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Non Loitering Proclamation

Non Loitering Proclamation

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Published by Ephraim Davis
This is an answer to the loitering charge many protesters might be facing.
This is an answer to the loitering charge many protesters might be facing.

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Published by: Ephraim Davis on Nov 02, 2011
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Non-Loitering Proclamation
Definition of Loitering (from the Merriam-Webster CollegianDictionary)1.
 
To delay an activity with idle stops and pauses2.
 
(a) to remain in an area for no obvious reason; (b) to lagbehind.3.
 
Definition of Obvious
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(a) Being in the way or in front (b)easily discovered, seen or understoodDefinition of Loitering (Freedictionary.com)1.
 
to linger or hang around in a public place or business whereone has no particular or legal purpose. In many states, cities,and towns there are statutes or ordinances against loitering bywhich the police can arrest someone who refuses to "movealong." There is a question as to whether such laws areconstitutional. However, there is often another criminal statuteor ordinance which can be applied specifically to controlaggressive begging, soliciting prostitution, drug dealing,blocking entries to stores, public drunkenness, or being apublic nuisance.Why we are not Loitering1.
 
We are not delaying an activity; our being here is an activityin and of it self. We are conversing with one another in a nonthreatening, non-hostile, non-intimidating manner, discussingissues of importance to ourselves, our families, ourcommunities and our nation.2.
 
We have an obvious reason; if you read our signs, speak withthe attendees and look over the general notes for our gathering
you’ll quickly understand our motives.

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