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    Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless people who sleep on sidewalk

    The outcome was a significant victory for homeless activists and a setback for city officials in California and other Western states who argued the ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals undercut their authority to regulate encampments on the sidewalks.
    Supreme Court refuses to hear a case about where homeless can sleep - Los Angeles Times

    I dont know which is right. Im not sure the federal govt is right to prevent a city or states from keeping people from living on public property mean for other purposes. It certainly impacts other peoples rights to use those public spaces for more mainstream purposes like walking, driving, recreation and business, the purpose for such places. Certainly you can punish people for loitering. Isnt this loitering?

    But, whats the alternative? Force the public to give people free houses? How about moving them out of the city to public land? How about privatizing spaces so that there is no public allowance? Like a Mall or campus which allows people to shop, recreate, live, but which is private so as to give them authority to remove people who do not live there.

    Obviously those with mental issues need treatment. Those with substance abuse issues should probably be offered help. Those that dont want help, dont want to work, dont want to get along with their neighbors, need to be moved out.

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    Re: Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless people who sleep on sidewalk

    America has dismantled its safety net and now we are dealing with the results. I'm torn on this issue. People need a place to sleep but a public sidewalk shouldn't be that place. I feel that, until this issue affects the rich more than it does now, nothing will change. America is going to turn in to a third world **** hole.

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    Re: Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless people who sleep on sidewalk

    Sweet dreams homeless people the Supreme Court has you back. Just try to poop on the grassy areas instead or the sidewalks if you don't mind.

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    Re: Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless people who sleep on sidewalk

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Supreme Court refuses to hear a case about where homeless can sleep - Los Angeles Times

    I dont know which is right. Im not sure the federal govt is right to prevent a city or states from keeping people from living on public property mean for other purposes. It certainly impacts other peoples rights to use those public spaces for more mainstream purposes like walking, driving, recreation and business, the purpose for such places. Certainly you can punish people for loitering. Isnt this loitering?

    But, whats the alternative? Force the public to give people free houses? How about moving them out of the city to public land? How about privatizing spaces so that there is no public allowance? Like a Mall or campus which allows people to shop, recreate, live, but which is private so as to give them authority to remove people who do not live there.

    Obviously those with mental issues need treatment. Those with substance abuse issues should probably be offered help. Those that dont want help, dont want to work, dont want to get along with their neighbors, need to be moved out.
    Why are they are less entitled than you to public space?

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    Re: Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless people who sleep on sidewalk

    Why don't kind, compassionate, liberals provide housing for the homeless so that they don't have to sleep on the sidewalk in the first place?

    Seems like all liberals are good at is virtue signalling about the issue instead of actually doing anything about it.

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    Re: Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless people who sleep on sidewalk

    Quote Originally Posted by aociswundumho View Post
    Why don't kind, compassionate, liberals provide housing for the homeless so that they don't have to sleep on the sidewalk in the first place?

    Seems like all liberals are good at is virtue signalling about the issue instead of actually doing anything about it.
    More unintelligent, unoriginal deflection that avoid the issue. Becuase as usual, conservatives have nothing and no ability to actually think, just parrot dumb slogans like above

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    Re: Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless people who sleep on sidewalk

    Quote Originally Posted by aociswundumho View Post
    Why don't kind, compassionate, liberals provide housing for the homeless so that they don't have to sleep on the sidewalk in the first place?

    Seems like all liberals are good at is virtue signalling about the issue instead of actually doing anything about it.
    Not sure, why don't kind, compassionate conservatives stop passing laws that punish poor people?
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    Re: Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless people who sleep on sidewalk

    Quote Originally Posted by Sampson Simpson View Post
    More unintelligent, unoriginal deflection that avoid the issue. Becuase as usual, conservatives have nothing and no ability to actually think, just parrot dumb slogans like above

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    You have cities full of wealthy white liberals combined with people who need housing. What exactly is the problem? I thought helping the needy was a core leftist value.

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    Re: Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless people who sleep on sidewalk

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Why are they are less entitled than you to public space?
    They use it for other than intended purposes, they dont pay for it, and they are harming others usage.

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    Re: Supreme Court lets stand ruling that protects homeless people who sleep on sidewalk

    Quote Originally Posted by D_NATURED View Post
    America has dismantled its safety net and now we are dealing with the results. I'm torn on this issue. People need a place to sleep but a public sidewalk shouldn't be that place. I feel that, until this issue affects the rich more than it does now, nothing will change. America is going to turn in to a third world **** hole.
    We spend almost every federal tax dollar on the safety net. How exactly has it been dismantled?

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