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L.A. Wants The Right To Rid Homeless of Property

This month it is expected the city of Los Angeles will be asking the Supreme Court to review a decision made back in September of 2012 by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The ruling made by those in San Francisco protected the property and belongings of the homeless. With this in motion, it is much harder for city officials to remove and destroy “abandoned” (homeless persons’) property.  The term “abandon” is very broad, and the removals random and destructive. If this decision is not kept in place, it is simply creating a very vast target area on the people, with a massive negative impact on the homeless. What little these people do have the government wants to remove because they deem it “trash” ? A health hazard to the public, they are now saying due to the recent TB outbreak. However, there is no evidence to suggest it was homeless belongings that sparked the outbreak. To quote the LA Times: Continue reading L.A. Wants The Right To Rid Homeless of Property