Picture Stories: Camp Runamuck: tentcity4_ch

John Freitas, 55, the elected chief of Camp Runamuck, says the tent city is like any other community and wants to cooperate with the city. {quote}Don't tell us where we can't go. Tell us where we can go. Rhode Island was founded on the principle that the unwanted people of the colonies could find a place to live.{quote} Freitas is currently incarcerated for failing to register as a level three sex offender. A handful of the camp's long-standing members have taken on some of his leadership roles in his absence.

John Freitas, 55, the elected chief of Camp Runamuck, says the tent city is like any other community and wants to cooperate with the city. "Don't tell us where we can't go. Tell us where we can go. Rhode Island was founded on the principle that the unwanted people of the colonies could find a place to live." Freitas is currently incarcerated for failing to register as a level three sex offender. A handful of the camp's long-standing members have taken on some of his leadership roles in his absence.