California Unveils “Homeless Bill of Rights”, Right to Public Urination


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The official alternative name for Assembly Bill 5 is the “Homeless Bill of Rights”, but a real alternative name for it might be the “Make California Towns and Cities into Public Toilets” bill.

Assembly Bill 5 sets out to support the right of crazy people to engage in such vital activities as public urination. And no, that isn’t a joke. It may actually be the first law ever that turns public urination into a right.

(f) The right to engage in life sustaining activities that must be carried out in public spaces because of homelessness, including, but not limited to, eating, congregating, possessing and storing personal property, urinating, or collecting and possessing goods for recycling

Just think, we went from Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion to the right to urinate in public in under 250 years. Has any civilization collapsed this fast? And one more thing to remember, Texas is an illegal alien amnesty or two away from turning into California.

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, framed Assembly Bill 5 as an attempt to create a statewide baseline of homeless civil rights. “Today numerous laws infringe on poor peoples’ ability to exist in public space.”

Fascist laws like bans on urinating in public that the gay rights activist, standup comedian and San Francisco politician think need to be torn down.

And if you’re wondering what the definition of a “public space”, the new toilet/bunk bed of the state is, the bill helpfully explains.

“Public space” means any space that is predominantly within the public domain or that is held open to the public, including, but not limited to, plazas, courtyards, parking lots, sidewalks, public transportation, public buildings and parks.

So yes. There will be a right for homeless people to urine on buses and trains. And apparently in public buildings, like Assemblyman Tom Ammiano’s office. While the bill mentions a right to public restrooms, it makes no mention of limiting the newly forged right of public urination only to those restrooms.

California businesses are about as supportive of a bill that legalizes homeless people sleeping and urinating and trashing up their areas as you might expect.

The proposed bill amends civil and government codes to create a new protected class, ultimately providing unlimited access for homeless individuals in public spaces, parks, streets, transit infrastructure, and even entrances of office buildings. The bill would prohibit property and business owners, DSP’s clean and safe team, and public safety officers from enforcing local ordinances that limit nuisance activities including public urination, sleeping, congregating and other behavior.

Instead of offering services and housing, this measure enables our most at risk and chronic homeless individuals to remain on the streets.

Well yes, obviously. Homeless people are protected class and protected classes must be perpetuated by keeping them homeless and making more homeless people while disrupting the ability of normal economic activity to function as much as possible. Also known as liberalism.

And the bill also expands the definition of homeless to include as many people as possible, including those living in “substandard apartments, dwellings, doubled up temporarily with friends or families, or staying in transitional housing programs. “Homeless” means any person staying in a residential hotel without tenancy rights, and families with children staying in a residential hotel whether or not they have tenancy rights.

And a close reading of the bill actually suggests that it legalizes public urination for everyone, as it specifies these rights, including the right to drag around shopping carts full of bottles and cans and urinate in public to “Every person in the state, regardless of actual or perceived housing status.”

So if it is finally made law, Assembly Bill 5 would legalize public urination for every person in the state regardless of actual housing status.

And it also adds the right to panhandle and the right to welfare

The right to access income sufficient for survival, regardless of employment status or criminal justice background, including, but not limited to, the right to receive funds through public welfare programs, private donations, collecting recyclable goods, or soliciting donations in public spaces.

Utopia is almost here.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    They want homeless people in the faces of the middle class to then use this as "evidence" to ask for more funds for "social programs."

    Satan must be loose.

    • Spikey1

      If Satan is loose he lives in CA, San Francisco most likely.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "If Satan is loose he lives in CA, San Francisco most likely."

        He sure spends a lot of time and energy there, that we know.

        • Micha Elyi

          San Francisco is Nancy Pelosi's hometown.

          And California is represented in the US Senate by former San Francisco Mayor Diane Feinstein and San Francisco Bay Area career politician Barbara Boxer.

          Remember: friends don't let friends vote Democrat.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            "San Francisco is Nancy Pelosi's hometown."

            That and an endless stream of even more indications.

    • JacksonPearson

      "Satan must be loose."
      Who do you think is running the state government in Sacramento?…You got it, Satan!

      Add, it's like a cesspool now in down town Los Angeles, around city hall. They were forced to put in outhouses just to handle the estimated 40,000 homeless sleeping on the streets.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        "Add, it's like a cesspool now in down town Los Angeles, around city hall. They were forced to put in outhouses just to handle the estimated 40,000 homeless sleeping on the streets."

        They won't need so many when the bill passes. Great, huh?

        • JacksonPearson

          "They won't need so many when the bill passes. Great, huh?"

          Disgusting in a civilized society.

  • Randy CA

    What about crapping on the sidewalk? It is just as life sustaining as urination.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "What about crapping on the sidewalk? It is just as life sustaining as urination."

      If they can do it with impunity on police cars, where can they not do it?

      • friendlygrizzly

        As for public defecation in SFO, watcg your step in the stairs leading to or from Market Street BART stations.

  • Nanis

    This is discusting. Where do people have their heads now? This kind of thing only happens in third world countries. I know this for a fact because I was born in one. But at least a third world country has an excuse because some places lack water but in america they have toilets and water runs 24/7. Besides being poor is not an excuse, the only poor thing they have is their mind.

    • Mary Sue

      where do they have their heads? Up their own arse.

  • Toni_Pereira

    This kind of "compassionate" rights are demeaning to homeless people who, acording to this generous Bill of Rights are no different than pets. Inside every liberal is a aristocrat screaming to get out…

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Leftist dogma is the same world over and this is a fact. And the fact of the matter is that Demsters, in league with Obama Inc, want to upend America and that is that, regardless of this or that "right" – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/01/leftist-dogma

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • objectivefactsmatter

    If this bill passes, expect big time increases in urban flight and vigilantism. San Francisco will soon be like Chicago. More evidence that the Democratic Party only knows how to pass laws that erode or destroy rule of law.

