Re: ALERT: Without sleep you will DIE(council unanimously FWD)

john macpherson (nyceguy50@yahoo.com)
Sun, 19 Dec 1999 12:54:55 -0800 (PST)


This is what all makers of ordenances that create
threats on the lives of the homeless say.


(Without sleep you will die!!!!)
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> FWD  Associated Press - AP Wire Service - Dec 14,
> 1999 14:58
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>      SITTING OR SLEEPING ON BUSY SIDEWALKS IN AUBURN
>      WILL RESULT IN A FINE AS OF WEDNESDAY
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> AUBURN, Wash. (AP) _ Sitting or sleeping on busy
> sidewalks in this suburb
> between Seattle and Tacoma will be punishable by a
> $50 fine under an
> ordinance that takes effect Wednesday.
> 
> The measure, modeled after a 5-year-old Seattle
> ordinance, was adopted
> unanimously by the City Council last week.
> 
> ``Call me old-fashioned, but sidewalks are for
> walking, not sitting or
> laying,'' Council Member Fred Poe said.
> 
> Police say the measure is aimed mainly at a few
> drunks, drug dealers and
> prostitutes.
> 
> ``We're just trying to be reasonable,'' Police Chief
> Jim Kelly said. ``We
> don't want to put these people in jail, we just want
> a tool'' to avoid
> illegal activity.
> 
> The law applies to anyone who sits or falls asleep
> on sidewalks in downtown
> and other commercial areas between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
> 
> Jerry Sheehan, a spokesman at the American Civil
> Liberties Union, and John
> Fox, coordinator of the Seattle Displacement
> Coalition, noted that the only
> overnight homeless shelter in the suburbs between
> Seattle and Tacoma is in
> Kent.
> 
> That operation moves from church to church each
> month and is open only in
> the winter because zoning bars a permanent shelter.
> 
> Sidewalk laws discriminate against all the
> down-and-out instead of singling
> out those who commit crimes, Fox said.
> 
> 
> ``Most of society sleeps in a bed and not a
> doorway,'' Sheehan said, ``but
> a person without a bed is still a person of the
> community.''
> 
> AP-WS-12-14-99 0627EST
> Received Id AP9934859B03673 on Dec 15 1999 06:55
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