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Get Up, Stand Up: Burlington Wants to Make Sidewalk Sitting a Crime | Seven Days

Get Up, Stand Up: Burlington Wants to Make Sidewalk Sitting a Crime | Seven Days

This just seems a way to hide our social failings. We should actually work on a way to solve the issue.  
These are my questions:

  • What is the end game here, are we going to use prison to house these folks?  
  • Do we really need more laws that can be enforced based on what you look like or what some one 'feels' about you?  
  • Aren't there already things on the books that make it illegal to block access to a public space? 
  • Giving the police more power to act on whim is not something I want nor is it something you want either.



"First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out;
Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out;
Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out.And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me." 
Martin Niemoller, 1892-1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came...
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