• @CmdrShepard
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    188 months ago

    Federal courts have already ruled that you can’t throw people in jail for being homeless, so I don’t see that happening. The headline mentions treatment which doesn’t have to be in-patient necessarily.

    I’m definitely on the fence here as I’m no fan of authoritarianism, but on the other hand I’m no fan of homeless meth addicts living in a clapped out RV on the side of the road, stealing catalytic converters by night and standing in the road shouting at cars by day. Something has to give here as people like this have been taking advantage of this messy situation.

    • @A_Random_Idiot@lemmy.world
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      98 months ago

      Federal courts have already ruled that you can’t throw people in jail for being homeless,

      No, that doesnt stop them from making up some bullshit charge though. This is America, afterall.

      • @Cryophilia@lemmy.world
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        18 months ago

        Not really. This is California, which is very different from the rest of America. Especially when it comes to policing the homeless.