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
    Benjamin Altman ... state anti-loitering law unconstitutional on the grounds it was "overbroad." The law, which went into effect the day before the Democratic National Convention in New York in July 1976, targeted prostitutes and enabled arrests without ...
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  • Anti-begging law in Arizona knocked down by federal judge
    Some courts have upheld laws concerning aggressive panhandling and harassment ... Foundation of Arizona and Flagstaff lawyer Mikkel Jordahl, noted that the arrests for loitering to beg did not require “aggressive, disorderly, dangerous or other ...
    10/7/2013 - 3:58 pm | View Link
  • Arizona's Anti-Begging Law Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules
    Arizona's law that makes it a crime to beg in public ... The ACLU filed the lawsuit after 135 arrests in one year for "loitering to beg," including the arrest of a disabled 4-foot-8, 77-year-old woman asking an undercover cop for $1.25 to cover a bus ...
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  • NYC Loitering Laws In City Housing Projects Too Vague, Federal Judge Rules
    Additionally, Scheindlin's ruling said posters prohibiting loitering in areas of city projects did not justify all arrests, as "the NYCHA rule as posted cannot reasonably be read to mean that residents are prohibited from ever being there." Johanna B.
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  • Loitering Rules in Projects Are Too Vague, Judge Says
    And she concluded that signs in public housing prohibiting loitering and lingering are unconstitutionally vague when they become the basis for police arrests of residents. “As written, the prohibitions do not clearly distinguish between harmful and ...
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