New Mexico city sued for hounding, harassing the homeless


              Coronado Park remains closed on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, after the city of Albuquerque moved a homeless community out of the park near downtown Albuquerque, N.M., in August. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and others are suing the city of Albuquerque to stop officials in the state’s largest city from destroying homeless encampments and jailing and fining people who are living on the street.  (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
            
              Rhonda Salazar keeps warm around a fire at a makeshift camp under Interstate 40 in Albuquerque, N.M., on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. Salazar is a former resident of a homeless community in Coronado Park, which remains closed after the city moved all the homeless from the park near downtown Albuquerque in August. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
            
              Rhonda Salazar, left, and a small group gather to keep warm around a fire at a makeshift camp under Interstate 40 in Albuquerque, N.M., on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and others are suing the city of Albuquerque to stop officials in the state’s largest city from destroying homeless encampments and jailing and fining people who are living on the street.  (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
            
              FILE - Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller speaks at a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and others are suing the city of Albuquerque to stop officials in the state's largest city from destroying homeless encampments and jailing and fining people who are living on the street. The lawsuit filed Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, accuses the city of violating the civil rights of what advocates describe as Albuquerque's most vulnerable population. Keller's office did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment on the lawsuit. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz, File)
New Mexico city sued for hounding, harassing the homeless