Miami Police officer Gregg Vassari asks a homeless woman in downtown Miami on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, if she would like to move to a shelter as Miami’s police outreach team works with the homeless by offering shelter in the Mat Program. If a proposed new law is approved next month it would essentially outlaw homelessness by banning people from sleeping on public property with pillows, blankets and other everyday items.
Miami Police officer Gregg Vassari asks a homeless woman in downtown Miami on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, if she would like to move to a shelter as Miami’s police outreach team works with the homeless by offering shelter in the Mat Program. If a proposed new law is approved next month it would essentially outlaw homelessness by banning people from sleeping on public property with pillows, blankets and other everyday items. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Miami Police officer Gregg Vassari asks a homeless woman in downtown Miami on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, if she would like to move to a shelter as Miami’s police outreach team works with the homeless by offering shelter in the Mat Program. If a proposed new law is approved next month it would essentially outlaw homelessness by banning people from sleeping on public property with pillows, blankets and other everyday items. PATRICK FARRELL MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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