We were holding a sign that said "A little helps a lot" in strict compliance with the state panhandling statue. The police informed us that there is a blanket panhandling ban in the city of Mesquite. They said that sign is too close to asking for donations. They also said we couldn't play music with the banjo case open. They do have Salvation Army bell ringers here. Our 1st and 14th Amendment rights have been violated. Please see Reed Vs. Gilbert, AZ
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You could call the ACLU. They might pick it up for feee.
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Sorry to hear. Civil rights cases routinely require an expert that the client would have to pay for. The case can be handled on a contingency but the expert costs of at least $5,000 would need to be paid by the client.
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