Dave Stancliff Court rules that L.A. can't destroy homeless people's property blogarama.com

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Court rules that L.A. can't destroy homeless people's property

Federal appeals court rules that L.A. can't destroy homeless people's unattended property

A panel of the 9th Circuit Court says that under the 4th Amendment, Los Angeles can seize some unattended possessions but must notify the owners.

Up to 7,000 people congregate in downtown Los Angeles' skid row each day, says an attorney representing the homeless. A federal appeals court ruled that even when warned of cleanups, homeless people have a right not to have their belongings seized. (Wally Skalij / LA Times - Read story here)

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