Fewer car stop and people stops could be the cause for the rise of crime and homicide. Interesting!!!
So far in 2020, there have been around 68 homicides for every 100,000 city residents.
— Read on http://www.ksdk.com/mobile/article/news/investigations/st-louis-homicide-rate-breaks-record-amid-covid19/63-60aa0060-e4bf-42a3-a0b0-4c46043b1d78
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/
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
As its name suggests, the homelessness law center is dedicated to using the law to help individuals experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
— Read on nlchp.org/
Check out the latest publication
Housing not Handcuffs HERE
Ocala is one of seven cities that has “significantly increased” its ordinances for arresting and punishing the homeless.
— Read on www.ocalapost.com/ocala-amongst-7-cities-to-make-hall-of-shame-in-new-homeless-report/
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/
The Twitter link has video.
Here is an opposing view by a Medical Doctor on the handling of the person. See HERE