- Sep 21, 2012
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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