Criminalization

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Report from Camping Ban Motions Hearing: 2/16/17

The new trial date is scheduled for April 5th, 2017. Mark your calendar. Yesterday there was a dispositive motions hearing in the Camping Ban criminal cases where homeless and poor people are being charged with crimes for sleeping on the…
prinevilleorhp

Oregon’s racist past, is new again

On September 27, 2016, the City of Prineville unanimously passed an ordinance “Excluding Certain Persons from Public Property.” This ordinance (#1225) authorizes public service employees to ban anyone from public property who is violating a city, state or federal law,…
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National Prisoner Stoppage September 9th

Friday, September 9th, 2016 marks the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison rebellion in which prisoners organized a mass demonstration to demand better treatment in the prison system. This uprising was one of the most powerful prisoner mobilizations in the…
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And The Beat Goes On!!!

Hey Everyone! While we are all feeling immense disappointment at the defeat of this legislation, the true disappointment comes from knowing that in the eyes of the state of California, poor and homeless people do not deserve the most basic…
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No Housing, No Treatment, but there sure are plenty of Laws!

In response to deep cuts to federal and state funding for affordable housing, California cities have enacted and enforced a wide range of local codes that target or disproportionately impact homeless people. These anti-homeless laws mimic vagrancy laws of past…