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ACLU of Ohio Urges Cities to Repeal Panhandling Laws

Aug 29, 2018
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The ACLU of Ohio has sent letters to Summit County, the cities of Canton and Youngstown, and dozens of other municipalities, urging them to end laws that ban or put limits on panhandling.

The organization said the 2015 Supreme Court decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert protects panhandling as a form of free speech.

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ACLU Sues Cleveland Over Its Panhandling Laws

Feb 28, 2017
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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is suing the city of Cleveland in federal court over its panhandling ordinances. The group says the laws are unconstitutional because they single out one type of free speech, which is asking for money.

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The City of Akron is modifying the way it treats the belongings of homeless people, following settlement of a federal lawsuit.

The suit was brought two years ago on behalf of 11 homeless people who said their belongings had been seized from public property and destroyed.

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UPDATE:  A city spokeswoman says they haven't been served with the lawsuit and declined to comment.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio made good this week on its promise to sue the City of Akron if changes were not made to its law restricting panhandling.  

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says it’s planning to sue the City of Akron over its panhandling law.

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The American Civil Liberties Union wants Akron to repeal an ordinance that restricts panhandling in the city. WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.

In a letter to the city, the Ohio chapter of the ACLU calls Akron’s regulation of public begging a free-speech violation.

   

Council President Marilyn Keith says issues raised by the ACLU must be discussed, but, that city and local agencies offer sufficient resources to keep anyone from going without. She says discouraging panhandling better ensures that people will seek help. 

ACLU Asks Akron Leaders to Abolish Panhandling Rules

Jan 11, 2016
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The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to sue the city of Akron over laws restricting panhandling. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Nick Castele reports.

The rules have been on the books in some form for more than 20 years, and city council tightened them several years ago.