SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
Indybay About Contact Newsletter Calendar Publish Community

Santa Cruz Indymedia | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Front Page

Sun Aug 26 2007 Santa Cruz Sleeping Ban Off the Agenda of Local ACLU
Activists Ask ACLU to Help End Sleeping Ban On August 26th, a number of Santa Cruz homeless activists made an appeal to the ACLU of Santa Cruz County during a fundraising event held at the small public aquarium next to the UC Long Marine center. The homeless activists would like for the ACLU to contribute to the legal fight to end the ban on outdoor sleeping and camping, using the same process behind the Jones decision precedent in the Los Angeles courts, which held that a local city cannot ban sleeping on public property if adequate shelters for indigent people are not available. Santa Cruz currently has fewer than 100 shelter beds for a countywide homeless population which could number in the thousands. imc_photo.gifRead More and View Photos

Robert Norse comments, "In Santa Cruz, Rotkin, Councilmember and four-time Mayor, is a militant supporter of the Sleeping Ban. He's also on the Board of Directors of the ACLU. He was also the main person physically blocking me, demanding I leave, threatening me with arrest, denouncing me, and trying to force us to leave signs about the Sleeping Ban outside."
imc_audio.gifAudio: Norse vs. Rotkin at the ACLU Meeting (.mp3) (7:24 minutes / 6.8 MB)

see also: Striking Back Against Sentinel/SCPD Smears and "Progressive" Silence on the Sleeping Ban | Vice-Mayor Bans Activists from Bookshop Santa Cruz | Previous SC-IMC Coverage

08/30/14 Genetically Engineered Crops Are Major Driver in Butterfly's Population Crash   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/29/14 Journalist Brad Kava Attempts to Use Media Hype to Cash-in on Crime with 'Cane-O-Mite'   Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/29/14 After Being Told they Will Arrest her Brother's 'Black Ass,' Woman Films Police   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/26/14 Presentation by Dr. Andy David Intended to Justify Israel's Attacks on Gaza   Palestine | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/24/14 Salinas Group Denied Library Space for Community Forum on Police Violence   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/23/14 Protests in Support of Justice for Michael Brown Erupt All Over the World   Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/23/14 Defendants Prohibited from Working with Animals, Still Face Felony Animal Cruelty Charges   Central Valley | Animal Liberation
08/21/14 Longest Blockade of Israeli Ship in History — Zim Lines Ship​ Forced to Leave Oakland Port   Labor & Workers | International | Palestine
08/16/14 Sam Farr Votes Again and Again to Strengthen U.S.-Israel Military Ties   Santa Cruz Indymedia
08/16/14 WeCopwatch Reports on Protests and Police Abuses from Ferguson, Missouri   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
08/12/14 Youth Press Conference in San Francisco Calls Attention to Children at the Border   International | Americas | Immigrant Rights