Another exercise in nonsense by state lawmakers in California.
Joshua Rohrer not only seeks damages for his violent arrest but also wants the city's anti-panhandling ordinance overturned on First Amendment grounds.
Instead, try making it easier to build more housing!
City Councilmember Curren Price is indicted for steering favors to affordable housing developers who were bribing his wife.
The Department of Justice is now intervening on behalf of the Orange County, California, group's right to distribute food at its resource center in Santa Ana.
If you don't like San Francisco, that's fine, but don't tell tall tales about it.
Before assaulting her, the cops taunted her for being homeless, she claims.
The plan is unlikely to work, and the government already has a sordid recent history of funneling people into tent cities anyway.
Today, the Lone Star state counts 90 homeless people per every 100,000 residents. In California, the problem is almost five times as bad.
Lawsuit Claims Portland Police Shot Unarmed Homeless Man, Then Ate Pizza While His Body Lay on the Ground
Robert Delgado's family is now seeking damages.
Have we forgotten the era of mass institutionalization?
Disability Rights Group Challenges California Law That Forces the Mentally Ill Into Court-Ordered Treatment
"On its face, the CARE Act violates essential constitutional guarantees of due process and equal protection while needlessly burdening fundamental rights to privacy, autonomy and liberty," the petition states.
"My intention is to ensure that all Americans from the wealthiest millionaire to the poorest homeless person can exercise these rights without fear of consequence from our government," said Jeff Gray.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear 94-year-old Geraldine Tyler's case challenging home equity theft.
Is it good public health policy to deny charity to people experiencing homelessness?
Multiple factors contribute to housing shortages, but zoning constraints are mostly to blame.
The overall homeless population stayed basically flat from 2020 to 2022. But the number of people sleeping on the streets increased 3.4 percent.
Healthy cities are a boon not just for those who live in them, but for our entire society.
Plus: The editors consider a listener question on the involuntary hospitalization of the mentally ill.
Eric Adams' Plan To Involuntarily Hospitalize Mentally Ill Homeless People Will Face Legal Challenges
Civil liberties groups say Adams' plan violates constitutional rights protecting people with mental illness from being confined against their will simply for existing.
The ordinance governing how food can be shared is designed to make it next to impossible to share food.
Norma Thornton of Bullhead City, Arizona, is suing for the right to help people in need.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill in September that will chip away at a policy that has long been criticized as enabling racially-motivated policing.
State officials have been warning Anaheim for decades that their regulations on transitional housing were illegal. The city's rejection of nonprofit Grandma's House of Hope's group home was the last straw.
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As COVID-19 spread across the country, complex rules around land use and building permits made housing the poor and vulnerable effectively impossible.
The ACLU of Northern California is suing to overturn the ordinance.
Perplexingly, the bill would also forbid grants from going to nonprofits, unless the local government meets the state's demands.
Despite apportioning over $1 billion for homeless housing, cost overruns and sluggish pacing threaten to jeopardize the city project.
The governor needs to leave his fancy Sacramento-area compound more often to see what's going on throughout the state.
The author of the new book "San Fransicko", says the homelessness crisis is an addiction and mental health crisis enabled by policies that permit open-air drug scenes on public property and prevent police from enforcing laws
Gloversville's Free Methodist Church has 40 beds ready and waiting at its downtown shelter. City officials say the zoning code doesn't allow people to sleep in them.
The San Fransicko author on fighting homelessness and mental illnesses without shredding civil liberties.
Do you, like many Americans, feel especially charitable this time of year? Enjoy helping those in need? Better buy a permit.
Donating to the needy, in addition to being a generally nice thing to do, is a protected First Amendment activity.
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