03 October, 2007

SoMa Patrols will shepherd homeless

SF Chronicle, October 3, 2007

"San Francisco will begin cracking down this week on homeless people who commit quality-of-life crimes in a 15-block area of the city's South of Market district - the tourist-heavy section that includes Bloomingdales, the Metreon and Moscone Center.

The city will send teams of outreach workers and police officers to offer social services to any homeless person . . . If the homeless people refuse the services, they will receive a citation and will be told to appear in traffic court in 45 days."

Since when is "refusing services" a crime?

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