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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Sarah Mehta
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department and sent a letter to Detroit police demanding they end the "disturbing practice" of removing homeless people from downtown and dropping them off miles away.
"They're being approached and harassed by police, not necessarily for anything they're doing, but just because of the way that they look," Ms. Mehta told WWJ Newsradio 950 "Often they're being dropped off late at night in neighborhoods that they don't know.
"DPD's practice of essentially kidnapping homeless people and abandoning them miles away from the neighborhoods they know — with no means for a safe return — is inhumane, callous and illegal," said Sarah Mehta, ACLU of Michigan staff attorney, CBS Detroit reports. "The city's desire to hide painful reminders of our economic struggles cannot justify discriminating against the poor, banishing them from their city, and endangering their lives. A person who has lost his home has not lost his right to be treated with dignity."