Reality Checks / Home
Houseless is not Homeless
It's the Economy - Stupid!
It Doesn't take a Disaster
* Fire, Flood, Earthquakes - ECONOMY ! *
** CONNECTING THE DOTS **
** U.S. 9th District Court Ruling **
Contact \ Comments
This discussion begins on: It's the Economy Stupid!?
Links to: Researchers and Information Sources on: "CONNECTING THE DOTS"
What could our local governing
agencies expect to accomplish by punishing and persecuting the
unfortunate folks who are merely attempting to survive by living
within their means. The reference made, of course, to the
recently created ordinances by cities and counties throughout the
country making it a crime for
camping in public as termed
by Sonoma County. However it is worded, it still skirts around
the former abolishment of vagrancy laws and literally violates our Civil Liberties.
In April, 2006 the U.S. 9th District Appeals Court ruled that making it a crime to be homeless by charging them with a crime is in violation of the 8th Amendment. The previous link provides the complete transcript in PDF. Quoted pertinent excerpts of that transcript - are in the following:
L.A., Cal., Mun. Code ss 41.18(d) (2005). A violation of section 41.18(d) is punishable by a fine of up to $1000 and/or imprisonment of up to six months. - Id. ss 11.00(m).
- id. at 568 n.31 (Fortas, J., dissenting); the Eighth Amendment prohibits the City from punishing involuntary sitting, lying, or sleeping on public sidewalks that is an unavoidable consequence of being human and homeless without shelter in the City of Los Angeles.
HOWEVER, - as of June 15, 2010 despite that Federal Court ruling . . .
Some communities . . . (L.A., Sonoma County and S.F. included) have continued to enforce this illegal law. They are therefore (apparently), if not stupid then - are consciously being soooO arrogant to be so counterproductive, as to believe they are above the Federal Law - and are continuing to violate Civil Rights in this manner!!?
I am . . . a John Doe Homeless
and these are my Viewpoints of those "progressive" developments of the Growth that has been SOOoooo-oO0HH!! "Good for the Economy"!!?
NOTICE: Due to pResidential Executive Orders, the National Security Agency may read this without warning, warrant, or notice. They may do this without any judicial or legislative oversight. You have no recourse nor protection save to call for the impeachment of the current pResident, and the arrest of the entire BushCoup organized crime family.