America’s Homeless Population: Protected or Punished?
Cold? Think twice before bundling up in a blanket or sleeping bag, as doing so just may result in a warrant for your arrest.
At least it could in Boulder, Colorado.
How and why does the city of Boulder–especially known for its laid back vibe–appear to be criminalizing its homeless population?
The answer–though somewhat baffling–has to do with an anti-camping ordinance, which outlaws sleeping outside with any sort of shelter besides clothing. The law has resulted in Boulder police issuing over 1,600 tickets in the past year, reported The Boulder Weekly reported recently.