Zone, Sweet Zone

A federal judge orders Miami to create arrest-free homeless havens

A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME WHEN YOU'RE LIVING IN A cardboard box. Or when city officials want to sweep you away like litter when the tourists come to town. In a ruling designed to offer some civil rights, if not civility, to the homeless, a federal judge in Miami has ordered the city to set up two "safe zones," where those without addresses can eat, sleep and bathe without being arrested. Although the decision applies to Miami, similar legal challenges to anti-vagrancy laws are under way in Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York and elsewhere, and the Miami case breaks...

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