Should Homeless Be Banned From Public Camping?

Should Homeless Be Banned From Public Camping?

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is intimidating to overturn a new Austin policy that permits camping in public areas, including sidewalks. The governor said almost any strategy is superior to allowing people to camp out on places like Congress Avenue. Coming to talk about Austin city itself, the policy says, public camping is legal- except in parks, as long as a person does not endanger the health or safety of another person or themselves or make usage of such area unreasonably inconvenient or hazardous. Proponents favor this law with a thought that the homeless given more rights than property owners under new camping policy

Opponent says that the new policy will shift the focus of law enforcement from activities to conduct.

What are your thoughts?

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  • Should Homeless Be Banned From Public Camping?

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  • Frank
    Posted at 19:02h, 17 March Reply

    Not voting but leaving my opinion: How about getting them a shelter or even an area where they can setup camp? I can not believe we can not designate a spot for them, including a spot to get a shower, and even make a temp labor resource so they can work if they want to. Letting them camp all over the city is bad for business, tourism, etc. but if you don’t help them find a spot then you deserve it when they camp out in undesirable places.

  • Ashley Landa
    Posted at 19:24h, 07 March Reply

    This is wrong. They have enough struggles in life. Camping together is probably the only thing making them feel less lonely and isolated. Only being able to camp in parks is even worse. You would be making them put themselves out there to the public. They would become more depressed and possibly ashamed seeing everyone else live differently, it would hurt them to have kids see them as well. Anyone who contributes to this policy would be oblivious.

  • Charles Beard
    Posted at 21:21h, 10 February Reply

    Of course not. Where do you expect them to go ? They don’t own property.

  • thomas postlewait
    Posted at 16:29h, 09 February Reply


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