Seattle's Mercer Island considers camping ban on public property

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Island City Council is expected to vote tonight on a measure that would ban camping on city streets and parks come most Charlie harder reports the ordinance would make it difficult for homeless people to spend the night on public property. Instead, the city of Mercer Island would make an arrangement to take people to shelters in other cities. On the East Side, Council member Jake Jacobsen is a batter of the proposal. People to places where they can't help it. If people don't want to get help, and say I'm not going any shelter than they have made a decision, the up into the justice system Now some people in Mercer Island and the CL U of Washington say this is just a way to criminalize homelessness. And it doesn't address its causes. Mercer Island Police say there are fewer than a dozen homeless people they regularly come into contact with

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