Cities crack down on homeless: Could it be compassion fatigue? – USATODAY.com
June 13, 2012 1 Comment
Today’s USA Today reports that cities are passing and enforcing ordinances that appear to target homelessness. Advocates for the ordinances and their enforcement say that these laws help ensure that people living on the streets go to shelters where they can get more help. Opponents say that the measures penalize people without the means to fight back. What do you think–do ordinances against living on the street help people get into shelters, or do you think that they criminalize poverty? Are we suffering from “compassion fatigue” as the economic downturn continues?