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Void Vagrancy Laws

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Please help by signing this petition to repeal vagrancy laws. Vagrancy laws criminalize being homeless and jobless. Vagrants are people who are homeless or don't remain in one place for a significant length of time. Vagrancy laws are used by the police to punish or charge people who are suspected of criminal activity. An example of how vagrancy laws negatively impact society is when two African-American men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. These men simply were not allowed to use the bathroom at Starbucks and were told that it was for paying customers only. The manager called the police after they refused to leave the premises. Vagrancy laws should be abolished because they do not bring justice to society; they are often used as excuses to justify prosecution and acts of racial inequality.

US Legal, Inc. (n.d.). Vagrancy Law and Legal Definition | USLegal, Inc. Retrieved from https://definitions.uslegal.com/v/vagrancy/

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