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On a sweltering October day in Medford, Oregon, five Medford police officers approached a tent nestled among the trees lining the Bear Creek Greenw...

October 24, 2022
6:54 PM

On a sweltering October day in Medford, Oregon, five Medford police officers approached a tent nestled among the trees lining the Bear Creek Greenway, a 20-mile paved pedestrian path connecting several towns in Southern Oregon. 'They're coming,' yelled Pixie, a homeless woman who's seven months pregnant, to her boyfriend, T-Bone. The five officers were armed with guns and tactical vests, and some had 'livability team' stitched onto their police fatigues. They called out to Pixie and T-Bone, asking them about their living situation.