Chris Cook 
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Re: “Endorsements Part I: Vote Kaplan and Yes on Measures B1 and S and Props 34 and 37

On Measure S, your paper ignores well-documented facts in favor of impression and emotion. The facts show very clearly that sit-lie has not worked. It seems your paper refused to even read the measure--it states very clearly that state and local laws already exist to deal with encampments on sidewalks. And that the city lacks police resources even to enforce already-existing laws. And that using police to further enforce sit-lie laws would diminish police attention to more serious crimes. Read the measure on the ballot. This is what it says. Yet the Express chooses to ignore these facts. Why?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chris Cook on 10/11/2012 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Unfounded Fears

I was blown away by how one-sided this article is given the controversy of the issue--it's practically an extended pro Measure S statement. Amazing--voters
would have no idea there are in fact serious problems with Measure S.
There is in fact zero evidence of any connection between homelessness on the streets and local business struggles--none whatsoever. Beyond that, Measure S penalizes homeless people for much bigger economic problems, and is based on a model that has failed in SF. But this article ignores all that.
This is by far the most one-sided and heavily biased article I've seen on Measure S. Readers and voters deserve better -- it's one thing to have a bias, quite another to totally ignore facts and countering views. Before you vote, visit No matter what you think about homeless people on the streets, Measure S won't fix anything, and it's a waste of taxpayers' time and money. Vote No, and let's get some real solutions going instead of kicking homeless folks around while fixing nothing.

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Posted by Chris Cook on 10/04/2012 at 7:09 PM

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