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Being Homeless Is Becoming A Crime In Houston, Texas

The City of Houston has expanded the so-called “Civility” ordinance.  This law restricts where in Houston homeless people can sit and sleep on sidewalks.

Any city has the right to regulate conduct which is disruptive and dangerous. The homeless should certainly not be exempt from such regulation.  Still, in Houston “civility” seems only to be a matter of law for homeless people.

I don’t want to go out on a limb—But I’m pretty sure we have plenty of uncivil people of all economic classes in Houston. Yet it is only the very poor we are passing laws against.    

September 14, 2006 Posted by | Houston | 1 Comment