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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  • Fight between rival Passaic gangs ends in eight arrests
    And just three weeks ago, a judge sentenced DDP member Edwin Jimenez to 35 years ... with Passaic police in a much-publicized effort to crack down on drug dealing, loitering, and gang-related activity at Speer Village and other public housing projects ...
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  • Violent crime up, arrests down in Baltimore
    Scott said it wouldn't be fair to judge the work of police without at least knowing the charges. "You could have 500 arrests in a two-week period for, you know, loitering, or standing, or failure to obey versus having people who are suspects in homicides ...
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  • When federal laws spill into local quality of life
    Martinez said the city is being sued for clearing away the property of homeless people on downtown’s Skid Row, and it appears the judge in that case is leaning ... encouraged “erratic arrests” and placed too much “discretion in the hands of the ...
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  • Baltimore Has A History Of Improper Arrests
    Baltimore’s top prosecutor ... or any decision by a court commissioner or judge.” Forty-three percent of those arrests were for minor crimes that rely heavily on officers’ discretion, such as loitering, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.
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  • NYC Loitering Laws In City Housing Projects Too Vague, Federal Judge Rules
    The Wall Street Journal reports Judge Shira Scheindlin deemed loitering laws gave too much power to police officials. Additionally, Scheindlin's ruling said posters prohibiting loitering in areas of city projects did not justify all arrests, as "the NYCHA ...
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