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Denver Camping Ban

Colorado Communities Are Making It a Crime to Be Homeless

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 01.27.2015 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

Communities in Colorado and around the nation have passed a wave of new laws and ramped up enforcement of old ones targeting people who are homeless, from bans on sleeping in cars or taking shelter in bus stations to laws that prohibit sitting or lying down in public areas to restrictions on when and where someone can peacefully ask for charity.

WATCH: Camping Ban In Effect - For Real This Time

Posted 06.06.2012 | Denver

Denver city councilors passed a controversial ban on "unauthorized" camping in mid-May, leading critics to argue the city had effectively criminalized...

Camping Ban In Effect.. Sort Of

Posted 05.30.2012 | Denver

After Denver city councilors passed a controversial ban on "unauthorized" camping in mid-May, critics argued the city had effectively criminalized hom...

READ: DPD Training Manual On Camping Ban Enforcement

Posted 05.24.2012 | Denver

After Denver city councilors passed a controversial ban on "unauthorized" camping in mid-May, critics argued the city had effectively criminalized hom...

Police Chief: Very Last Thing That We Would Do Is Make An Arrest For Camping

Posted 05.11.2012 | Denver

Denver Police Chief Robert White says that if the city passes its proposed "unauthorized" camping ban next week, his department will use arrest as a l...

Would Denver Police Enforce An Urban Camping Ban?

Posted 04.18.2012 | Denver

A controversial proposal to "ban unauthorized camping" in the city of Denver that has drawn criticism from the ACLU of Colorado and homeless-rights ad...