LOITERING: Shoe Goes On Other Foot


It was one of the major concerns expressed by residents of Southeast Lake View this autumn as the Howard Brown Health Center’s Broadway Youth Center sought a zoning variance to operate on a residential street.

Residents’ concerns were countered with statements such as “those people have a right to be on the public way” and “loitering is not illegal” and much worse.

So we had a good chuckle when we heard this at 3:02 yesterday afternoon:

DISPATCHER: Got a disturbance at 4025 North Sheridan at the Howard Brown Health Center. You got a group of people loitering in front. They want you to move them along.

Image: Gil Zilberfeld 
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