The slow and acrimonious death of the TCAH was an indication that homeless advocates were without unified ideological and strategic direction, a result of several factors including the more hostile political climate in which they were trying to organize and the urgent, and constantly shifting, dynamics of the homeless crisis.
100) TCAH Steering Committee Meeting Notes, 13 January 1997, ibid.
102) "Notes on General Meeting TCAH," 2 August 1996, ibid.
When the five-member jury reported on July 30, it presented what TCAH called "a detailed set of practical and sensible recommendations that will go a long way to preventing homeless deaths.
Possible susceptibility to interference is just one reason that TCAH activist Michael Shapcott argues that coroners who are going to conduct inquests need legal training.