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|As Winter Approaches-- "Safe Sleeping Zone" Sleep Out #15|
|Date||Tuesday October 20|
|Time||5:00 PM - 5:00 AM|
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Around City Hall Until Authorities Declare the Seat of Government a "No Go" Zone at 10 PM; on the Sidewalks thereafter
With no City Council meeting this Tuesday, sleepers and supporters are encouraged to gather in the early evening, and consider staying over through Wednesday morning--with coffee and basic munchables available.
|Organizer/Author||Keith McHenry (posting by Norse)|
|keith [at] foodnotbombs.net|
Pressure from the federal Department of Justice and HUD to dump Sleeping Bans across the country as cruel and unusual punishment has apparently persuaded Anaheim to suspend enforcement of its nighttime sleeping ban.
No citations were issued to sleepers on the sidewalks adjacent to City Hall and the library and only one to a sleeper on the grass. However police continue to roust and cite those outside citywide.
Freedom Sleepers had the largest organizational meeting in their history on Friday. The enthusiasm for expanding protest was strong. The prospects of a future teach-in, know your rights forum, drum circle, and other welcoming events for human rights supporters is likely on future Tuesdays.
Freedom Sleepers (perhaps with the support of the local ACLU) may be bringing to town a lawyer from the National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty in December.
Steve Pleich, a Freedom Sleeper and local ACLU Vice-Chair, has appealed to the Northern California Regional ACLU on behalf of the local to file suit against the city Sleepbusters.
["Local ACLU Appeals for Legal Assistance to Challenge Camping Ban" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/10/16/18778912.php ]
There's also a scheduled a showing of Exodus from the Jungle--activist Robert Aguirre's documentary showing the deportation of the San Jose homeless community last fall as winter loomed.
For more background on the Freedom Sleeper protests go to "" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/10/12/18778731.php & "" at https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/10/16/18778903.php and follow the links.