Regarding Burley’s murky loitering laws
With the way Burley’s loitering laws now stand, Henry David Thoreau probably would have been charged with remaining idle in essentially one location, including the concept of spending time idly; being dilatory; lingering, staying; sauntering; delaying; standing around, and hanging around Walden’s Pond (and loving it). Even though Thoreau authored the classic Civil Disobedience, I am not sure that following his own advice would get him very far outside the prison bar, in these, our post Thomas Pained, weary hobo days.
I wonder if it would help the cause of any weary Burley homeless to show that they hold two-pole permits, while fishing beside Walden Pond-like
In some areas, we now have more foreclosed homes than we do homeless people. Fortunately, community leaders in a handful of places have seen what a crisis our Nation is in and have gained enough empathy to lighten the laws and / or enforcement of laws regarding squatter’s rights, etc.
Of course, a few bad squatters or actors portraying troublemaking destitute could give these modern dust bowl communities a name as dreadful as Detroit.
To counterbalance this unfairness, while lessening loitering ratios,
Burley civil justice servers should contemplate improving their cloudy law; by asking peace officers to direct our dispossessed to the nearest voter registration booths, to free themselves, poles apart, from the stagnant waters in which our murky Country has been lingering.