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Old 05-27-2009, 03:51 PM
Location: Where laws can be ignored due to political correctness
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UPLAND - An ordinance passed by the City Council in reaction to a slowly forming day labor site appears to be having an effect, according to Mayor John Pomierski.
"It says you cannot congregate on private property unless you have the owner's permission and there are consequences if the owner doesn't want you there," Pomierski said. "He can tell you to leave now. With that ordinance in place the police can come enforce the ordinance, which is basically `get off the owner's property."'

The courts have held it is unconstitutional to restrict a person soliciting work, on the public right of way, from any person traveling in a vehicle along the public right of way, according to the staff report.

The ordinance provides the property owner enhanced means to regulate trespassing on private property.

"The bottom line to that working is the owner, in this case Home Depot, coming out and telling people to get off their property or making phone calls, or giving them a warning and making a phone call," Pomierski said.
Mayor says Upland's no-trespassing ordinance is working - DailyBulletin.com

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Old 05-27-2009, 04:30 PM
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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For this to work though, Home Depot would have to call the police on the people who are waiting outside, for jobs that usually require tools and supplies that are sold at home depot. I wonder if Home Depot would risk all these potential customers going to Lowes or any other hardware store. Since as it stands they have no risk of being charged with hiring illegals just by letting them wait for work on their parking lots.

This is of course, after the novelty of the ordinance sets down.
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