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The Birthplace of Sit/Lie

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Seattle was the first city in the U.S. to enact a sit/lie law, and now they're checking the fallout here in San Francisco. Back in '93, "civility laws" that included a sit/lie ban appeared in Seattle alongside development incentives meant to bring life back to a drug-addled area. Now: "police officers rarely write tickets for violating the sit/lie ban because people largely move on when warned, and advocates say the law merely moves homeless people around all day — keeping them less visible but doing little to get them off the streets." [Seattle PI, previously]