Policing homelessness | Modern Policing

This guide from Arnold Ventures summarizes evidence about homelessness and provides recommendations for police. Suggestions include fostering collaboration, using data, providing training, and using a problem-oriented approach. The document offers examples from Philadelphia and Wichita, explains the negative consequences of punitive measures, and lists talking points for police to use with the public.
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2020/03/14/policing-homelessness/

Court Ruling Limits What Cities In Western U.S. Can Do To Address Homelessness : NPR

The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court ruling that says cities can’t ticket the homeless for sleeping on public property until they’ve found shelter for everyone who needs it.
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/12/16/788597790/court-ruling-limits-what-cities-in-western-u-s-can-do-to-address-homelessness

More cities restricting homeless | Modern Policing

This article reports an increase over the last 3 years of cities enacting laws that place restrictions on homeless people. Laws restricting camping, panhandling, sleeping in vehicles, and sharing food have all become more common, according to a study of 187 urban jurisdictions. City officials say they need tools to manage a difficult situation, while…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/12/11/more-cities-restricting-homeless/