City Of Grants Pass v. Johnson: A Return To Enslavement?

Is the latest Supreme Court decision in Grants Pass v. Johnson criminalizing homelessness similar to a return to Jim Crow laws? These bogus laws, which penalize vagrancy and homelessness, seem reminiscent of Jim Crow. They impose fines and jail time on the homeless, echoing the South’s use of the 13th Amendment’s “unless duly convicted” clause to incarcerate Black people and force them into labor⁶⁸³.

Source: Conversation with Copilot, 2024-07-06
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(2) City of Grants Pass v. Johnson – Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Grants_Pass_v._Johnson.
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(7) 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery. https://www.archives.gov/historical-docs/13th-amendment.
(8) City of Grants Pass, Oregon v. Johnson – SCOTUSblog. https://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/city-of-grants-pass-oregon-v-johnson/.
(9) County Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Grants Pass v …. https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/departments/social-services/homeless-services-division/latest-news/2024/county-statement-on-the-u-s-supreme-court-decision-on-grants-pass-v-johnson.

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