California’s growing homeless crisis has made headlines over the past year. Diseases are rampant and state and local governments have failed to do anything to solve the problem.
A new state law would allow the state to forcefully “conserve” people with mental illness meaning that if you are homeless and determined to be not “self sufficient” the state can detain you and seize and control your finances until you prove yourself to be “self sufficient.”
In one town, Redding, they have proposed this in a letter sent to Governor Gavin Newson demanding state of emergency powers. This would allow them to essentially detain any person who is “unhoused” and take control of their finances.
While California as a whole is a fairly leftist state and Democrats have proposed a state law to “conserve” the homeless, Redding is in a Republican district.
They say that California is the future of the United States and I certainly hope not.