Cities Can't Prosecute People for Sleeping on Streets

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I read the entire article and don’t quite know how to respond to it. It all appears that a bunch of politicians have decided what to do about homeless people and the courts have stepped in to overrule their decisions.

Arrest them if beds are available in shelters – even if those shelters call for religious activities the homeless don’t agree with.

"A city cannot, via the threat of prosecution, coerce an individual to attend religion-based treatment programs consistently with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment," Judge Marsha Berzon wrote.

Another cites the 14th for “cruel and unusual punishment.”

It still doesn’t deal with the homeless problem in general.

Why is someone homeless? By choice or circumstances.

If circumstances, what can be done to help to change them?

If by choice, why and what can be done about it?

Any and all thoughts would be appreciated. Full story @ Court: Cities Can't Prosecute People for Sleeping on Streets
 

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Instead of shoving religion down their throats or throwing into a warehouse with other homeless people, we should be creating job programs and such. Not all homeless choose to be there.
 

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I read the entire article and don’t quite know how to respond to it. It all appears that a bunch of politicians have decided what to do about homeless people and the courts have stepped in to overrule their decisions.

Arrest them if beds are available in shelters – even if those shelters call for religious activities the homeless don’t agree with.

"A city cannot, via the threat of prosecution, coerce an individual to attend religion-based treatment programs consistently with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment," Judge Marsha Berzon wrote.

Another cites the 14th for “cruel and unusual punishment.”

It still doesn’t deal with the homeless problem in general.

Why is someone homeless? By choice or circumstances.

If circumstances, what can be done to help to change them?

If by choice, why and what can be done about it?

Any and all thoughts would be appreciated. Full story @ Court: Cities Can't Prosecute People for Sleeping on Streets
In Washington DC, right out front of the CNN building, about 16 to 20 tents were set up for Winter, because during Obama's terms in office, CNN didn't want any hit jobs showing how fucked up "SOCIALISM" is. Then when Obama was supposed to go down that street, every tent was removed, sidewalks cleaned and all the homeless were relocated. Once Obama came and went, the tents came right back, and more showed up. That is just what Socialism is all about, everyone equally poor, and equally miserable. Except the liberal elites who live in mansions and eat caviar and steak...CNN executives like Wolf Blingzer makes millions while those poor barely scraped by.

 

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Instead of shoving religion down their throats or throwing into a warehouse with other homeless people, we should be creating job programs and such. Not all homeless choose to be there.
The vastly, overwhelming number of them are homeless due to drug use, extremely poor life decisions and no will to work. At least 90%.
 

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