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Draper still enforcing unconstitutional panhandling law, federal lawsuit alleges

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  • VIDAR Murray, UT
    June 12, 2012 2:52 p.m.

    drapers hates poor people; except to clean their homes, and watch their kids.
    Remember the big thing with putting a DI in draper?
    without people like Brian Barnard governement would be more abusive then it already is.
    sometimes the only thing that makes people do the right thing is a lawsuit.
    I do not like panhandlers, and do not give them money,
    I do not believe with live in a society that requires the truly poor to stand in the streets and beg for money or food.
    But is someone wants to hold up a sign and beg for money they have the right.
    Even in a city that thinks they are too good for the poor.

  • Ralph West Jordan Taylorsville, UT
    June 12, 2012 7:21 a.m.

    Re Fitz Murray Utah

    The post by Fitz hits the nail on the head! Just one catch! If the laws were "cleaned up" as he suggests, it would drastically limit the numbers of municipalities that Brian Barnard can bleed with his endless litigations, thus requireing him to get a real job!

  • SME Bountiful, UT
    June 12, 2012 6:49 a.m.

    "OK, now what do I do? Do I have to file a lawsuit against every city in the state? I hope not."

    I don't believe that, Brain Bernard would LOVE to file a lawsuit against every city in the state.

  • Fitz Murray, UT
    June 11, 2012 4:25 p.m.

    The finding of the federal court that the state law on panhandling is unconstitutional is relatively new (earlier this year). But there are a number of laws on the books that have been found years ago to be unconstitutional. The legislature knows what they are, yet they allow them to continue for some inexplicable reason. When these laws are found to be unconstitutional they should be repealed. The legislature should clean up those laws that have been found by the courts to be unconstitutional. I guess I can dream.