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Repeal Law That Severely Restricts Possessions the Homeless Can Own

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As though homeless people donâEUR(TM)t already own so few possessions, the city of Los Angeles just passed a law saying that the amount of things a homeless person can own must fit inside of a trash can.


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Animae C (507)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 6:36 pm
Awesome, thanx for creating this petition Freya!
i will share it!

i'm the first to sign : )

MmAway M (519)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 6:37 pm
So signed! TY

Judy C (91)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 7:14 pm
Definitely signed! This law is stupid, in that it just compounds the problem homeless people face. On the petition comment, I pointed out the fact that rather than making a law like this, why not implement solutions such as the Housing First programs that have been so successful in many cities. Thanks for being proactive and creating a petition on this issue, Freya.

Here's a link to the article that I posted a little while ago about this law:

New LA Law: Homeless People Can Only Own A Trashcan's Worth Of Belongings

Jennifer Smell (77)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:15 pm
Noted, Signed & Shared

cynthia l (207)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:31 pm
signed Stop treating the homeless like trash

Beryl Ludwig (79)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:42 pm
sure..just pass a law that limits how many shoes, clean clothes, underwear and socks t-shirts and jeans for a family of three and food for 3 days water and soap and stick it all in a trash can. We will all be better off. LA city government. Will your head fit too? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Thanks, Freya, via AniMae. signed ~~ How would this help reduce the homeless? Shared this one for sure.

Giana Peranio - Paz (398)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 8:53 pm
Noted and signed, thankls Freya and AniMae.

MmAway M (519)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 9:44 pm
Had already signed earlier, but do have to thank AniMae for getting this more exposure with a forward!

Thank you Freya!!!! I will forward also ~ sadly needed!

Walter F (129)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 9:46 pm
Signed .Thanks Anni Mae and Freya ,When will the authorities in L.A.. make homelessness a crime and, start arresting the homeless poor, charging them with vagrancy and committing them to prison to s work in chain gangs. It was done before in the depression years to to some of your AfrioAmericans..

Joyce A (22)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 9:48 pm
noted, signed, tweeted and FB. Thanks Freya and AniMae

Mandi T (366)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 10:00 pm
Signed ty

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 10:32 pm

Raleighaway k (358)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 10:52 pm
noted signed and shared- it is nobody's business what these poor can and can can not have - stupid law, and unfair!

RosemaryRannes R (643)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 10:53 pm
Freya thank you for this petition which i signed & shared on Twitter. Shame on those responsible their lack of humanity in the city of LA and for their arrogance ! Karma's a bitch!

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 11:07 pm
#20/shared thx Freya

Ted W (127)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 11:35 pm
Noted, forwarded, signed and shared ultra-liberally across four networks! The audacity to pass a law like that! Many thanks to AniMae for the forward and huge kudos to you Freya for posting this one!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 11:46 pm
Noted, signed--ty Freya---and to AniMae for the head's-up.

William B (49)
Sunday April 10, 2016, 11:58 pm
Signed. Thank you Animae for sharing.

Monika A (94)
Monday April 11, 2016, 12:12 am
Thank you Ted for forward, and thank you Freya for creating this petition. Signed and added an adequate comment, , what the city is doing by creating this law - it is very simple – they are forcing homeless people to go dumpster-diving all over again... Shame.

Doris F (19)
Monday April 11, 2016, 12:24 am
noted+signed, thank you

Nicola F (0)
Monday April 11, 2016, 12:27 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday April 11, 2016, 1:44 am
S&N, Thanks

Nita L (127)
Monday April 11, 2016, 1:56 am
Noted and definitely signed and shared on all my social networks. This is so wrong. They should be assisting the homeless get on thier feet and not knocking them down. Thank you Ted for forwarding and thank you Freya for posting.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday April 11, 2016, 2:08 am

thanks Freya - I always wonder - the people that look down at "homeless" people.... do they realize that the particular person might be brighter, more intelligent, more experience in certain areas of life, more caring and giving, more affectionate, etc etc etc - than THEM? Also, that it can happen to them in an instant! I doubt it..... people are cruel ....

Stella G (403)
Monday April 11, 2016, 2:19 am
Notato e firmato, grazie e grazie ad AniMae per condivisione.

Past Member (0)
Monday April 11, 2016, 3:07 am
signed of course; Thank you Freya!

Christeen A (299)
Monday April 11, 2016, 3:23 am

Edwin M (346)
Monday April 11, 2016, 3:50 am
Thanks AniMae, Signed. What's next, internment camps for the homeless?

