* This is in reference to the new state loitering law scheduled to go into effect in January (Oct. 18). It hits a new low in unconstitutionality. It gives police the power to arrest someone with no indication that he or she has committed any crime. All that is necessary is that a police officer intuits that the person "looks like" he or she "intends" to commit a crime, particularly one related to prostitution or drugs.
This means that a law-abiding citizen who remains too long in one place, speaks to someone, beckons a car, things we all do every day, is subject to arrest. They say the law is aimed at places where drug and prostitution activity is common, but you might as well read, in poor and predominantly minority areas. Race is probably a factor.