"....Police also slashed the tires of some of the campers' bicycles, said Ruth Record of the Come As You Are Ministry, who added that there was no reason to show "that kind of rage."
Cities often confiscate and destroy property during cleanups of makeshift camps, but activists are urging the homeless to fight back....The ACLU and a group of Fresno attorneys sued that Central Valley city in 2006 after it confiscated clothes, medicine, bikes and documents from homeless encampments. "
The group of people that need their bikes (and other valued possessions) the most are probably more prone to lose them as even law enforcement that sworn to "protect" them turns on them. Without the protection of a means to make a living, family or friends to fall back on as a safety net, or even basic human dignity & rights-without a address, you are a pariah lower than an undocumented illegal alien. Forget that the United States is really the "best" and "freeist" nation in the world. Even the third world houses it's poor better than this.