Homeless couple sue Missouri town that ‘forced them to leave’

A homeless couple sued a small Missouri town on Monday for violating their constitutional rights by forcing them to leave because they stood on a street corner holding a sign seeking assistance.
Brandalyn Orchard and Edward Gillespie, who were holding a sign that read, “Traveling. Anything helps. God Bless,” obeyed police who ordered them to leave Miner, Missouri, on Sept. 26, according to the federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on the couple’s behalf.
Officers, who showed them copies of ordinances against vagrancy, begging and loitering, told the couple they would be arrested if they did not leave town in five minutes, the lawsuit said.

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Photo: Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post/Getty Images

Homeless couple sue Missouri town that ‘forced them to leave’

A homeless couple sued a small Missouri town on Monday for violating their constitutional rights by forcing them to leave because they stood on a street corner holding a sign seeking assistance.

Brandalyn Orchard and Edward Gillespie, who were holding a sign that read, “Traveling. Anything helps. God Bless,” obeyed police who ordered them to leave Miner, Missouri, on Sept. 26, according to the federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on the couple’s behalf.

Officers, who showed them copies of ordinances against vagrancy, begging and loitering, told the couple they would be arrested if they did not leave town in five minutes, the lawsuit said.

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Photo: Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post/Getty Images

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