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Forum Post: It's Illegal to be Homeless Now!

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 28, 2013, 8:40 p.m. EST by JPB950 (2254)
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[-] 1 points by trashyharry (2616) from Waterville, NY 1 year ago

You can't make this shit up.What if a pregnant female is homeless?Would the fetus then also be a criminal?What if abortion is made illegal and a homeless pregnant female gets an illegal abortion?Could the criminally homeless female then get favorable treatment from the courts for preventing the criminally homeless fetus' existance?Perhaps the two crimes could be deemed to cancel each other out?

[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 1 year ago

What can actually be done to help the homeless? It's clear his law is aimed simply at sweeping the problem out of view. Homelessness has become an embarrassment to most city leaders, but they are only dealing with the symptom with laws like this.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

[-] 8675309 points by DKAtoday (8675309) from Coon Rapids, MN

It's Illegal to be Homeless Now!

Is that supposed to mean that those who put people out on the street are party to the crime?

[-] 1 points by JPB950 (2254) 1 year ago

The article I linked to says the police give homeless a choice, go to a shelter in a different part of the city or go to jail. It's a move to get the homeless out of parts of downtown Columbia and keep them out.

No thought at all as to who caused the homeless problem, this is all to make things look better for downtown businesses. It's following the example of Portland, OR and Tampa, FL to get the homeless out and keep them out.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26973) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

[-] 8675309 points by DKAtoday (8675309) from Coon Rapids, MN

Yep - a typical move in many places - get the homeless out of town any way possible - and let em be someone else-s problem.

[-] 0 points by itsmyblood (10) 1 year ago

what about war veterans? they make up a substantial percentage of homeless. so it's okay to do that to a highly decorated vet?

[-] 0 points by JPB950 (2254) 1 year ago

I linked to the article, I'm certainly not saying it's okay to do that to anyone. It's become a major problem in American cities and some are taking this approach. If we can't work toward a better solution then okay or not it will be done to veterans and non veterans alike.

[-] 0 points by JPB950 (2254) 1 year ago

The actions of that pastor (or should I say inaction?) bother me more then then the police or city in the story you linked to. At least there we have a simple solution. Step forward and quietly submit to arrest. Don't stand by and accept a wrong.

Next week show up with an many members of the community as you can find. Have all your people off obeying all the laws of the city then just walk up one after the other and let the police arrest you. You could send dozens of individuals out with picnic baskets one at a time. Let each quietly hand out food and get arrested.

Let the police arrest 20 or 100 good people to draw attention to this. Next month you could have several hundred, a thousand. Even if you eventually fail, you will at least have stood against something wrong. You can't just say this is wrong, you have to be willing to do something and point to the absurdity in whatever law they are using. You may even win.

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