Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Even in Freezing Weather Florida Won’t Amend the Camping Law That Prevents the Homeless From Using Blankets

Chris Carrington
The Daily Sheeple
February 13th, 2014
Reader Views: 1,654

boca chica bridge - before
Under the Boca Chica Bridge 

Pensacola, Florida has a ‘camping’ law that makes it illegal to sleep outdoors covered by blankets. For the purposes of the law, items such as newspaper and cardboard are also banned for use as bedding. Tents, which are classed as temporary shelters are also banned unless used on a registered campsite.

The people of Pensacola have petitioned the council to reconsider the ordinance in order that the homeless are able to cover themselves in winter, it has been to no avail.

The council defends itself by citing people ‘camping’ on the streets as a threat to sanitation, public health and safety. They also mentioned that such shelters reduced the aesthetic qualities of Pensacola streets.

The wording of the ordinance is as follows:

“A person may not be adjacent to or inside a tent or sleeping bag, or atop and/or covered by materials such as a bedroll, cardboard, newspapers, or inside some form of temporary shelter.”

Jeremy Bosso, a Pensacola resident, runs a personal website and has campaigned to get the ‘blanket ban’ removed. A vote to repeal the ordinance will take place later today at Pensacola City Hall.

Delivered by The Daily Sheeple


Contributed by Chris Carrington of The Daily Sheeple.

Chris Carrington is a writer, researcher and lecturer with a background in science, technology and environmental studies. Chris is an editor for The Daily Sheeple. Wake the flock up!

Please share: Spread the word to sheeple far and wide

Get Regular Updates!     Enter Email Address           privacy information  

Leave A Comment...
The Daily Sheeple Home Page


  • JCW

    Hate your next-door neighbor, but don’t forget to say grace
    And, tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
    You don’t believe
    We’re on the eve
    Of destruction

    – Barry McGuire, Eve Of Destruction

    Thought of that verse when I read the article……

  • Tim Brown

    FEMA has space, at the moment, in their gestapo camps.

  • Ken, Megapolis

    The NSA spy on Britain. GCHQ spy on America. Goes the other way too my friends and yes I tell off whoever set up these stupid laws as a nasty dog turd similar to those I hope this Policy Maker steps in

  • Drdetroitdanchap

    It is a violation of their RIGHT to LIFE.
    It is also MURDER to deny People the means of sustaining life. Why not just shove them into sealed chambers and pump in poisonous gasses.

    • berrybestfarm

      You are absolutely right. These unconstitutional ordinances are always against the powerless.
      Dennis Patterson–Deer Park, WA

  • Alabama Mothman

    Time for a little civil disobedience

    • Pravda01

      …were is your resistance against the fascist regime/junta in D. C. ? Even in Germany the officers tried to kill Hitler a few times!!!

      Americans think it is heroic if the serve their country by murdering civilians in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • Dave Mende

    During the BushJr. regime florida was inundated with illegal Spanish immigrants. They took most or all construction jobs, which at the time were plentiful. This created poverty among white and black construction workers. These AMERICANS have been disenfranchised. The white ‘ruling class’ in florida is a national disgrace. Treason.

  • GeorgeW

    There is a name for these bureaucrats and officials who support the enforcement of these old laws and the police who enforce the laws for them, and it is psychopaths. I really, really feel in my heart that the name psychopath does not adequately describe the phenomena we are seeing, because it does not touch the depth of the problem. These are decisions being made while the problem of homelessness grows in America, and the decisions are being made by groups of men not mere individuals. They certainly do not work for me.

  • Pravda01

    These insane people think that they problem will go away – by killing the homeless.

    Americans are like Palestinians! Expelled by Jews.

    • Nexusfast123

      I can understand such laws if they provided accommodation as an alternative. Without such consideration it is soulless and morally perverted.

  • Nexusfast123

    Pity we seem to get riffraff types on here as well. Why are Americans so down on their fellow citizens?

  • Pravda01

    Florida, Nevada, New York and New Jersey suffer from a Jewish infection.

  • raven

    For a country the professes to be such good Christians I find it odd that they can’t seem to follow the teachings of Jesus “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I
    was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you
    did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after
    me.They
    also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a
    stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you? He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me”. Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.

  • Tim Brown

    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

  • Tim Brown

    ok,
    Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

    “Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Get Regular Updates!
Get Sheeple news delivered to your inbox. It's totally free and well worth the price!
email address privacy

Copyright 2009 - 2014 The Daily Sheeple. (v.8)

The ideas expressed on this site are solely the opinions of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the opinions of sponsors or firms affiliated with the author(s). The author may or may not have a financial interest in any company or advertiser referenced. Any action taken as a result of information, analysis, or advertisement on this site is ultimately the responsibility of the reader. The Daily Sheeple is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.