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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:38 PM
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Assembly limits downtown sidewalk sitting (Alaska)
The Anchorage Assembly, after hearing from a stream of people opposed to restricting the right to sit on downtown sidewalks, passed a new law that does just that Tuesday night.

The law, effective Dec. 22, makes it illegal to sit or recline on downtown sidewalks from 6 a.m. to midnight weekdays and until 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights, with some exceptions.

The penalty: up to a $100 fine.

The law also makes it a crime to intentionally obstruct pedestrian or vehicle traffic and to panhandle downtown at any time and after dark anywhere in the city.

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So much for repugs being the party of personal freedoms. I would imagine this will be thrown out after a court appeal.
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