Skip to comments.SF Court: Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on streets
Posted on 09/04/2018 7:06:51 PM PDT by artichokegrower
BOISE, Idaho (AP) Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, which is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
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This is what is at stake at this week's Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The people did not vote for homeless to be able to sleep on the streets. The people's representatives did not pass a law to allow people to sleep on the streets. The Royal Imperial Federal Court ruled that people can sleep on the streets the citizens of the cities be damned.
One reason to live in an area that has truly miserable weather.
Fine. Let them sleep on the streets then and discontinue all “homeless” funding and ban people from giving them anything.
Ha, ha, yes. One comedian called winter “nature’s cleansing broom”.
Ah, for the good old days when cops were free to chase bums out of the city limits.
We are a free nation ... if someone wants to sleep on the streets in our country they are free to do so. As long as they are citizens and subject to our same laws. Leave them be.
Stopping vagrants from sleeping on sidewalks and streets isn’t a punishment. They are not prisoners, they’re a public nuisance.
Hire buses, fill them up with the homeless and unload the bus in front of the judge’s homes.
It’s not cruel and unusual punishment. And if it isn’t then the homeless can happily take up residence on the property of the 9th circuit judges’.
Wonder which freaking California imported lawyer pulled this crap. Next they will be craping in the streets like the Bio-Hazard filled streets these sick and twisted Federal Judges live amongst. The tyranny of the courts strikes again against the American people, the State of Idaho, and the residents of Boise.
We are beginning to be overrun in Idaho with idiots from California and Pudget Sound that have already soiled their original homes and are working hard to soil our home. We were stationed in Colorado Springs when the left coast invasion hit there. So glad we escaped in 2001 for Idaho, but not sure how much longer we have until they ruin this state.
There have been vagrancy laws, here, since before we were a nation!
Just where, exactly, in our Constitution, does it state that as free people, in a free country, people can sleep on the streets, poop and urinate on sidewalks and in the streets?
Just WHY should the scum be "left alone"?
There are shelters; they could sleep there for nothing.
As a "free nation", do you truly believe that everyone should be allowed to do whatever they feel like doing? And if so, then we shouldn't have any laws at all...right?
And who says that these are all citizens ?
You can’t make it a crime to be poor.
So it is OK for the bums to sleep in the intersections of streets?
“You cant make it a crime to be poor.”
Ever hear of “the poor house?” The poor were expected to work in order to eat and have a place to sleep. The last of the poor houses were closed in the 1940s, when the government began welfare payments to the poor.
Now they sleep on the streets and do nothing.
Exactly, enforce the consequences of the judges rulings upon the judges themelves.
trespassing is a crime, loitering is. washing in a public water fountain is. sleeping in the street can be hazardous for others as well as the sleeper.
It's not a crime to be poor. It's a crime to sleep on the streets.
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