S17 Ep18: Dogtown Redemption: Recyclers vs. NIMBYs

Aired: 5/21/2016 | 0:02:46 | Clip
This excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary Dogtown Redemption shows the battle of the Oakland City Council and NIMBYs against Alliance Metals, a recycling center that many homeless people in West Oakland depend upon for income. In a city council meeting, street resident Jason argues passionately in favor of keeping it open, only to have the police try to shut it down the next day.