In late March, I joined demonstrators to protest the Los Angeles Police Department’s clearing of a large homeless encampment in the Echo Park neighborhood.
— Read on www.post-gazette.com/news/insight/2021/05/30/California-gave-people-the-right-to-be-homeless-but-little-help-finding-homes/stories/202105300027
Today, prostitution is illegal in the majority of the United States, but the New York State Senate has two bills looking to decriminalize prostitution throughout the state. One bill would decriminalize selling sex while maintaining punitive measures on buying or promoting sex. The other would decriminalize the entire sex trade.
— Read on bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/decriminalization-of-prostitution
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/