It Is Becoming Illegal To Be Homeless In America As Houston, Dallas And Dozens Of Other Cities Pass Draconian Laws

by Michael Snyder, Economic Collapse

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Should we make homelessness against the law and simply throw all homeless people into prison so that we don’t have to deal with them?  Incredibly, this is actually starting to happen in dozens of major cities all across the United States.  It may be difficult to believe, but in many large urban areas today, if you are found guilty of “public camping” you can be taken directly to jail.  In some cities, activities such as “blocking a walkway” or creating any sort of “temporary structure for human habitation” are also considered to be serious crimes.  And there are some communities that have even made it illegal to feed the homeless without an official permit.  Unfortunately, as the U.S. economy continues to slow down the number of homeless people will continue to grow, and so this is a crisis that is only going to grow in size and scope.

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Of course the goal of many of these laws is to get the homeless to go somewhere else.  But as these laws start to multiply all across the nation, pretty soon there won’t be too many places left where it is actually legal to be homeless.

One city that is being highly criticized for passing extremely draconian laws is Houston.  In that city it is actually illegal for the homeless to use any sort of material to shield themselves from the wind, the rain and the cold

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is taking a similar approach—his anti-encampment ordinance makes it illegal to use “fabric, metal, cardboard, or other materials as a tent or temporary structure for human habitation.” This ensures that the Houstonian homeless are vulnerable not just to the elements, but also to the constant threat of the police. Officials cite one of the most common justifications for crackdowns on the homeless: neighborhood safety (a more socially acceptable way of talking about the not-in-my-backyard mentality).

With all of the other problems that we are facing as a nation, it stuns me that there are politicians that would spend their time dreaming up such sick and twisted laws…

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13 Responses

  1. They’d better pray, those who make and support these laws, that there is no Judgement Day

  2. Not surprising as American culture is rather heartless.

  3. Messed up. At least in the 30s they let people build shelters in Hoovervilles. Now shit is getting Darwinian.

  4. Welcome to the New World Order.

  5. It is becoming like the movie «Soylent Green».
    All it is missing is someone to come up with a bulldozer company to take the homeless out of the streets.

  6. The ruling class and their boot-licking policy makers are playing a very dangerous game. Once it becomes doctrine that being poor in America is the greatest crime a citizen can commit, and at the same time promote a system that creates more poor people especially working poor….the result is a nation of outlaws. This has been the template worldwide, but historically it has always been suicidal for the oligarchy and their minions. A world of cornered animals is nothing compared to people who see their human dignity being taken away. We aren’t struggling for luxury. That insult to injury is the iceberg to the Titanic.

    The oppressor is far more the slave to his unnatural desires than those from whom they are stealing the means to live….and for us it’s not game theory and we are not playing. With the sheer number of those in the world who are hating wars and war profiteers it’s time to reconsider who is cornered. They could shut down the internet tomorrow but revolution will not be blogged. The nation’s wealth that is squandered on new ways of killing people is not going to end well for the blood monied in a world of outlaws. “After Dinner Entertainment”

  7. Don’t worry, didn’t you hear, Trump is going to make America great again!!

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