Under a new trespassing law cops in Burien Passing can now remove people from public spaces if they smell something which is “unreasonably offensive to others,” that could be anything from body odor to too much cologne or perfume.

Homeless and cold

Homeless people in the US are quickly finding themselves in an increasingly hostile environment.

Whether the dehumanization is to make way for the up and coming comic book festival or just a run of the mill sadistic police gang murder, the homeless are losing their right to exist.

Beat downs and arrests by police are, unfortunately, becoming a larger and larger part of the homeless culture.

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Not only are police attacking the homeless, but  they are also attacking people for helping the homeless.

In a disgusting display of totalitarianism, Daytona Police descended upon a group of Good Samaritans who were feeding homeless people in a public park last May. They were told that if they tried to come back in the park, they would be arrested.

With an increase in unemployment and skyrocketing foreclosures stoking homelessness in the US, the government is making it harder than ever to be homeless.

Next up in the relentless attack on homelessness is Washington state’s new ban on body odor.

According to My Fox Philly, if you don’t watch how you smell, you could be in trouble with the law. You won’t go to jail, but you could get booted from public property.

Under a new trespassing law cops in Burien Passing can now remove people from public spaces if they smell something which is “unreasonably offensive to others,” that could be anything from body odor to too much cologne or perfume.

This bit about the perfume was most likely an attempt to disguise the idea that this ridiculous and discriminatory law targets the homeless.

The new rules also prohibit obscene language, not enough clothing covering body parts, and poor hygiene in general. Offenders could be banned from public spaces like King County Library, and Burien City Hall for up to a year.

The ACLU has also come out against this new legislation because they say in targets homeless people.

Legislative measures that criminalize the terrible situation of being down on your luck are steadily increasing in the US.

As the laws to make homelessness illegal are increasing, the government facilities to help the homeless have been decreasing.

Since 2001, the U.S. has lost nearly 13 percent of its low-income housing according to a report by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty that surveyed 187 cities.

As more and more people find themselves in this unfortunate situation, the government is reacting with force instead of aid.

Eighteen percent of cities now ban sleeping in public and 42% of cities ban sleeping in vehicles.

As if it’s not hard enough to get a job while homeless, now it’s becoming nearly impossible to hold a job long enough to get on your feet and stop being homeless.

 

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.