UC Berkeley law school study finds increasing criminalization of homelessness in California

Mark Hawthorne, also known as ‘Hate Man,’ is a well-known Berkeley homeless man who has lived in Berkeley since 1973. A UC Berkeley

School of Law study analyzed anti-vagrancy laws in California cities and found that state cities have more such laws than their counterparts in other states.
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Mark Hawthorne, also known as ‘Hate Man,’ is a well-known Berkeley homeless man who has lived in Berkeley since 1973. A UC Berkeley School of Law study analyzed anti-vagrancy laws in California cities and found that state cities have more such laws than their counterparts in other states.

A study analyzing anti-vagrancy laws in California was released by the Policy Advocacy Clinic at Boalt School of Law earlier this month, concluding that such policies are increasingly ostracizing the homeless.
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