Aberdeen (Md) Councilwoman Sandra Landbeck joined the Aberdeen Tea Party (Mayor Pat McGrady and Steven Goodin) to co-sponsor a town ordinance to make living in a homeless tent in Aberdeen a crime. The ordinance will impose a $50 fine on anyone living in a tent for more than 24 hours within the town borders.
The “Handcuff the Homeless” Bill is meant to create an incentive for the homeless to get out of Aberdeen. Dwelling in a tent outside of Aberdeen allows the Aberdeen homeless problem to become a Harford Couty problem.
Ciuncilwoman Landbeck is quoted in the Republican Aegis/Sun ; “Now we’re unable lawfully to go in and say ‘You need to move’.This ordinance will give us that. We can say , ‘You can find someplace else, you just cant stay here.”
Landbeck went on to say :“It gives us authority to TREAT THE PROBLEM rather than ENABLE THE…
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