July 2018 Media Coverage
Charging that Sacramento County’s two jails confine inmates in “dangerous, inhumane and degrading conditions,” inmate advocates filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against the county seeking wholesale changes in how the jail system is run.
Homeless RV owners wait for judge’s decision on citations
RV owners piled into federal court Thursday to ask a judge to stop the city from ticketing and impounding shelter vehicles.
A federal judge is considering a request to temporarily lift a ban against people living in vehicles as well as restrictions on the hours large vehicles can park on San Diego streets following a hearing Thursday.
Activists are fighting two San Diego laws they say discriminate against homeless people.
One of the laws prohibits parking RVs on city streets between 2 a.m., and 6 a.m. The other law prohibits people from living in their vehicles.
Homeless RV owners are ringing the bell on what they say is unjustifiable ticketing and impounding of their vehicles.
Dozens of homeless who live in motorhomes gathered at South Shores Boat Launch in Mission bay to protest the city’s two ordinances that make it difficult for them to park in city limits.
Holding signs that read “Stop the ticketing,” “Housing not handcuffs, “Disability is not a crime” and other slogans, about 20 people participated in a demonstration in Mission Bay on Monday to call attention to a class-action lawsuit seeking an end to the city’s ban on people living in recreational vehicles.
Advocates of the city of San Diego wants the city to stop ticketing RV's of homeless people.
San Diego RV dwellers rallied Monday in protest of the city’s overnight parking laws.
One local ordinance bans RV parking on the streets between 2 and 6 a.m. and another prohibits people from living in a car. After accruing five unpaid tickets, police have the right to impound a house on wheels.
The Fresno County Probation Department’s reliance on using pepper spray to control the behavior of kids held at the Juvenile Justice Campus is “dangerous and traumatizing” for youth, according to a report from Disability Rights California, a nonprofit established by federal law to “protect and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.”
Fresno County should stop using pepper spray on children and teenagers serving time at the Juvenile Justice Campus and address other issues that affect their physical and mental health, a report from Disability Rights California recommends.