You used to think a bum was a bum. But not anymore.
And it’s a circuit court : From the Detroit News — COURT: Begging a constitutional right…
The three-judge panel of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld a lower court decision that said Grand Rapids police were wrong to arrest two homeless men in 2011 for asking for change. The court said between 2008 and 2011, there were 409 reports of incidents where police enforced this anti-begging ordinance, and 399 people were arrested or issued tickets for begging in Grand Rapids. Of those, 211 were sentenced to jail terms, the panel said.
And you wonder why Detroit is bankrupt.
Can you even call them bums anymore