Judge: No Arrests For Loitering To Beg

A federal judge has barred the Suffolk County Police Department from arresting people for merely loitering for the purpose of panhandling or begging, saying that federal and state court decisions going back almost 20 years have ruled that such laws are unconstitutional.

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  • Benjamin Altman, former judge and New York assemblyman, dead at 95
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  • Anti-begging law in Arizona knocked down by federal judge
    The complaint, brought by the ACLU Foundation of Arizona and Flagstaff lawyer Mikkel Jordahl, noted that the arrests for loitering to beg did not require “aggressive, disorderly, dangerous or other problematic conduct by the person seeking money ...
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  • Arizona's Anti-Begging Law Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules
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  • Judge Allows Lawsuit Over NYPD Tactics in Public Housing
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