Steve Mozena Date: 03/07/00
Unequal Law Enforcement By Los Angeles Police (L.A.P.D.)
in Venice Beach
there equal justice under the law for the homeless? Is the
L.A. Mayor responsible for this?
a homeless man named Patrick got a ticket for camping, sleeping
on the beach. This is certainly not the first camping ticket
issued to the homeless on Venice Beach, but, much like the
others, it was issued in a somewhat random fashion. [See copy
of Patrick's ticket attached to this fax.]
contrast, a homeless woman has been living near the Venice
Beach Police sub-station in the Venice Pavilion for the last
several years. However, she receives no ticket for camping
on the beach despite numerous complaints from city workers
and other concerned citizens.
is the law applied differently to these two people when both
are camping on the beach, when both are involved in the exact
is the reason for such inconsistency in this law?
particular laws are going to be enforced in Venice Beach,
shouldn't they be enforced in a consistent manner?
law is the law… even for the homeless! Isn't it?