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Suit claims Hudson violates rights of panhandlers
The NHCLU made the claims in a federal action filed in U.S. District Court in Concord. It was filed on behalf of a homeless man — Jeffery Pendleton — whom police ticketed in November 2013.
Town Administrator Steve Malizia said the town attorney, Manchester lawyer Jay Hodes, received a copy of the federal action Wednesday.
“At this point, I really can’t say anything about it,” Malizia said.
Meanwhile, the town allows members of the Hudson Fire Department to approach people to solicit donations for muscular dystrophy, the suit said. And the suit includes photos of protestors who use public property. One protestor opposed illegal immigration; others called for the rehiring of fired Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.
But he broke up with his wife last year, and his life went downhill, the suit said. He sleeps outside and is not on government assistance, the suit said. The lawsuit said he uses a sign to ask for money, does not block traffic nor touch cars.
“We can understand how difficult and at times uncomfortable it can be to face poverty on our streets,” Bissonnette said. “But we must also recognize that asking for assistance in a public space should never be a crime.”
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