Los Angeles To Start Banning Homeless People From Portions Of The City
Homelessness is a massive epidemic in Los Angeles as well as many other parts of the country. But the hard-left city is taking measures to make sure that homeless people don't have a place to sleep.
A new plan has been proposed that would ban homeless people from sleeping on at least 26% of the city's streets and sidewalks.
This makes it very difficult for homeless people who live in L.A. to actually find a place to sleep which is not good at all for their well-being.
According to L.A. Times,
Under the proposal, L.A. would bar people from sleeping, lying or sitting on streets and sidewalks in a list of prohibited areas. They could not sleep within 500 feet of a school, park, day care or any recently opened facility that serves homeless people – a provision that appears to be aimed at easing neighborhood opposition to new shelters and housing …
Sleeping on bicycle paths would also be off limits, along with tunnels or bridges designated as school routes. And people could not sleep in public areas with signs barring trespassing or closing times for safety or maintenance purposes. Nor could they sleep on sidewalks in crowded areas near big venues, such as Staples Center or the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
What they are essentially trying to do is steer the homeless to less desireable locations away from the luxurious areas of L.A.
So rather than trying to do something positive to help people get off the streets and back on their feet, they've instead decided to just push them out of to the lower-end parts of L.A.
On top of that, it would also make certain areas inaccessible to them such as bathrooms.
Civil rights attorney, Carol Sobel asked the question, “Most of the public toilets that people can use are in our parks, and if you tell people they can’t be within 500 feet of a park where do they go during the day to use that toilet? It’s a counter-productive proposal.”