AverageAmericanGuy: I bet it gets really cold down there in Florida.
AverageAmericanGuy: I bet it gets really cold down there in Florida.Another non-story designed to drum up hatred for the Right.
TuteTibiImperes: Do they get arrested and taken into jail?At least there they'll get a warm place to sleep, three meals a day, access to medical care, and a chance to get clean.
TuteTibiImperes: DamnYankees: What in gods name is a non-cruel justification for this?It does seem to be capriciously mean-spirited, but what happens if they're caught? Do they get arrested and taken into jail?At least there they'll get a warm place to sleep, three meals a day, access to medical care, and a chance to get clean.People shouldn't be living on the streets, but I don't think banning the use of blankets is necessarily the best way to go about it. Jail isn't a perfect solution either, as while it may be better than the sidewalk, throwing the homeless in with hardened criminals could also be potentially dangerous for them.I really don't know what the best solution is here.
DamnYankees: What in gods name is a non-cruel justification for this?
Prophet of Loss: Cataholic: Sec. 8-1-22 Camping prohibited; exceptions(1) For purposes of this section "camping" is defined as:(a) Cooking over an open flame or fire out-of-doors; or(b) Bathing in public for purposes of personal hygiene; or(c) Sleeping out-of-doors under one of the following circumstances:(i) Adjacent to or inside a tent or sleeping bag, or(ii) Atop and/or covered by materials such as a bedroll, cardboard, newspapers, or(iii) Inside some form of temporary shelter(2) Camping is prohibited on all public property, except as may be specifically authorized by the appropriate governmental authority.(3) Camping is prohibited on all property in the City used for residential purposes; provided, however that camping is permitted on such property with permission and consent of the property owner.(4) An individual in violation of this ordinance, who has no private shelter, shall be advised of available shelter in the City of Pensacola or Escambia County, in addition to any penalties of law.SECTION 2. In any word, phrase, clause, paragraph, section or provision of this ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid or unconstitutional, such finding shall not affect the other provision or applications of the ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid or unconstitutional provisions or application, and to this end the provisions of this ordinance are declared severable.SECTION 3. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.SECTION 4. This ordinance shall take effect on the fifth business day after adoption, unless otherwise provided pursuant to Section 4.03(d) of the City Charter of the City of Pensacola.You'll note there are no criminal penalties attached to this ordinance. You'll also note it does not make covering yourself with a blanket illegal. You may continue with your ginned up outrage.So denying people with no place to go basic shelter is fine with a fine pinnacle of humanity such as yourself?
Pick: The homeless are homeless, because they chose to be homeless. They don't want to work, they want free handouts. They are in the situations they are in, because they chose them.
bborchar: Because if I were homeless and freezing, I would definitely care what the law says.
Point02GPA: Headso: just give them homes.I was going to suggest solar powered portable heaters, but now I'm down with "homes".
grimlock1972: Seriously the only logical purpose of such a law is to drive out the homeless, they are likely hoping they go further south in Florida.
Point02GPA: Blankets have been quite the sore spot in America's history.
5 star chef of tv dinners: To be fair, I highly doubt anyone is freezing to death in florida unless the fall asleep inside a walk-in freezer but it's still a dumb, pointless law.
TuteTibiImperes: At least there they'll get a warm place to sleep
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