Monday, August 07, 2006

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August 7, 2006

KNPR Today's Edition

We revisit the City of Las Vegas' ban on feeding the Homeless in Public Parks with representatives from the City, neighborhood association, Civil Liberties Union, and homeless advocates.

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Thursday, August 03, 2006

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NY TIMES article- July 28, 2006 -"Ms. Sacco, an advocate for the homeless, scoffed at a city ordinance that goes into effect Friday making it illegal to offer so much as a biscuit to a poor person in a city park."

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KNPR's State of Nevada -Monday, July 24, 2006: We speak with a City Councilman about the controversial ordinance, unanimously supported by the City Council, to ban the sharing of food with homeless people.

BBC NEWS - "Soup kitchens serving the homeless have been banned in the US city of Las Vegas with fines coming into force for anyone caught giving hand-outs in its parks." -"So I guess the Las Vegas, Nevada city council is anti-veteran too? Thats what it amounts to. They ought to have fun, because there are going to be so many scarred and psychologically damaged veterans from the current war for them to pick on in the future."

CBS NEWS -"The suit was filed on behalf of five activists and the local chapter of Food Not Bombs, a national organization that describes its objective as "sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty."

USA Religious News - " An official with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) says he's willing to go to jail, if necessary, to oppose a new city ordinance meant to reduce the number of homeless people congregating on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada."

KVBC News 3 - "A local radio station pushes the limit and breaks the City of Las Vegas' homeless ordinance. On Monday morning, deejays from the classic rock station KKLZ fed the homeless at Frank Wright Park."

KLASTV Eyewitness News - "City marshals rounded up homeless people at a downtown Las Vegas park and issued summonses to a TV news crew during a crackdown minutes before a protest against a ban on "mobile soup kitchens."

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