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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  • NYC Loitering Laws In City Housing Projects Too Vague, Federal Judge Rules
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  • Loitering Rules in Projects Are Too Vague, Judge Says
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  • Judge Allows Lawsuit Over NYPD Tactics in Public Housing
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  • Loitering and Prowling
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