Re: make loitering illegal, Concord, CA police propose

Graeme Bacque (gbacque@arcos.org)
Wed, 27 May 1998 03:25:32 -0400


At 03:11 AM 5/27/98 -0500, you wrote:
>
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>Some call it hanging out. Others call it loitering.
>
>But whatever people many call it, the Concord Police Department want to
>call it illegal.
>
>The Police Department is proposing an amendment to the municipal code that
>would allow officers to arrest people for loitering, should they be on
>property that they were previously told by police to leave.
>

That is a really dangerous sign when the police start trying to claim the
right to actually make laws. Looks like 'frontier justice' isn't too far
away. What's next... the death penalty for being unemployed?

No human being should have that much unchecked power over the lives of
others.
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