Crime

ACLU sues Colorado Springs for panhandling ban, says it violates free speech rights

In what's called an effort to support the economic vitality of downtown Colorado Springs and stop panhandling, the city passed an ordinance this week that bans solicitation. But the law is so broad that it violates the First Amendment. At least that's the interpretation of the American Civil Liberties Union, which is suing Colorado Springs.
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