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Bill says homeless have right to be on the street
Associated Press ^ | Updated 5:07 pm, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | LAURA OLSON,

Posted on 04/23/2013 6:28:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Homeless people would be allowed to sit, sleep and panhandle in public under a bill that passed a legislative committee on Tuesday, even as some lawmakers cited concerns about its potential effect on local governments.

The measure from state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, says every person has a right to use public spaces, regardless of housing status.

The bill is partly a reaction to ordinances passed in recent years by several cities concerned about the number of people on the streets. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and Palo Alto are among the municipalities that have banned people from sitting and lying on streets and sidewalks.

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TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: bill; bums; homeless

1 posted on 04/23/2013 6:28:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Back in the day they were called vagrants, put in jail for several days and then taken to the city or county line and told not to come back.


2 posted on 04/23/2013 6:32:44 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: BenLurkin

If it sounds insane, check for Ammiano. What a loon.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 6:33:24 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: BenLurkin; Revolting cat!

But where do they go when martial law is imposed and persons are instructed to remain at home during a manhunt (or PERSONHUNT) for Islamic terrorists?


4 posted on 04/23/2013 6:35:53 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: BenLurkin

I run across any number of them several times a day. Some are mental, some are lazy as hell and most carry diseases you don’t want contact with.
They poop outdoors and pile it on the streets in nice places people should be able to enjoy with their kids like the Santa Monica Pier.
A while ago the retarded Democrats had the diseased homeless go into libraries overnight and tons of children and adults were exposed and caught hepatitis, tuberculosis and any other numerous plagues they carry.

If this passes these people will get far more aggressive and it will IMO cause violence.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: BenLurkin

Why not pay them minimum wage, too?


6 posted on 04/23/2013 6:42:58 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: BenLurkin

I see Madonna’s destitute brother got drunk and got into a fight with the po po.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57581020/madonnas-homeless-brother-resists-arrest-is-hurt/


7 posted on 04/23/2013 6:45:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin
Homeless people would be allowed to sit, sleep and panhandle in public under a bill that passed a legislative committee

I thought this was settled with the OWS crowds.

8 posted on 04/23/2013 6:51:56 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: ltc8k6

http://www.moviesoundclips.net/download.php?id=1639&ft=mp3


9 posted on 04/23/2013 6:53:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Okay, then I suggest fifty homeless people be bussed to the homes of the Sacramento brain-trusts that support this.

Let them panhandle all day and night outside their home.

I’ve had to walk around pan-handlers at restaurants I wanted to frequent. And I’ve seen some very nice places turned from successful to bust in short order due in part to this.

Then you have a blighted area that does nobody any good. Even the homeless move on after they’ve worked their magic.


10 posted on 04/23/2013 6:54:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: doc1019

Hope all the homeless in Texas are listening to this kind offer from CA. Go west, young bum.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 6:56:42 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

LOL!


12 posted on 04/23/2013 6:57:28 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: DoughtyOne
The liberal pols never have to live with, or even near, the problems they cause.
13 posted on 04/23/2013 6:57:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Amendment 9
Powers Reserved to the People

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


14 posted on 04/23/2013 6:57:47 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: BenLurkin

You’re right. They get two or three times the income on our dime, and somehow become rich in a term or two. They can’t relate to us, and generally don’t have to live under the laws they devise for us.

I hear ya...


15 posted on 04/23/2013 7:01:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: txrefugee

Maybe Gov Perry can exchange our homeless for the companies moving here from CA.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 7:02:11 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: BenLurkin

Besides the basic rights to sit, sleep and panhandle in public, I’m sure that the rights to defecate, urinate and fornicate in public will also be respected.


17 posted on 04/23/2013 7:04:47 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The Team: Progressives, Margret Sanger, Josef Mengele and the Butcher of Philadelphia)
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To: ltc8k6

well you could skip that step and just give them housing. Oh. yeah we tried that.


18 posted on 04/23/2013 7:15:35 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: BenLurkin
The bill says they're entitled to more than that.

But then this is AP.

19 posted on 04/23/2013 7:16:48 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: doc1019

Back in the day the mentally ill were institutionalized, rather than fight to have substandard facilities closed or improved the libs and the ACLU fought to have them released to the streets. Now actual NORMAL people are FORCED to endure the crime and filth of this special class.

I suggest that these special folks be bussed to the home of
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco and all others like him!


20 posted on 04/23/2013 7:19:38 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: doc1019
still goes on, Detroit or Chicagoland just got caught doing almost that and Nevada or Arizona just got caught shipping off the mentally ill to other states!!!
21 posted on 04/23/2013 7:27:06 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin

The whole world is their toilet.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 7:28:47 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Chode

I was referring primarily to the volunteer homeless, not the mentally ill. The bums of the world, the riders of the rails, the hobo of yesteryear.

My grandfather use to regale me with tails of his years as a hobo (back in the early part of the 20th century). Wish he had written them down, would make for a great read. ;-)


23 posted on 04/23/2013 7:37:12 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: doc1019
ah yes, the happy wanderers... hobo to be sure, but a bum, no

i spent some time wandering in the 70's myself, but by thumb never tried the rails

24 posted on 04/23/2013 7:45:32 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin

they will stake out businesses and harass customers. how do you get them to leave them alone?

what they are doing isn’t taking any steps to get themselves out of their situation and become a productive person that can’take care of themselvesand doesn’t need handouts to merely exist. good grief.


25 posted on 04/23/2013 10:24:45 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: BenLurkin
The measure from state Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco,

Ammiano...again!

When is this asshole get term limited out?

26 posted on 04/24/2013 5:16:59 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/california-unveils-homeless-bill-of-rights-right-to-public-urination/


27 posted on 04/28/2013 7:33:54 PM PDT by Sister_T
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