Phoenix Cops to Start Ticketing, Arresting People “Lingering” on Road Medians


Ray Stern.
A homeless guy in Phoenix.

Lingering on a road median in Phoenix can now mean a possible fine or jail time, but police are required to give first-time warnings to offenders. In an apparent effort to limit a dangerous form of panhandling, the Phoenix City Council last week passed an ordinance that bans pedestrians from hanging out in the middle of a street. Designated as an “emergency,” it took effect immediately, and enforcement begins this week.
Phoenix New Times has more.