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Austin City Council rescinds measures that 'criminalize' homelessness

 By Elizabeth Findell, Austin American-Statesman  6/21/2019

The Austin City Council early Friday morning rescinded city prohibitions on sitting or sleeping in public and panhandling -- measures advocates said wrongly criminalized homelessness -- after hours of emotional testimony from passionate residents on both sides of the issue...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/austin-city-council-rescinds-measures-that-criminalize-homelessness/ar-AADdgbA


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In Austin, where all laws against panhandling, loitering, and sleeping in public have been rescinded, people wonder why public areas have quickly become blighted.



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