As the city works hard to position itself as the ultimate luxury destination, its most impoverished residents complain of growing tensions with police
Behind some shrubs at the Wynn, Jackson can overhear drunken banter as high-heeled shoes go clapping past, and see the Strip’s glow reflected on clouds overhead. He expects to be shooed off the grounds before dawn. Tourists pay as much as $500 to golf at the resort, though some of their extravagance filters down.
“When I’m here,” said Jackson, his face scabbed and his long blonde hair chunky with dirt, “me and whoever I’m around eat better than I’ve ever eaten in my life. People give leftovers from really expensive restaurants.”
Cops got nothing better to do than to come make us move … It’s just a way to keep tabs on us
Source: The Guardian: Homelessness