Past Member (0)
Monday April 11, 2016, 4:24 am
After my forgotten password.... Yes, I install "elementary Freya" again :)

Solitary Eagle (324)
Monday April 11, 2016, 4:36 am
Signed and shared on Twitter. The lack of empathy in our society is a very troubling thing. Thank you Freya, and thank you AniMae for the forward.

Birgit W (160)
Monday April 11, 2016, 4:45 am
Absolutely signed. Thank you very much Freya.

Angelika R (143)
Monday April 11, 2016, 4:57 am
Signed of course, thx Freya! Apply this law to its creator/s!

Lisa A (204)
Monday April 11, 2016, 5:07 am
Signed, thanks ladies.

Arielle S (313)
Monday April 11, 2016, 5:10 am
So now it's illegal to be poor? How about a law taking away the bonuses of the CEO's that created this mess?
Signed with thanks

RJ Hughes (45)
Monday April 11, 2016, 5:24 am
Noted, signed, shared. Thank you, Freya for posting it, and thank you, AniMae for bringing it to my attention.

This is one of the most abhorrent, uncompassionate, ill advised, and stupid things I have ever heard of from a city that has no shortage of idiotic laws from the past of which to choose from. A far more effective and useful law might be one that limits how much money, how many homes and properties, how many possessions (including cars) that the wealthy and corporate greed mongers may have, and that exceeding the limits be seized, sold and/or otherwise utilized to provide food, shelter, education and job training, rehab, mental health services, provide jobs, and other useful things to help alleviate the numbers of homeless and help ease their suffering instead (and would be great for the planet as a whole too). The latter I can support, this law, I can not, it is nothing more than a cruel punishment to those already suffering the worst. Shame on you Los Angeles City Council! :(

Animae C (507)
Monday April 11, 2016, 5:39 am
Check out this brilliant idea for the homeless, by an Aussie guy!
A sleepbus!

Sheryl G (359)
Monday April 11, 2016, 5:50 am
"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped." Hubert H. Humphrey Former Vice President

We are a Country of Shame....the moral test of our Government has been tossed by the wayside to chase a pile of golden coins. We are controlled by the Greedy Heartless Ones....the Corporations that have only one goal - that "they" the few at the top of the heap - continue to make more and more money.

Externalities like the environment, animals, and even people mean nothing to them. That the majority of a society has stood idle and fallen for the propaganda is telling when they see so many languish and still are blaming it on the victims.

Across this Nation we have abandoned and empty buildings because people are too poor to be able to live in them. Then when they end up on the sidewalk they are pushed along, they go into the woods that is out of the way, and still, society seeks them out and removes their bit of shelter. Forcing them to go where?

Florida has been passing similar laws, if a homeless person leaves something behind to go take a shower somewhere, go to a bathroom, find something to eat, their belongings can be picked up and taken away. So to get around that the State isn't "stealing" their items, these items will be held for a short time and they can have them back if they "pay" a storage fee for them.

The person is already so broke they are homeless now they had to find their belongings and pay a storage fee to get them. Over and over the poor are kicked, spit upon, and yet no solutions are offered to truly help these people to get off the streets.

The USA hasn't built affordable housing in a long time, there are no jobs programs, many suffer from both mental or physical health problems but there is no Universal Health Care in our Country. So instead of our society truly "helping" and solving why there is homeless, they just push the homeless along.

Frankly the Corporations and the Greedy Heartless Ones are in hopes these people do die of exposure or to just go jump off a bridge somewhere or overdose so they don't have to look at them. The poor do not make a good consumer, we are not people anymore we are consumers, if one can't consume one isn't of any value.

We must fit into one of the "rolls" that the Corporate models have made for us, be a consumer, protect all their interests by joining the military, or end up in the for profit prison system. If you can't do one of those your life has no value in a Corporate society. Is why they don't care if you get Social Security or not, they figure you are consuming less, can't fight, and if they didn't get you by now for the Prison System they most likely won't now.....besides with the Elders health you'd cost them. So die quickly as Alan Grayson said. He was absolutely correct.

We live in a HARSH society in HARSH times. It is more than beyond time for the good people to step up and demand a better society in which to live. Thank you Freya for doing your part in trying to bring that society forward......we all need to claim a better Vision of what this society can be.

I most certainly signed, with a heavy heart.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday April 11, 2016, 6:12 am
Signed and shared.

