4 people were arrested for using city property overhangs to keep out of the cold rain recently, and as of today that is unconstitutional. While the voters elected the current city council to a progressive majority in 2018, evidently more conservative staff are blocking forward progress, and all city staff should serve the current city council not past ones. This was abuse of power, now grounds for firing as unconstitutional.
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty · 6 hrs ·
BREAKING: This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition by the city of Boise to review the case Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. Boise).
People experiencing unsheltered homelessness—at least in the 9th Circuit—can sleep more safely without facing criminal punishment for simply trying to survive on the streets.
“We hope that the 9th Circuit decision will help communities find the political will to put that housing in place. Housing, not handcuffs, is what ends homelessness,” said Maria Foscarinis, Founder & Executive Director of the Law Center. #HousingNotHandcuffs
To read our full statement, go to https://nlchp.org/supreme-court-martin-v-boise/.