  • jakespoon

    Well,California,now you know what your elected officials think of your state. A public toilet.

    • kafir4life

      It's not just the elected officials. It's any decent people that don't live in the state. I'd never go visit California any more. As a heterosexual conservative male, they aren't interested in my money anyway, but they are still plenty of places that still accept my lifestyle and beliefs.

      Has California thought about raising taxes if they need more money? I don't understand how they can have financial difficulties when they still have residents with money. Can't they just take it…..to be fair?

      • hikerdude

        Kafir , it is not the deficiency of tax money that is the problem it is the way the Bozos in Sacramento
        squander it.

  • flowerknife_us

    Time for a Pee Party at the steps of the Capitol. Think of a couple thousand demonstrators taking a leak while stating to the legislators that it is just a heavy rain running down the steps.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "Time for a Pee Party at the steps of the Capitol. Think of a couple thousand demonstrators taking a leak while stating to the legislators that it is just a heavy rain running down the steps."

      But then you'll be violating "hate crime" statutes. See, they make everything legal but "hate" and then prosecute their enemies as violating supposed hate crimes.

      It's a recipe for tyranny that takes a few years to cook, but they've already started.

  • hikerdude

    Round up all the homeless . Relocate them to Sacramento . Give them maps of all our beloved politician's
    homes and designate their lawns as urinals .

  • hikerdude

    California will now be able to boast it is now the Urination and Defecation Capital of America..
    How quaint ! The left has cured their "Insanity " with more "Insanity"
    Wish I knew race horses that ran as true to form as Demoncrats .

  • RebeccaJean

    Can we now expect diseases from poor sanitation to make a resurgence in America? This is definitely not the way to show compassion to chronically homeless people. But seeing people unzipping or dropping trou or hiking up dresses will make a lovely picture postcard for the tourists.

  • tagalog

    A so-called "bill of rights" that includes public urination? How far we've fallen indeed in our understanding of rights.

    Why not just build public restrooms on the streets, as the French and English have done? Oh right, the derelicts would make them unusable, I forgot.

    One suggestion: if we really believe that the homeless can't find a place to excrete their waste -a proposition that is pretty hard to believe, given the attractiveness and availabilty of homeless shelters, public libraries and other buildings to our derelicts- so that they avoid doing it in the public parks or the gutter, how about just embarking on a policy of non-enforcement instead of carving out some new phony right for a selected classification of people?

    You're homeless and you pee in the park, as many homeless will do quite publicly just to epater le bourgeoise, the cops just don't give you a ticket for doing it in public. None of this ridiculous blather about "rights" that are carved out for only some people.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "One suggestion: if we really believe that the homeless can't find a place to excrete their waste -a proposition that is pretty hard to believe, given the attractiveness and availabilty of homeless shelters, public libraries and other buildings to our derelicts- so that they avoid doing it in the public parks or the gutter, how about just embarking on a policy of non-enforcement instead of carving out some new phony right for a selected classification of people?"

      The bill's supporters pretend that homeless people don't have consistent access to them. Given that the actual US bill of rights already does apply to them, they should focus on balancing the rights of people to be free of unnecessary nuisances with the rights of any homeless person who occasionally might be at risk due to prejudice or discernment bias.

      If they want to keep wasting money on programs, this will surprise nobody. But to create a distinct "homeless bill of rights" and to extend special rights to create what basically amounts to a form of anarchy is just more class warfare but this time they're using weapons of mass destruction.

  • Moliminous

    The Golden State will be known as "gold" for a whole new reason! I can't wait for all those folks to visit the offices of Mr. Ammiano and let loose with a flood of "needs." You see, he's a "public" representative and his offices are "public" spaces.

  • Moliminous

    His bill is a bit too late. He's only now codifying what's been going on in the state, and especially the state Capitol, for so many years now.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "His bill is a bit too late. He's only now codifying what's been going on in the state, and especially the state Capitol, for so many years now."

      The bill will prevent anyone from trying to manage the problem. I predict that if this works, each protected class of victims as defined by tyrannical Democratic Party will get their own "bill of rights" that strangely excludes everyone else.

      There will be no "bill of rights" for white Jewish or Christian citizens. Meanwhile, illegal aliens will be the next to have a discrete "bill of rights."

      Civil war might be a whole lot closer than I had ever imagined before.

      OMG they are so full of BS. Our education systems totally screwed us. "Communist morality" is now seen as legitimate basis to create laws. As soon as the elites are in control, they liquidate the homeless and call them leaches. They only want power. That's the only true natural thing about communism.

  • owmyballs

    Every bum has a right to a twitter account. AB5 is racist because it doesn't allow me my right to poop in public.

  • Eddie Stair

    I invite all people to take a dump and pee at the doorway to this Assemblyman's office should this bill pass!

  • Rubykay

    California is nothing but a piss hole anyway so what is the big deal?

  • Rikki Ryon

    Supply public bathrooms for the homeless

  • kairosinfinite

    How about a public statement of urinating in the Assembly of California Legislator. After all they should be the first to receive the benefits of their idiocy. A pee less party should be formed.

  • Lol

    I cant believe we’re giving people special treatment just because they’re poorer. That’s not equal, stupid Americans.

  • http://wiseoldsnail.org/ wiseoldsnail

    you insinuate that there have always been laws against public urination … in fact, many states and municipalities never had and still don’t have such laws

    maybe we should focus on providing public toilets … not only for those unfortunate (could be you, if jamie dimon’s bank steals your home … or a relative suffering ptsd after serving this country in illegal, immoral wars) … but for any of us who need to relieve ourselves when out and about

    a person shouldn’t have to spend money to use the toilet of a nearby business