Marianne R (95)
Monday April 11, 2016, 6:28 am
N & S

Lone F (58)
Monday April 11, 2016, 6:39 am
Noted and signed
Thanks Freya and AniMae for forwarding this to me

Angie P (139)
Monday April 11, 2016, 6:49 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday April 11, 2016, 7:25 am
Terrie Williams TX about a minute ago SSN
Sometimes I really loathe my species. To do this to people who have nothing, and make to where they have less than just vile, repulsive and pure evil. SIGH

Darlene W (303)
Monday April 11, 2016, 7:30 am
Signed--absolutely no reason for this. God bless all who care.

wendy k (161)
Monday April 11, 2016, 7:44 am
Noted and signed, thanks Freya for posting this petition, and AniMae for sending this to me to sign,
I left a comment ----------
what a cruel world we now live in, don't / can't help, but can make life even worse for those who have nothing !!!!!!

Shirley S (187)
Monday April 11, 2016, 7:47 am
Signed with compassion for all the homeless.

Barbara Y (47)
Monday April 11, 2016, 8:37 am
you took action on April 11, 2016

Annette M (45)
Monday April 11, 2016, 9:52 am
Signed! Thank you AniMae for sharing & Freya for putting petition up!✌

Past Member (0)
Monday April 11, 2016, 9:56 am

Past Member (0)
Monday April 11, 2016, 10:38 am
Signed ( without a comment, again. ) ( Maybe cause been homeless, too. )

Vivian B (169)
Monday April 11, 2016, 11:56 am
We MUST keep our National Parks for the generations to come!!!
Signed, noted and shared, liberally!!!
Great petition, Freya!!!

Elena J (191)
Monday April 11, 2016, 12:01 pm

Joanne D (37)
Monday April 11, 2016, 12:44 pm
Interestingly, container size is exactly how prisons regulate what prisoners can have in their cells. Is the city 1of Los Angeles trying to tell us something?

BTW the mayor of LA is Eric Garcetti, and this doesn't sound quite like him to me, but there is of course a large city council.

Janet B (0)
Monday April 11, 2016, 12:57 pm

Beth M (138)
Monday April 11, 2016, 1:14 pm

Ken L (28)
Monday April 11, 2016, 1:51 pm
Signed , noted and shared story , Thanks.

Barbara K (61)
Monday April 11, 2016, 2:16 pm
S & N with comment. What Nonsense. The homeless still have Constitutional Rights, and they have the right to own what they can. Thanks for the post, Freya, and thank you, Ken, for the forward.

Christine Stewart (134)
Monday April 11, 2016, 5:03 pm

Rose Becke (141)
Monday April 11, 2016, 5:28 pm
So signed Thanks Freya

Sheila D (28)
Monday April 11, 2016, 5:57 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Freya. It's hard enough being homeless without these demeaning laws. The police should have better things to do than harass the homeless.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday April 11, 2016, 7:13 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Freya.

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Monday April 11, 2016, 7:37 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Mary T (356)
Monday April 11, 2016, 8:04 pm
Thank you Freya - signed, noted and shared

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 12:21 am
Signed and shared over social media, Freya.

Inge B (201)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 1:20 am


MarietteAWAY G (175)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 1:27 am
122 supporters. Thanks Freya and Sheryl!

Angela Parker (1)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 3:18 am
It's quite amazing how much thought and effort people who have homes & money will come up with ideas to keep even more off the homeless and other disadvantaged, yet will not put any ideas forward to help these people. Honestly this is the inhumane thing I have heard of. Shame on you.

Kerstin S (123)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 3:20 am

AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1065)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 3:22 am
Signed and noted--thanksFreya

Sayenne H (92)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 4:08 am
Noted and Signed, thanks Freya. What a stupid law. They have almost nothing and should be restricted and rich people/companies won't even pay tax as a very modest form of restrictment, no lets take everything from the people already not owning much. Shame on them.

Scott S (14)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 7:17 am

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 8:19 am
Surely each should own what they have as long as it not come by from illegal sources. Has any one banned any prime minister or president for what they own? Perhaps they should.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 8:32 am

signed and noted thanks

Jeff Creech (64)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 10:03 am

Marco Baracca (41)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 11:41 am
Signed #140 ty Freya

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 12:20 pm
Shared on Facebook and pinterest, signed and noted, thanks.

Angelika Kempter (96)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 1:22 pm
Thank you AniMae & Freya-signed-

TOM T (247)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 1:53 pm

TOM T (247)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 1:53 pm
Scary Stuff ! UNBELIEVABLE !!

TOM T (247)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 1:54 pm
Signed, Noted & Shared - Surely HOPE So !!

Annemie O (153)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 3:39 pm
N & S

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 7:42 pm
Signed and noted

Edith B (146)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 9:17 pm
Gladly signed.

Veronica B (35)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 10:50 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Freya!
Inhuman and ignorant law!!!

