Friday, March 14, 2014

LOITERING: Shoe Goes On Other Foot

Loitering.

It was one of the major concerns expressed by residents of Southeast Lake View this autumn as the Howard Brown Health Center's Broadway Youth Center sought a zoning variance to operate on a residential street.

Residents' concerns were countered with statements such as "those people have a right to be on the public way" and "loitering is not illegal" and much worse.

So we had a good chuckle when we heard this at 3:02 yesterday afternoon:
DISPATCHER: Got a disturbance at 4025 North Sheridan at the Howard Brown Health Center. You got a group of people loitering in front. They want you to move them along.
Image: Gil Zilberfeld 

12 comments:

  1. Loitering is a major problem across this entire city.

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  2. Oh HELL NO! LOL

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  3. The degree of hypocrisy of that organization is criminal.

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  4. Ha! Move them down to Tunney's office

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  5. At lest they they are going in the right direction. I hope they continue to not put up with BS. I would hope that someday we would be able to praise some of the social services agencies that practice tuff love with their clients.

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  6. Does anyone know if, in fact, loitering is legal or illegal?

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    1. Search "loitering" here:

      http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Illinois/chicago_il/municipalcodeofchicago?f=templates$fn=default.htm$3.0$vid=amlegal:chicago_il

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    2. "Loitering" and, more broadly, "blocking the public way" may be considered "disorderly conduct" under certain circumstances.

      "A person commits disorderly conduct when he knowingly:
      (g) Remains in the public way in a manner that blocks customer access to a commercial establishment, after being asked to clear the entrance by the person in charge of such establishment"

      Here: http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll?f=jumplink$jumplink_x=Advanced$jumplink_vpc=first$jumplink_xsl=querylink.xsl$jumplink_sel=title;path;content-type;home-title;item-bookmark$jumplink_d=illinois(chicago_il)$jumplink_q=[field%20folio-destination-name:%278-4-010%27]$jumplink_md=target-id=JD_8-4-010

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  7. Tunney and Emanuel allow Howard brown to do whatever they want. Want change? Vote them out.

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  8. There is no law about loitering. People have the right to assemble Man u are goofs

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    1. Not true at all. There's a huge difference between loitering and assembling.

      besides, if you actually think you have the "right" to assemble you are sorely mistaken.

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