MI's Heather Mac Donald in the WSJ details a voter initiative permitting police to deal with aggressive homeless panhandling. San Francisco city government, which spends $175 million on homelessness services (compared to $442 million for police), had resisted any form of broken-windows policing, with predictable results. Mac Donald didn't have space to discuss the fact that the voter initiative will likely be tied up in the courts for years; as previously discussed in this space, the Ninth Circuit enjoined Los Angeles from any sort of legitimate policing of vagrancy in Jones v. Los Angeles.
"San Franciscans Try to Take Back Their Streets"
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- Around the web, February 21
- Ninth Circuit finds Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
- NY Times partisan hackery department: filibuster division
- San Francisco sick leave followup
- Compucredit v. Greenwood
- Wherein George Soros wastes his money
- San Francisco anti-Happy-Meal law doesn't work the way they wanted it to
- Hans Bader on challenging class-action abuses
- Fifth and Ninth Circuits crack down on cy pres abuse
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