Shayla Myers Writes About the Criminalization of Homelessness

Former Fellow Shayla Myers (’09) authored a Los Angeles Times op-ed regarding the death of a homeless man and the ways Los Angeles effectively criminalizes homelessness (“Making Homelessness a Crime Is No Way for Los Angeles to Fix Its Crisis,” Sept. 14). “It does not honor Joe for the City Council to, on the one hand, recognize his death — and how the city failed him — and, on the other, to continue to invest in policing and sanitation strategies that treat encampments like trash and punish people simply for being homeless,” Kayla wrote.