Sherri G (128)
Tuesday April 12, 2016, 11:18 pm
Disgusting and inhumane, What's New? Signed and Noted TY Dandelion

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday April 13, 2016, 12:30 am
159 supporters

Reshared on social media to encourage signers.

Mike M (40)
Wednesday April 13, 2016, 5:39 am

Sandra P (135)
Wednesday April 13, 2016, 8:38 am
Signed, thank you very much, Freya.

Ken O (55)
Wednesday April 13, 2016, 12:43 pm
I would prefer the wealthy be forced, by law, to live by this restriction.

Marina P (28)
Wednesday April 13, 2016, 12:58 pm
Signed, thanks

Connie O (45)
Wednesday April 13, 2016, 3:12 pm
S + N

Helga Ganguly (138)
Wednesday April 13, 2016, 10:14 pm
Signed and noted.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday April 13, 2016, 11:46 pm
204 supporters

29 from Los Angeles, CA

Reshared on social media to encourage signers

Sandra Ferri (114)
Thursday April 14, 2016, 2:07 am
Signed TY Freya

Allen O (196)
Thursday April 14, 2016, 4:46 am
Thanks Freya - Signed and noted

Rosie Adams (340)
Thursday April 14, 2016, 5:29 am
'Criminal!', Is often used as a euphamism for what is wrong with a forceful change. In so many causes and issues for this generation, it could be used to openly express what is being used by the so-called lawful fraternity to legislate against the potential 'felons' under such laws. These are acts against humanity. Once, men, overburdened with dollars or pounds, would proudly donate to or found some benevolent charity; eg, Dr. Barnado's; Leonard Cheshire Disability; Bourneville Village but these days the merciless mercenaries are in force, usually dictating to government the do's and don't for the elitist society they are planning for themselves and their progeny to enjoy, sometime else...They reckon there are about 64 corporate giants financing and directing the running of the world we live in.

Winn A (179)
Thursday April 14, 2016, 6:21 am

Daniel Partlow (179)
Thursday April 14, 2016, 6:47 am
S&N I hope those who created this law become homeless very quickly. Cold heartless bastards! Next they will make a law that the homeless can only breath once a minute.

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday April 14, 2016, 8:30 am
Shared again, got to get rid of this law... It's SO sad. :(

Gustavo Castro Leal (101)
Thursday April 14, 2016, 2:00 pm
It is unacceptable that join some heads who say they are thinking, think, write, discuss, add, withdraw and final judge ... and vomit on the city of Los Angeles barbarity like this, treating the homeless as second-class citizens who have chosen to live this way for the sake of comfort, safety and hygiene. Not satisfied, legislators resolve worsen a bit their lives already so wealthy, ruling that their assets may not exceed what fits in a trash can. You get the most out of the cruelty of a human being against another, the ultimate humiliation, is to see others as nothing, as a lot of meat (lot?) That dirty streets, which infects the air that the middle class breathe. Shame on you, Los Angeles legislators. Thanks Freya and AniMae.

Lenore K (0)
Thursday April 14, 2016, 2:51 pm

Janet B (0)
Thursday April 14, 2016, 2:56 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday April 15, 2016, 4:03 am

Sandra-Yvonne B (28)
Friday April 15, 2016, 3:06 pm
This restriction is so very sad; the majority of homeless need support from their community, NOT extra 'slaps' across the face .... ASSIST THEM IN THEIR PLIGHT; do not harrass them any further!! ......signed of course!

Marilyn M (145)
Friday April 15, 2016, 5:23 pm
Noted, signed, and tweeted. Thank you, Freya.

Roro l (0)
Saturday April 16, 2016, 2:20 am
Thank you

Darlene W (303)
Saturday April 16, 2016, 6:31 am
Noted and signed already. No reason for this to happen. Bless all who care.

Peggy B (43)
Saturday April 16, 2016, 9:15 am

federico bortoletto (44)
Saturday April 16, 2016, 11:54 am
N & S

Paulett Simunich (0)
Sunday April 17, 2016, 2:14 am
What a horrible law........Help these people!!!! signed and noted....

Julia Troitskaia (52)
Sunday April 17, 2016, 10:25 am

Animae C (507)
Sunday April 17, 2016, 5:27 pm
Woohooo 8,079 SUPPORTERS

Sara G (104)
Sunday April 17, 2016, 5:29 pm
Signed and pinned.

ERIKA S (61)
Friday May 13, 2016, 1:01 am
signed + noted

Animae C (507)
Friday May 13, 2016, 4:18 am


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Tuesday May 24, 2016, 2:15 am
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