Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Parks and plight
of the homeless plight,
Las Vegas Sun

Parks and plight of the homeless plight
By Dan Kulin, Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas is looking to add legal ammunition to its efforts to shoo the homeless from local parks with a new law that would make it illegal to feed the homeless in any city park.

But representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, who have opposed the city's past efforts on this front, said they also will battle the proposed law, expected to go to the council later this month.

"They are seeking to exclude people who don't fit their definition of community members," Lee Rowland, a local ACLU public advocate, said. "It's a sad day when good Samaritans' efforts like feeding the homeless become the target of criminal charges."

Dan Kulin can be reached at 259-8826 or at

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