The authorities of Las Vegas adopted a new law that forbids to sleep, to put up tents and just lie on the streets and sidewalks of the city. Opponents say that this measure is unfair kriminalisiert the city’s homeless population.
On Wednesday, the city Council of Las Vegas adopted a controversial rule that forbids to place tents or sleep on the streets in most parts of the city. The resolution, which passed by a vote after hours of public comment, now provides that any night on the streets in downtown and residential areas of Las Vegas is a crime.
Perpetrators will be fined up to $ 1,000 or imprisoned for up to six months.
According to a report by National law center on homelessness and poverty, 2016, at least 160 U.S. cities, including new York, Los Angeles and Chicago, working for such restrictions.