Denver just decriminalized public defecation and urination in order to make life easier for immigrants who are used to doing it in their own countries. It also helps the homeless. In addition, it keeps illegal aliens from being arrested and deported.
It’s no longer a crime, but rather, an ordinance violation.
Where is the Board of Health on this one? Bodily fluids on the streets leads to diseases. While dogs have to be curbed in Denver, people don’t.
This new policy works well with the cultural Marxist view that we must all be equal and Third World.
Denverians can now camp out on private land with out being considered a lawbreaker. If you own property, you won’t get much of a response from police if they camp there, and they can defecate there also. It’s another cultural Marxist hit on private property.
The City Council vote was unanimous Monday night to decriminalize a number of “low-level” crimes like lying in a public right-of-way, urinating in public, and panhandling.
The city fathers argued the changes will protect Denver’s migrants – future Democrats – from deportation.
“Many times it becomes a deportable offense if you’ve been convicted of even a minor ordinance violation that’s punishable by a year in jail,” Mark Silverstein said, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado.
Before the vote, all violations of the Denver municipal code were punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $999. The new ordinance creates a brand new sentencing category that carries out different penalties. Most municipal offenses will carry a maximum of 300 days in jail and up to a $999 fine. The new ordinance creates “Class 1” and “Class 2” offenses.
Class 2 offenses, which carry a maximum 60-day jail sentence and no fine. They call these quality of life issues.
- Sitting or lying in the public right-of-way
- Unauthorized camping on public or private property prohibited
- Urinating or defecating in public
- Curfews and closures
- Storage and loading
- Solicitation on or near street or highway
That’s the latest from the progressive city, which is actually seeking Third World status, that seeks to ensure it “will not sacrifice” its “values or bend to a broken immigration system.”
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D) and some of the city officials explained that the new ordinances are designed to protect immigrants, legal and illegal, from “unintended consequences.”
These consequences were fines and longer jail terms, as has been customary in most places for violating the behavioral norms of civilized American society.
Mark Silverstein, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, explains the real reason behind the changes: “Many times it becomes a deportable offense if you’ve been convicted of even a minor ordinance violation that’s punishable by a year in jail.”
Denver might become an official sanctuary city but doing these types of things has the same effect. In fact, they are already an unannounced sanctuary city.