This is fascinating. And I urge you to go to the Tent City Project site itself to take a look at the pictures, and read the ideas behind the Project. – promoted by Rosi
Crossposted from The Tent City Project:
The Rev. Steve Brigham was in good spirits today when I arrived at Tent City in Lakewood.
The founder of the camp, known to residents as Minister Steve, was being interviewed by News 12 New Jersey as I approached, a day after an attempted eviction of a Tent City resident landed him in jail.
He explained his side of the story to News 12 and, as we (News 12, the Tent City Project team and some of the residents) walked into the camp from Cedar Bridge Avenue, two unmarked police cars came barrelling through the entrance and sped down the path into the main encampment — refusing to slow down despite there being Tent City residents in their way.
One resident shouted angrily after them and the rest of us rushed to the camp’s center to see what was happening. Police then set up a perimeter, blocking off a large area and searched one of the tents, removing what looked like a bag of baseball bats. Police on the scene wouldn’t comment.