‘Homeless Bill Of Rights’ Gets 1st Hearing In Sacramento

CBS San Francisco

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — The homeless in California would legally be allowed to sit, sleep and ask for donations in public without facing criminal citations under an Assembly bill receiving its first hearing.

The bill from Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco says every person has a right to use public spaces, regardless of housing status.

Ammiano’s so-called “Homeless Bill of Rights” prohibits police from enforcing local ordinances regarding resting in public places unless a county has provided sufficient support to the homeless. AB5 also requires state government to pay for creating local “hygiene centers” with restrooms and showers open 24 hours a day.

The Assembly Judiciary Committee was scheduled to hear the bill Tuesday morning.

Local governments and business groups oppose the legislation, saying it would lead to costly mandates and lawsuits.

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CBS 2 Investigation: Thieves Could Be Skimming Your Bank Account

CBS New York

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Imagine thieves draining your bank account, and the bank accusing you of being in on the heist.

As CBS 2’s Tamara Leitner reported Wednesday, crooks are making off with a lot of cash in such scams — and you may not be protected.

Yonkers Public Schools science teacher Dean Saghafi said he was victimized.

“I noticed all of these withdrawals that I never did, and I was shocked,” he said.

Saghafi said nearly $6,000 was missing from his Citibank account.

“It was a lot of money,” he said. “Being a high school teacher, it’s almost half of my summer money.”

Bank records showed withdrawals — $200 a pop — from ATMs in Brooklyn and Queens.

There were three separate ATM withdrawals made on July 30 at 10:26 p.m. at one ATM, but Saghafi said there was no way it could…

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