Skip to comments.Austin's police chief says new homeless laws will "fundamentally change" enforcement
Posted on 06/22/2019 3:50:48 PM PDT by simpson96
Austin's police chief says three new homeless ordinances are about to "fundamentally change" the department's enforcement. Early Friday morning the Austin City Council voted to rescind the homeless camping ban changing the citys approach to dealing with homelessness.
The city's ban on sitting, lying down and camping in public spaces is being replaced with new ordinances that change how police can respond to calls from the public.
If we receive a call from a business owner or from a citizen involving an individual that may be sitting or lying in a public space, whether it be in front of a business or on a public thoroughfare, we would have to be able to prove that conduct poses a hazard or a danger to someone, said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley.
Friday afternoon, Chief Manley said the wide sidewalks on Congress Avenue and around the UT campus and entertainment district are an example of where enforcement will change.
There may be opportunities now for individuals to erect a structure or a tent or some type of protection in spaces where before that would not have been allowed, said Manley.
As long as the public could safely get around the tents, the structures would not violate the new ordinances.
I am thrilled, said Rabbi Alan Freedman.
The Rabbi at Temple Beth Shalom in West Austin says the changes decriminalize being homeless.
They found a way to revamp these ordinances so that people who are homeless are not being arrested simply for being homeless,
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Austin: The Scat Francisco of the Southwest.
“I am thrilled, said Rabbi Alan Freedman.”
You’re excited? Hey asshole, open up your house and temple to the homeless then and take them all in..
Austin Texas, becoming the California $hithole of the South.
Another city surrendering to the homeless.
Glad I do not own a business or real estate there.
What a horrible micromanaging group they have there.
Austin, TEXAS. Soon to be the new San Francisco! Awaiting the Public Poop Maps...
Austin will become just like Seattle and San Francisco.
don’t they watch the news about other cities.
The Reverse Midas Touch. Literally.
“Austin Texas, becoming the California $hithole of the South.”
BECOMING A $HITHOLE? I used to go to Austin on business 20 years ago, and it had achieved $hithole status already back then! Anywhere you have a seat of government AND a University, you have both of the necessary elements to create a $hithole!
The game plan is always the same; first the liberals, then the crime followed by the parade of bums.
Will they get poop maps like Pelosiville?
We haven’t been to Austin in 11 years and were amazed at the increase in bums and vagrants we saw when we were there Monday. Well, when you subsidize something you get more of it.
Here comes the festival of feces.
They care nothing for law abiding productive citizens. They just dont care. What happens to public order when the general public ignores the law because they have lost faith in government. Thank god for the second amendment.
Public support is growing for compassionate euthanasia as being the humane way to deal with this problem.
Boy, somebody should use that as their tag line.
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