Property Confiscation by Police

Thousands of people across British Columbia experience homelessness every year. Many of them rely on public spaces for their survival and must carry all their worldly possessions with them in bags and carts. 

For them, when police officers and bylaw officers confiscate carts or belongings, whether to tidy a sidewalk or park, or explicitly to deter homeless people from resting or gathering, these confiscations mean losing everything they have in the world.

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