NLCHPNational Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty
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As the NLCHP report observes, when it comes to health and safety concerns, "in most cases the presence of people sleeping, sitting, or lying down in public places, or peacefully soliciting alms, cannot reasonably be deemed a direct threat to public health or safety.
The NLCHP (1999) asserts that the theory "raises serious concerns about basic fairness.
A joint report by the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) and the NLCHP (2002) confirms the prevalence of such practices: "People who are homeless routinely report losing their possessions, identification, medication, and employment as a result of being arrested.
NCH and NLCHP 2002 Illegal to Be Homeless: The Criminalization of Homelessness in the United States.