Maine ACLU Says Failed Proposal to Legalize Portland Homeless Encampments with Frequent Overdoses, Assaults, and Rapes Would Have Been "Positive First Step"

Posted on AllSides November 22nd, 2023
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The Maine American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) put out a press release Tuesday claiming that the rejected Portland City Council order to legalize the city’s homeless encampments through the winter months “would have been a positive first step toward protecting the constitutional rights of unhoused residents.” After hearing over four hours of public comment Monday evening on the proposal — Order 68 — the Portland City Council shot it down by a vote of 6-3 shortly after 1 a.m. Maine ACLU legal fellow Heather Zimmerman testified during Monday evening’s City...

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