The New York Times: Repeal the New York Loitering Law

“As lawyers at the Bronx Defenders, we see how the loitering law acts as an invitation to the police to abuse and target our clients for simply “walking while female” in certain neighborhoods. We have represented women who were arrested while walking to meet friends at a bar, waiting outside a store or walking home with diapers for a child. The law has led to discriminatory enforcement and the targeting of women from marginalized groups that are at high risk for sex trafficking and other exploitation.”

Read the full op-ed here