The city of Denver has just decriminalized public defecation in order to make life easier for immigrants and the homeless. According to JoeForAmerica.com, city leaders and immigrant rights advocates argued the changes will protect Denver’s immigrant community from facing unintended consequences.
“Many times it becomes a deportable offense if you’ve been convicted of even a minor ordinance violation that’s punishable by a year in jail,” Mark Silverstein said, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado.
Before the vote, all violations of the Denver municipal code were punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $999. You can watch the video below.