Cities crack down on homeless people across the United States

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    Published: Monday, June 18 2012 10:39 a.m. MDT

    Life for the homeless is getting even more difficult as an increasing number of cities across the country embrace ordinances criminalizing things like sleeping in public places and panhandling.

    More than 50 cities, including Atlanta and San Diego, have adopted some kind of anti-camping or anti-food-sharing laws, according to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. In a recent survey of 234 American cities, the nonprofit found 40 percent prohibit sleeping, 33 percent prohibit sitting and 53 percent prohibit begging in public places.

    Some cities are also tightening restrictions on those who help the poor, the Los Angles Times reported. Do-gooders in Dallas and Philadelphia are now prohibited from feeding the homeless without a permit. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently outlawed food donations to homeless shelters because the city can't assess salt, fat and fiber content.

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    Give businessmen a slap on the wrist for emptying people's 401's, but "crack down" on those who've lost those 401's.
     
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    The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
     
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    Those heartless Republicans!
     
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    This is all an act to force money from the taxpayer so shelters can be built.

    fyi

    Most homeless are men, b/c most shelters are for women of families, and many shelters close come summer time.

    Liberals don't care about people, they only care about power and control
     

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