ACLU of Del. Opposed to Dover Loitering Ordinance Proposal

DOVER, Del.- Dover City Council has been looking for ways to combat loitering and panhandling for more than a decade. Now, a newly proposed ordinan...

December 6, 2022
7:52 AM

DOVER, Del.- Dover City Council has been looking for ways to combat loitering and panhandling for more than a decade. Now, a newly proposed ordinance could change the way loitering laws are enforced in town. Although the proposal draws directly from the statewide loitering code, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Delaware is urging Dover council members to vote against it. ACLU of Delaware Policy and Advocacy Director, Javonne Rich, said the proposed ordinance is simply "bad policy." She believes the new loitering code would give law enforcement too much power.

Kristina Derobertis