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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  • NYCHA Loitering Rules Too Vague for Arrests: Judge
    A federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Thursday that loitering rules in public housing were too vague, and gave police too much power to arrest, according to the New York Times. Judge Shira Scheindlin allowed a lawsuit challenging arrests for trespassing in ...
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  • Judge Allows Lawsuit Over NYPD Tactics in Public Housing
    A federal judge rejected the city’s attempt to throw ... Or would doing so subject them to lawful arrests?” The case in the lawsuit that addresses the tenant loitering issue involved a man who lived in a NYCHA building on St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem ...
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