Albuquerque Is Throwing Out the Belongings of Homeless People, Violating City Policy

New Mexico In Depth co-published this story produced by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive their stories in your inbox every week. On a recent morning, Christian Smith ran an errand, leaving a shopping cart carrying everything she owned near the Albuquerque, New Mexico, underpass where she’d been sleeping. When she returned, the cart was nowhere to be found. Most of the belongings, such as clothing, makeup and blankets, could be replaced in time.