Shelter in Place v The Homeless
In January 2018, 552,830 people were counted as homeless in the United States. Of those, 194,467 (35 percent) were unsheltered, and 358,363 (65 percent) were sheltered. The overall homeless population on a single night represents 0.2 percent of the U.S. population, or 17 people per 10,000 in the population.
Shelter in place means finding a safe location indoors and staying there until you are given an “all clear” or told to evacuate. You may be asked to shelter in place because of an active shooter; tornado; or chemical, radiological, or other hazard.
The coronavirus can make criminals of the homeless…Let’s make being homeless a crime:
Violation of, or failure to comply with, an order to ‘Shelter in Place’ is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.
—–California, Shelter in Place Order
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