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Don't You Kids Have Somewhere To Go?

Photo by Id-iom via Flickr Creative Commons

The First Amendment protects the freedom to assemble peacefully – and incidentally, the freedom to loiter in front of downtown storefronts nationwide.  And yet, shopkeepers persist in employing any means possible to drive away teenage yobs (as the British call them) without sending away paying customers.

John Metcalfe is a staff writer with The Atlantic Cities, where he wroteabout some dubious examples of anti-loitering technology.

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