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Clearing the streets

first_imgBut among the six homeless Angelenos who successfully challenged the city policy, none committed any crime other than being homeless. Why, then, would city officials waste their time busting transients? Because downtown is in the midst of a heavily subsidized boom, the realization of a vision that city leaders have long held dear. The last thing developers want is to have unseemly vagrants mucking up the scenery. Politicians offer pious talk about spending millions to care for the homeless – by shipping them to other communities – while at the same time sending out the cops to harass them out of downtown. The policies share the same objective, which isn’t caring for the needy, but putting a pretty face on the new downtown, where lofts sell for $1 million or more. Too bad that pretty face conceals an ugly heart. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT’S ironic, even a little sick, how Los Angeles leaders prattle on about the need to take care of the homeless – while at the same time having the denizens of Skid Row cited and arrested in order to chase them out of downtown. A federal court has found a city law that prohibits sitting or sleeping on sidewalks to be unconstitutional unless there’s shelter available. In other words, it’s not a crime to be homeless – a decision in line with 40 years of cases striking down vagrancy laws. But the ruling has sparked howls of protests from city leaders. City Councilwoman Jan Perry wants to waste more public money fighting the case to the Supreme Court. And City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo intends to do just that, while insisting Chief William Bratton continue his campaign of homeless cleansing. To hear them tell it, the city policy isn’t about chasing homeless folks to suburban enclaves; it’s about protecting them from criminal predators who take advantage of drunks, addicts and mental cases. “We want to be humane,” says Delgadillo, “but we will not allow a return of the gangs and drug peddlers who prey on the homeless.” last_img read more

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FEARS FOR TOWNLAND NAMES AS GOVERNMENT ORDERS POSTCODES FOR EVERY DONEGAL ADDRESS

first_imgSeven-character postcodes are to be allocated to every home in Donegal by 2015.The system led to the disappearance of many townland names from every day usage in the North.In Derry the authorities have spent the past 10 years attempting to reverse the loss of the townland heritage by erecting signs. The new post codes will also mean there would be no hiding place for those hoping to avoid the new Broadcasting License which will replace the TV license and must be paid by every household, whether they have a television or not.Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte said the move was an attempt to help emergency, postal, and “other service providers to locate households.”The postcode will be a seven-character code in the format A65 B2CD, with the first three characters relating to a general area or postal district in which the address is located.Around a third of addresses in the country are not unique, and in many rural areas in Donegal dozens of homes can use the same townland address. Minister Rabbitte said: “Most countries have had the benefit of such systems since the mid 1900s. I am very glad to announce that in making the move now we have been able to use the technology and systems available today to move to a next generation system.“The Irish code will be the first in the world to be unique to each individual address.” FEARS FOR TOWNLAND NAMES AS GOVERNMENT ORDERS POSTCODES FOR EVERY DONEGAL ADDRESS was last modified: October 8th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FEARS FOR TOWNLAND NAMES AS GOVERNMENT ORDERS POSTCODES FOR EVERY DONEGAL ADDRESSlast_img read more

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