I’m not here to give an opinion about where homeless people should sleep or if we should give them money out in the streets, but on the news a few days ago they were discussing a court case about homeless people setting up tents at downtown Miami and it has remained with me. They were discussing the Pottinger Act.
I found this interesting and wanted to find out a little more about it. This definition comes from the University of Miami link listed below: The Pottinger consent decree puts limits on police power to arrest homeless individuals for certain minor offenses, and protects homeless people’s property from being arbitrarily seized. It has been hailed as the gold standard in civil rights litigation to protect the constitutional rights of homeless persons.