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2 homeless men convicted of camping out in Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Two homeless men have been convicted of camping in Boulder in public without a permit and likely will be sentenced to community service.

Thirty-year-old David Madison and 39-year-old Mark Wray Sr. were ticketed last year for violating a city ordinance that outlaws sleeping overnight in public places, including in parks or under bridges.

Boulder has been criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union and homeless advocates for ticketing the homeless for sleeping outside.

Boulder attorney David Harrison represents the two men convicted of the offense and says he plans to appeal both cases on grounds that the city ordinance law violates the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

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