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SLC, UT arresting people for being homeless.

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posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 08:07 AM
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"SALT LAKE CITY — A massive police effort is underway in Salt Lake City's embattled Rio Grande neighborhood, the center of the state's homeless population and drug trade."

229 people arrested in a three day sweep of the homeless shelter. They say they opened 300 beds at the jail to house people while only making 37 beds available at treatment centers. They aren't booking and releasing these people in the metro jail anymore. Stop and frisk people, shake them down, check for warrants, and then arrest them for jay walking if you can't find any other reason?? The area needed some help but this is awfully close to infringing on people's liberty...

www.ksl.com...

Not sure how to attach links, sorry!!




posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 08:14 AM
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a reply to: JakobeSVT

Maybe you should use the article title, which is more accurate, than the title you gave it. Secondly they aren't arresting anyone for being homeless. They are arresting people for drugs / outstanding warrants / etc.

Just as the article states. By the way nowhere in the article does it say anything close to your thread title.


Here is your link.
ACLU decries Operation Rio Grande's surge of arrests, lack of treatment

edit on 18-8-2017 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 08:16 AM
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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: JakobeSVT

Maybe you should use the article title, which is more accurate, than the title you gave it. Secondly they aren't arresting anyone for being homeless. They are arresting people for drugs / outstanding warrants / etc.

Just as the article states. By the way nowhere in the article does it say anything close to your thread title.


Here is your link.
ACLU decries Operation Rio Grande's surge of arrests, lack of treatment

That's called a dishonest spin.

Classic.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 08:30 AM
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Homelessness will cease around Halloween as temps drop to the thirties,twenties and teens at night. It's just a convenient hang-out score area/location.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 08:36 AM
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a reply to: JakobeSVT


229 people arrested in a three day sweep of the homeless shelter. They say they opened 300 beds at the jail to house people while only making 37 beds available at treatment centers.

Mass arrests on the poor.

Could have used that policy in Virginia, before people got run down by White Supremacist. There were only 6 arrests...

Here in the SF bay area they are ticketing 'homeless' people, they call it a "Quality of Life" violation.
This begins a whole process of fines, failures to appear, warrants and then arrest. Sort of a quiet round up.

Industrial prison complex needs more profit.
edit on 18-8-2017 by intrptr because: spellimg



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 09:01 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: JakobeSVT


229 people arrested in a three day sweep of the homeless shelter. They say they opened 300 beds at the jail to house people while only making 37 beds available at treatment centers.

Mass arrests on the poor.

Could have used that policy in Virginia, before people got run down by White Supremacist. There were only 6 arrests...

Here in the SF bay area they are ticketing 'homeless' people, they call it a "Quality of Life" violation.
This begins a whole process of fines, failures to appear, warrants and then arrest. Sort of a quiet round up.

Industrial prison complex needs more profit.


So just wondering, if San Francisco is a sanctuary city and let's say they arrest an American and an Illegal immigrant for "Quality of Life".. does the illegal get a pass? Just asking because I don't understand how sanctuary cities really work.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: Anathros

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: JakobeSVT


229 people arrested in a three day sweep of the homeless shelter. They say they opened 300 beds at the jail to house people while only making 37 beds available at treatment centers.

Mass arrests on the poor.

Could have used that policy in Virginia, before people got run down by White Supremacist. There were only 6 arrests...

Here in the SF bay area they are ticketing 'homeless' people, they call it a "Quality of Life" violation.
This begins a whole process of fines, failures to appear, warrants and then arrest. Sort of a quiet round up.

Industrial prison complex needs more profit.


So just wondering, if San Francisco is a sanctuary city and let's say they arrest an American and an Illegal immigrant for "Quality of Life".. does the illegal get a pass? Just asking because I don't understand how sanctuary cities really work.


Sanctuary City is a media generated term used to deflect away from how all Corporations in the uS exploit immigrant labor to maximize profit. While the authoritiess turn a blind eye.

Like focusing on lead in Michigans water when lead and other heavy metal are in all cities drinking water supplies.

But to answer more directly, the "quality of life" citation is not a felony not even a misdeamenor crime. Its a citation, like trespassing (also used). But since most 'homeless' people are poor they can't afford the fine and that turns into an escalation of crimes , from failure to pay fine, to court date, to failure to appear, to warrant, to arrest and detention.

