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California lawmaker proposes
´homeless bill of rights´

Sacramento Bee, by Jim Sanders

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/5/2013 12:47:20 AM

California law protects its residents from discrimination based on sex, race, religion and sexual orientation. Now a state lawmaker is pushing to add another category to the list: homelessness. New legislation titled the "Homeless Bill of Rights" by Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco is meant to keep communities from rousting people who have nowhere to turn.(Snip) The heart of Assembly Bill 5 would give legal protection to people engaging in life-sustaining activities on public property. Among other activities, it specifically mentions sleeping, congregating, panhandling, urinating and "collecting and possessing goods for recyling, even if those goods contain

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Very progressive! Hope the urban campers in my area catch wind of this.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 1/5/2013 1:08:23 AM     (No. 9099499)

A wonderful idea...since I don´t live in California.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: xcenturion, 1/5/2013 1:08:44 AM     (No. 9099500)

Perhaps we can give all the homeless individuals
that Assemblyman Ammiano´s home address. Ammiano is your typical SF liberal Adam Henry. (That´s a little police lingo there.)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/5/2013 1:11:50 AM     (No. 9099504)

Oh, great...just do everything you can to drive productive people out of the state. Texas and all the other states to which CA refugees are flocking should demand that Hollywood stars and other big-shots open their gated lands to the homeless and see how fast this BS bill goes away.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: veritas, 1/5/2013 1:16:52 AM     (No. 9099511)

Yeah, well, a lot of such people did have "places to turn [to]" -- until they were discovered by "advocates." Leftist "advocates."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jl80863, 1/5/2013 1:25:36 AM     (No. 9099521)

Great! All the other sane states can offer their "homeless" free transportation to California. It will save billions.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/5/2013 1:42:31 AM     (No. 9099532)

Let´s see,,, now I don´t need an address to vote, get gov´t program checks and other freebies! Heck... My uncle mohammed could bring 1,000´s of my pals to the us... we could all pretend to be homeless under one name & own homes under other names... that we got with no down paymt mrtg programs... and after not paying the mrtg., we´ll just get another house under another brothers name!!

Yes... The Muslim Brotherhood has learned much from their Mexican Cartel allies.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/5/2013 1:50:50 AM     (No. 9099535)

Info from Tommie´s Wiki page = "He helped to make San Francisco public schools´ sexual education curriculum, which begins diversity and sensitivity training in kindergarten"

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Reply 8 - Posted by: cmardh, 1/5/2013 1:55:34 AM     (No. 9099538)

This guy is a frickin´ menace. Leave us alone!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/5/2013 2:00:06 AM     (No. 9099540)

Welcome to dingbat nation. The smell must be wonderful.

How many have squatted in homes with owners unable to remove them ? How many are mentally incapacitated and could harm others ?

Why not force the Hollyweird with big estates and gates to let them have part of the property for life sustaining activities ?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/5/2013 3:15:28 AM     (No. 9099575)

Can you imagine a human and dog competing for the same tree to pee on?

When is somebody going to start a "hot dogs for the homeless program"? Veggie dogs of course.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/5/2013 4:23:03 AM     (No. 9099590)

Defecating and urinating wherever they want. Seems like we´re heading back to the 17th century where sewers ran down the streets. Who gets to clean that stuff up? Some union goon in a hazmat collecting $500/hour?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 1/5/2013 4:38:30 AM     (No. 9099599)

Just a few years ago, I drove past City Hall in San Francisco. Homeless people were camped everywhere, and a couple of them pretended to be statues (or something) on the traffic medians. Further down the street, a scruffy guy stood on a corner, yelling at no one in particular.

There was an effort at the time led by lefty real estate owners to ship these people somewhere else. Wonder which side of this bill they´ll support?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/5/2013 6:40:23 AM     (No. 9099662)

They get the same bill of rights as anyone else. Period.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/5/2013 9:09:50 AM     (No. 9099901)

No.

For years they camped out in Santa Barbara because the weather was so good. The beautiful County Courthouse grounds were a homeless camp, as were huge areas across from East Beach.

They are very picky about where they choose to be homeless.

Maybe Ammiano could take a few into his yard for a while - just to show his good intentions.

As for those who say "fine, it´s in California", apparently they are not paying attention. If these wacko ideas fly in California, it takes no time at all for them to be adopted in other states or nationally.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: KingBubo, 1/5/2013 10:40:57 AM     (No. 9100093)

I have an idea, let them have the same Bill of Rights that applies to the homed.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: formerNYer, 1/5/2013 11:39:49 AM     (No. 9100226)

I´ll help send all the homeless in Tennessee to California if Rep Tom ´dumb as a rock´ Ammiano wants.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: cheeflo, 1/5/2013 12:26:19 PM     (No. 9100303)

You can´t make this stuff up.

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