Question: Santa Cruz’s “sleeping ban,” municipal code 6.36.10, is in effect every night from 11 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Do you think homeless people should be allowed to sleep in public spaces and/or in their cars?
(from left to right)
“Where the hell else are they going to sleep? I mean, it is essentially telling the homeless that it’s illegal to sleep, so it doesn’t make a lot of bloody sense, right?”
“Yes, because where else are they going to sleep? It’s kind of a dick move to prosecute people just for sleeping, when they’ve got nowhere else to sleep.”
“They have nowhere else to sleep. Where else are they going to sleep?”
“I guess it depends on where they are sleeping, I mean, who cares if they are sleeping in their cars? What are they going to do, make them walk around all night? I don’t think that’s a good law. They should give them more help instead of just saying, ‘no, you have to not sleep.’”
Compiled by Joey Bien-Kahn & Andrew Allio