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No Solutions: Laws to Make Everything About Homelessness Illegal Have Increased Dramatically


Society & Culture  (tags: homelessness, laws against homelessness, society, policitics, rights, freedoms, law, policy, safety, usanews )

Cal
- 96 days ago - alternet.org
A new report finds these laws are being passed with wide voter approval, in cities that offer few alternatives for those living on the streets.



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David F. (14)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 9:59 am
Those who have put out the peoples eyes reproach them of their blindness.
-- John Milton (1608-74) 1642
 

B Lewenza (76)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 10:02 am
Noted Thanks for sharing Cal Jailing these people for not committing a crime is idiocy beyond belief. It cost the tax payers more to put them in jail and it is against their rights. “We are really trying to wave our hands at this point,” Rosen said, “And point out to communities that the approach is generally unsuccessful. They return to the streets again and it becomes more difficult to help them as they have a criminal record and fines and court costs they can’t pay.” Now how stupid is that?
 

Freya H. (304)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 10:17 am
By passing rotten laws like this, governments are declaring a war on the poor. When you consider that the "war on drugs" has resulted in a lot more street drugs and the "war on terror" has led to a lot more terrorism, this will cause more poverty and homelessness.

I think this is part of the totally evil Prison-Industrial Complex. In order to keep the Big Houses full of slave labor, the "corrections" companies no doubt are encouraging the passage of laws that single out the most vulnerable and helpless. From what I have read, it costs 2-3 times as much to incarcerate somebody as it does to provide him/her with a bed in a homeless shelter. But the only thing politicians hear is the jingle-jingle of lobbyists' filthy lucre.
 

Brenda P. (151)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 3:45 pm
noted shared
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 4:21 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. At least some towns and cities are trying to do the right thing, and finding out it's also cost-effective. Hopefully, this will spread to other communities. I recently read that Phoenix is working on achieving "zero homeless" there with methods mentioned in this article. And, no, not by just shipping them off somewhere else. Although there are some communities that do that.
 

A F. (132)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 4:45 pm
They must WANT a public uprising. The poverty level is insane right now. More and more difficult every day to avoid homelessness.
 

Winn Adams (194)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 5:11 pm
How in the @$!#$&%* is passing a "law" going to help the homeless situation? Thanks Cal.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 8:22 pm
sick people to make homelessness illegal, those people don't have any empathy, all countries need to take care of their people that are in poverty not leave them to rot
 

Walter Firrth (65)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 9:54 pm
It is hard to believe that this is happening in America .It is an indictment of your society.If laws against the homeless and needy are passed .to create more misery for them it will be done by those whose hearts have turned to stone,Some day the callous and heartless will answer to God.
 

Pat Cunningham (143)
Sunday July 20, 2014, 11:05 pm
Noted, and i know what its like to be homeless!
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Monday July 21, 2014, 12:49 am
Noted.
 

Angelika Kempter (82)
Monday July 21, 2014, 12:51 am
Noted thanks Cal .67% money save !!!so build more First Home Houses
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 21, 2014, 3:22 am
Agreed Walter. Thanks Cal.
 

Krista Slavin (177)
Monday July 21, 2014, 3:38 pm
These people need help and understanding. It's not like they want to be homeless. Very sad.
 

Arild Warud (166)
Tuesday July 22, 2014, 2:14 am
This is a "Cath 22" situation,if you're homeless your breaking the law but being homeless means that you've lost everything,
 

Angelus Silesius (66)
Friday July 25, 2014, 6:31 am
So because corporations have shipped millions of jobs to other countries, large number of immigrants have occuiped great jobs here in the USA,companies withhold trillions of dollars ,incessant war drives fuel and other prices up and usurious credit charges abound, people fall and society has failed them so now we are kicking them when down and homeless when they need a hand up
 
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