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ACLU: City vagrancy proposal discriminates against homeless
WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | October 30, 2018 | wowk

Posted on 10/30/2018 8:27:07 AM PDT by Morgana

ST. ALBANS, WV (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia says a city's proposed vagrancy ordinance is unconstitutional and discriminates against people for being homeless.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the local ACLU sent a letter to St. Albans officials Friday asking city council members to reconsider before voting on the ordinance during the next regular council meeting Nov. 5. ACLU of West Virginia Legal Director Loree Stark says the proposal is too vaguely written and doesn't define what sort of behavior is permitted or prohibited, leaving the discretion up to individual officers.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News
KEYWORDS: homeless; stalbans; westvirginia

1 posted on 10/30/2018 8:27:07 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Isn’t that the point?


2 posted on 10/30/2018 8:27:54 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning #covfefe)
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To: Morgana

An interesting point to ponder this morning is whether or not the ACLU or the press is the greater enemy of the country.

Have no doubt that both are top of the enemy list. But which is the greater?


3 posted on 10/30/2018 8:29:39 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: NonValueAdded; Chode

Point is we need rid of the ACLU


4 posted on 10/30/2018 8:30:21 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Perhaps, the homeless should form caravan and invade homes of media and Dems. I’m sure they’ll be happy to support them.


5 posted on 10/30/2018 8:34:41 AM PDT by 4integrity
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To: Morgana

Have they looked up the definition of vagrant recently?


6 posted on 10/30/2018 8:34:51 AM PDT by Skywise
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To: Morgana

Satire?


7 posted on 10/30/2018 8:41:55 AM PDT by john316 (JOSHUA 24:15 ...choose you this day whom ye will serve...)
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To: Morgana

“Homeless” is not a protected class.


8 posted on 10/30/2018 8:44:51 AM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Skywise

Up in St. Albans they have a church that feeds the poor all but two days a week. This church is right by the Coal River. For a while some homeless were camped by the river but locals were complaining about who messy they were. I told them to ask they mayor to pass a nuisance ordinance and see about getting funds and pay the local rock and stone company dump huge rocks on the river banks so they could not camp there.

Am wondering now if someone listened to me


9 posted on 10/30/2018 8:45:23 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

So...the ACLU is setting up cots in their offices and homes?


10 posted on 10/30/2018 8:47:50 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: Skywise

Actually, the lack of vagrancy laws encourage homelessness. It allows people to just be bums rather than cooperate with society.


11 posted on 10/30/2018 8:48:15 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: Morgana

Let the ACLU take it to the Supremes. Who the heck do they think they are? They can come live in LA or San Fran WITH the homeless encampments and then they can throw their commie weight around.


12 posted on 10/30/2018 8:49:03 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Morgana

Isn’t that like says laws against theft discriminate against thieves?


13 posted on 10/30/2018 8:52:53 AM PDT by circlecity
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Cant they put them on a bus to either berkeley or any dem gated community?


14 posted on 10/30/2018 9:05:09 AM PDT by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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To: Morgana

No effort to spare the rights of feces flinging willingly homeless drug addicted bums! These people are vital to the future of our nation!!


15 posted on 10/30/2018 9:16:20 AM PDT by Professional
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To: 4integrity

Nah, they should just go home....


16 posted on 10/30/2018 10:19:19 AM PDT by matthew fuller (The left loves islam because they both hate the USA. Remember 91101 and 91112.)
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To: Morgana

It’s time vagrancy laws were brought back! They used to keep the riff raff out of town.


17 posted on 10/30/2018 11:11:47 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Morgana
A law against defecating on the street violates the rights of those who want to defecate in the streets! Laws against raping someone violate the rights of rapists!! /s

Seriously though, I get that many homeless people are experiencing hard times, but there are several social service organizations and many private ones that would help them. However, there are many that prefer the homeless lifestyle because it is so easy. Nice warm climate, a local government that has your back, free meals at shelters or dumpsters plus whatever gets donated to provide benefits.

18 posted on 10/30/2018 12:14:50 PM PDT by ExpatCanuck (The)
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To: Morgana

works for me


19 posted on 10/30/2018 4:11:18 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: 4integrity

Exactly.

Ship all of the homeless to the homes and neighborhoods of the Anti-Christian Lunacy Union (moniker courtesy of the late great William Buckley) lawyers and leadership and tell them “now is the opportunity to put your money where your mouth is.”

Think they act on it?

Didn’t think so,

Hypocrites.


20 posted on 10/30/2018 5:42:38 PM PDT by Ban Draoi Marbh Draoi ( Gen. 12:3: a warning to all anti-semites.)
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