Edit: I was drawing a parallel between both 'crimes" and the genteel euphemisms they use to hide behind.



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posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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Sanctuary city means that if you get arrested or detained by the police, they won't check your immigration status (natural citizen, work visa, green card or illegal). Nor will apartment rental owners, banks or medical services. It fact it's illegal to do so.



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 12:24 PM
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a reply to: Plotus

Homelessness is always a problem. Just because you dont see as many when its cold doesn't mean it isn't there.

And you dont deal with homelessness by throwing them in jail. The prison system is not the answer. They are over crowded because of small time offenders, the mentally ill. And now the homeless. Did you know in Pennsylvania a man had been arrested for stealing candy. They never followed protocol and gave him an evaluation to see if he could stand trial. He was mentally ill he need real help. Not a cell. The ACLU had to step in. This is our country. Keep the problem hidden away and forget about it.

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posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 01:02 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Anathros

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: JakobeSVT


229 people arrested in a three day sweep of the homeless shelter. They say they opened 300 beds at the jail to house people while only making 37 beds available at treatment centers.

Mass arrests on the poor.

Could have used that policy in Virginia, before people got run down by White Supremacist. There were only 6 arrests...

Here in the SF bay area they are ticketing 'homeless' people, they call it a "Quality of Life" violation.
This begins a whole process of fines, failures to appear, warrants and then arrest. Sort of a quiet round up.

Industrial prison complex needs more profit.


So just wondering, if San Francisco is a sanctuary city and let's say they arrest an American and an Illegal immigrant for "Quality of Life".. does the illegal get a pass? Just asking because I don't understand how sanctuary cities really work.


Sanctuary City is a media generated term used to deflect away from how all Corporations in the uS exploit immigrant labor to maximize profit. While the authoritiess turn a blind eye.

Like focusing on lead in Michigans water when lead and other heavy metal are in all cities drinking water supplies.

But to answer more directly, the "quality of life" citation is not a felony not even a misdeamenor crime. Its a citation, like trespassing (also used). But since most 'homeless' people are poor they can't afford the fine and that turns into an escalation of crimes , from failure to pay fine, to court date, to failure to appear, to warrant, to arrest and detention.

Edit: I was drawing a parallel between both 'crimes" and the genteel euphemisms they use to hide behind.




You didn't answer my question though. Do they fine illegals equally or do they get a pass on the tickets?



posted on Aug, 18 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: Anathros

originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: Anathros

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: JakobeSVT


229 people arrested in a three day sweep of the homeless shelter. They say they opened 300 beds at the jail to house people while only making 37 beds available at treatment centers.

Mass arrests on the poor.

Could have used that policy in Virginia, before people got run down by White Supremacist. There were only 6 arrests...

Here in the SF bay area they are ticketing 'homeless' people, they call it a "Quality of Life" violation.
This begins a whole process of fines, failures to appear, warrants and then arrest. Sort of a quiet round up.

Industrial prison complex needs more profit.


So just wondering, if San Francisco is a sanctuary city and let's say they arrest an American and an Illegal immigrant for "Quality of Life".. does the illegal get a pass? Just asking because I don't understand how sanctuary cities really work.


Sanctuary City is a media generated term used to deflect away from how all Corporations in the uS exploit immigrant labor to maximize profit. While the authoritiess turn a blind eye.

Like focusing on lead in Michigans water when lead and other heavy metal are in all cities drinking water supplies.

But to answer more directly, the "quality of life" citation is not a felony not even a misdeamenor crime. Its a citation, like trespassing (also used). But since most 'homeless' people are poor they can't afford the fine and that turns into an escalation of crimes , from failure to pay fine, to court date, to failure to appear, to warrant, to arrest and detention.

Edit: I was drawing a parallel between both 'crimes" and the genteel euphemisms they use to hide behind.




You didn't answer my question though. Do they fine illegals equally or do they get a pass on the tickets?

'Homeless' are oppressed more.

Round ups and deportations of illegal immigrants are mostly for show, because most of them work for Big Agro, are needed for cheap labor. INS raids occur at factories but only in small numbers , so as not to affect Production.

'Homeless' people are a whole different category. Really both are poor and shunned or exploited.




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