Human beings need sleep. Homeless people are human beings. Therefore, homeless people need sleep and shouldn’t be banned from getting it in what is often the only place they can: outdoors. That’s the simple argument the Justice Department is making in a case out of Boise, Idaho, one of the many U.S. cities with inadequate shelter space that have nonetheless attempted to bar unhoused people from sleeping outside.
Indie band Explosions in the Sky is performing at Boise's Egyptian theatre on September 11th! You can tell because there's a big marquee outside that reads, "EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY CONCERT SEPT 11." Oh, shit.