Boulder's "social misbehavior" proposal: Reasonable or a war against the homeless?

Last August, we told you about a controversial portion of Boulder's ten year plan to fight homelessness: the targeting of so-called "unwelcoming behavior," much of it pinned to members of the community's homeless population.

Now, a Boulder City Council study group has taken on a very similar subject, tagged "social misbehavior" -- and the local branch of the ACLU is concerned that the effect of such a campaign could be to essentially criminalize homelessness. Photos and more below.

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