Birdie, shown with her dog Keetcha, was given a notice to vacate her camp along the American River Parkway near Del Paso and Northgate in 2012. A UC Berkeley study being released this week finds that California local governments are increasingly passing and enforcing laws that have the effect of criminalizing homelessness.
Birdie, shown with her dog Keetcha, was given a notice to vacate her camp along the American River Parkway near Del Paso and Northgate in 2012. A UC Berkeley study being released this week finds that California local governments are increasingly passing and enforcing laws that have the effect of criminalizing homelessness. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
Birdie, shown with her dog Keetcha, was given a notice to vacate her camp along the American River Parkway near Del Paso and Northgate in 2012. A UC Berkeley study being released this week finds that California local governments are increasingly passing and enforcing laws that have the effect of criminalizing homelessness. Jose Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com

UC Berkeley report: California cities ‘criminalize’ homeless

February 18, 2015 05:01 PM

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