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Sweep Away the Sleeping Ban: Sign Up Sunday in front of Coonerty's Bookshop

Date:
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Time:
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Robert Norse
Location Details:
1520 Pacific Ave. in front of the Bookshop Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz's MC 6.36.010a makes it illegal to fall asleep in your vehicle or on any public property 11 PM - 8:30 AM.

1500-2000 people are homeless each night with space for only 40 of them in the City's walk-in emergency shelter program.

About 50 citations (fine of $90 each) are given out each month.

Homeless property and survival gear is regularly destroyed in Chief Ranger Wallace's raids.

Vice-Mayor Ryan Coonerty supports this law and has declined to review the federal court's Jones decision in Los Angeles which has prompted the LAPD and the San Diego PD to citing homeless people at night for "sleepcrime", given the shelter emergency.

Come and help us put together a similar lawsuit in Santa Cruz.

We will be tabling for homeless plaintiffs, soliciting funds, and seeking supporters.

We will also be asking attorney, Vice Mayor and constitutional teacher Ryan Coonerty--who is a worker and co-owner of the Bookshop Santa Cruz--to address this issue.

Tabling in search of plaintiffs for a federal lawsuit against the Sleeping Ban
Added to the calendar on Fri, Jun 29, 2007 6:31PM
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