A recent tweet by Sean and Jackie O’Connell shows a man standing on a midtown Sacramento corner. The O’Connells say they launched the Sac Homeless Report to bring attention to the real-world struggles of Sacramento’s homeless.
A recent tweet by Sean and Jackie O’Connell shows a man standing on a midtown Sacramento corner. The O’Connells say they launched the Sac Homeless Report to bring attention to the real-world struggles of Sacramento’s homeless. Twitter
A recent tweet by Sean and Jackie O’Connell shows a man standing on a midtown Sacramento corner. The O’Connells say they launched the Sac Homeless Report to bring attention to the real-world struggles of Sacramento’s homeless. Twitter
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Is couple’s homeless chronicle journalism or public shaming?

July 03, 2016 05:29 PM

UPDATED October 17, 2017 12:17 PM

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