Vagueness also became a major issue in a raft of cases lawyers brought against vagrancy
laws in the 1960s, as I will discuss in a moment.
The ACLU says we can enforce vagrancy
laws if we pony up 1,250 units of low-cost housing.
By attending to low rather than high culture and to dislocated subjects rather than communities, Unsettled offers an original and theoretically astute cultural history of early modern vagrancy
There are public safety concerns about the property, and it's a source of vagrancy
, said Pontbriand, after the press conference.
None of the women arrested were charged with prostitution, but rather with vagrancy
Specifically, it analyzes the New York City Committee of Fourteen's 1920s campaign to expand the use of vagrancy
statutes to prosecute male customers of female prostitutes.
It is thought many beggars flout vagrancy
laws and avoid arrest by posing as street performers.
The sudden lack of real jobs is sparking a rush to flee to other towns with better prospects, while reports from occasional travelers paint a troubling picture of rising alcoholism, crime and vagrancy
Constructive and healthy activity for young people aged 10 to 18 years will be promoted, reducing vagrancy
and vandalism in the community.
He portrays the South's postwar Black Codes, which harshly curtailed the rights of freed blacks, as comparable to Northern vagrancy
laws--an assertion dismissed as "truly absurd" by David Bernstein, a legal scholar at George Mason University and the author of Only One Place of Redress: African Americans, Labor Regulations, and the Courts From Reconstruction to the New Deal (2001).
If a black person could not demonstrate steady employment, which of course there was little of in the depressed South, he or she was arrested for simple offenses like vagrancy
, fined exorbitant sums (which they could not pay), then auctioned to the bidder that would pay the fine in exchange for the shortest period of indentured service, i.
Riding the rails was crime enough, but to be two single white "girls" traveling unescorted among "hobos" could mean an added vagrancy
charge or arrest for prostitution.