Most would say jail is pretty shitty way to treat your weakest members of society.
But nonetheless, Las Vegas passed a law that makes it illegal to be homeless. First of all, being homeless is punishment for whatever financial mistakes they’ve made. Putting homeless people in a cage for being homeless is just plain cruel.
Meanwhile, New York City houses homeless people in hotels and condominiums on the Upper West Side.
Most would say the city government of New York takes care of New Yorkers as written the the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty by Emma Lazarus, 1883:
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
And Hubert Humphrey, United States Vice President 1965-1969, said, “The moral test of any government is how that government treats those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped.”
What would they say to Las Vegas leaders about how they treat their weakest members of their society?