many assume centralized organizations are taking care of efficiently, but this is simply not the case. Because of grants with strings attached, many organizations have their hands tied by the state and this limits their ability to reach as many people in need. Homelessness is a huge problem nationwide, and many people slip through the cracks of these aid organizations. By decentralizing our efforts, we can have the […]

Jun 162014
 
PPD Writes Homeless Man $400 Ticket for Open Container

The Pensacola Police Department has a penchant for picking on the less fortunate. Whether it’s blanket stealing or good ole fashioned tarp slashing, both the city and the county police forces like to do a little harassment from time to time. Last Friday was no exception. On June 13th after the weekly Food Not Bombs food sharing, two officers approached a homeless man named Kevin who was sitting on a park bench drinking a beer. […]

Feb 112014
 
Escambia County Cops Attack Homeless Camp in Pensacola, FL

On Saturday evening, I received a phone call from Mike Kimberl of Sean’s Outpost. He had gotten a report that Escambia County sheriff’s deputies had walked through the back entrance of a homeless camp located on DOT property and cut down tarps that were hung to protect tents from the elements. The officers aggressively entered the camp from the back, though there were clear entrances in the front parts of the camps. The officers, later […]

Jan 292014
 
An Update on Sean's Outpost Homeless Outreach with Jason King

I got to sit down again with Jason King of Sean’s Outpost Homeless Outreach briefly during the Miami Bitcoin Conference this past weekend. He is embarking on a run across the country to raise awareness about the homeless and how bitcoin can help them. I’ve been blessed to be a part of Sean’s Outpost, and we’ve recently run across some opposition to Satoshi Forest, a nine acre homeless sanctuary owned by Sean’s Outpost in Pensacola. […]