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    Re: Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?C

    Considering the setup for the other thread was a lie have to evaluate this as a stand alone question. No, don't think it should be criminal. However many of the activities engaged in by some of the homeless should continue to be against the law. But hey, at least in jail you get three hots and a cot, something lacking in the street.

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    Re: Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?C

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?

    I raise this question in light of the thread:
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/law-an...y-anymore.html

    In which it was stated that it is a criminal offense to be homeless, and how a city gave homeless people the choice of going jail or a FEMA internment camp surrounded by barbed wire and to not be allowed to leave except on a special van.

    I never heard anyone claim it is a criminal offense to be homeless.

    Should it be?
    I do not think anyone has said being homeless is a crime.Nor has anyone suggested making it a crime. Wanting the facilities that cater to the homeless moved away from businesses and residential areas is not criminalizing homelessness. Nor is banning panhandling and public intoxication criminalizing homelessness. Not everyone who is homeless is some poor sap that fallen on hard times who is trying to get back on their feet. Many of those homeless people are alcoholics and drug addicts and many of them do not want to get back on their feet.
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    Re: Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?C

    If yes, what next, eye color?
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    Re: Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?C

    Why in the world should it be criminal? The ones homeless are either mentally disturbed, drug dependent or really unlucky in finances or family.
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    Re: Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?C

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Haha yeah right, why not just criminalize mental illness while you're at it? Oh wait, we've done that. Look, until you give away housing, there will be homelessness. Even aside from unfortunate circumstance, people have an inalienable right to do as they please with their lives.
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    Re: Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?C

    put me down for "other", in some cases I think it should be a crime, in others not

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    Re: Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?C

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?

    I raise this question in light of the thread:
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/law-an...y-anymore.html

    In which it was stated that it is a criminal offense to be homeless, and how a city gave homeless people the choice of going jail or a FEMA internment camp surrounded by barbed wire and to not be allowed to leave except on a special van.

    I never heard anyone claim it is a criminal offense to be homeless.

    Should it be?
    Gotta keep those rents up.

    What better way than to make not paying rent illegal.

    Seriously though, most of the vagrancy laws began during the Depression, when wandering hordes of hungry unemployed folks were everywhere.

    Now its about keeping rents up.

    They just passed a law here in San Diego making it illegal to park RVs on the street.

    Doesn't affect big trucks, Just RVs.

    Obviously aimed at the "rubber tramps", whose numbers have increased substantially since the bubble popped. Can't have those folks sleeping and not paying.

    It annoys those who are paying others' mortgages, and those who paid a lot to live in a "posh" zipcode even more.
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    Re: Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?C

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I do not think anyone has said being homeless is a crime.Nor has anyone suggested making it a crime. Wanting the facilities that cater to the homeless moved away from businesses and residential areas is not criminalizing homelessness. Nor is banning panhandling and public intoxication criminalizing homelessness. Not everyone who is homeless is some poor sap that fallen on hard times who is trying to get back on their feet. Many of those homeless people are alcoholics and drug addicts and many of them do not want to get back on their feet.
    Doesn't change the simple fact it is illegal to sleep in America unless somebody pays.
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    Re: Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?C

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Why in the world should it be criminal? The ones homeless are either mentally disturbed, drug dependent or really unlucky in finances or family.
    Add to that those displaced downward until they were out of work.completely.

    There are skads of "slow pussycats" on the streets in San Diego now. Folks who had simple jobs and simple lives whose jobs were taken by more competent people as things tightened up. Not mentally ill, just not real sharp.

    Its different than it was before the crash.
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    Re: Should it be a criminal offense to be homeless?C

    We don't need to do anything if we just follow the inherent rules of survival of the fittest.
    What party supports survival of the fittest the best?

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