Homelessness now a crime in San Francisco
November 3, 2010 3 Comments
Sarah’s probably going to post something about the Hubba Bubba nightmare that is the US midterms elections (which I’m still ticking over), but I wanted to note a comparatively minor law passed: San Francisco Proposition L law. The San Francisco Gate summarises the bill as:
Proposition L, known as the Sit/Lie Law, passed with 53% of the vote. It will now be illegal to sit or lie on the sidewalk in San Francisco between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Proponents say this law will give the police an additional tool in addressing public safety concerns, especially in the Upper Haight neighborhood. Homeless advocates say this law will criminalize homelessness. There are some exceptions where sitting is allowed, such as a public event like the Giants celebration parade later today.