"I think for a long time we've had a lot of issues. The fact that we have a lot of wealthy people downtown, we have a few condos that cater to that type of people, and they're not quite used to dealing with the lowly and downtrodden," said Steve McAllister, a Sarasota native who says he chooses to be homeless and live a lifestyle based on bartering. "And so when we have homeless people come here because of the weather or the opulence or whatnot, we get a lot of clashes between the two classes."The ACLU has filed five lawsuits against the city â¿¿ some have been settled and the smoking ban has been struck down by a judge.
Homeless Are A Challenge For Sarasota, Fla.
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