: News

Filed Under:

ACLU Challenging Loitering Ordinance

Play associated audio

The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a loitering ordinance that was used to arrest four Latino men earlier this year in Prince William County.

ACLU attorneys say the county's loitering law is unconstitutionally vague. It makes loitering a crime when there's ''a reasonable suspicion that such person may be ... about to engage in a crime.''

The four men were arrested in May outside an apartment complex where they lived. Rebecca Glenberg, the ACLU legal director, says she believes the men were targeted because of their ethnicity.

The county recently enacted tough policies designed to remove illegal immigrants. Critics say the policies masked hostility toward Latinos. The county attorney could not be reached for comment.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
WAMU 88.5

The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.