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Palm Beach County quits prosecuting panhandlers

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Palm Beach County’s state attorney no longer will prosecute panhandlers under the “obstruction of public streets” statute, saying the state law is legally flawed. The action heads off a hearing on the constitutionality of the law that could have bounced all the way to the state Supreme Court. West Palm Beach police arrested Elizabeth Annese, 29, on April 22 as the homeless woman collected money near Palm Beach International Airport. She had stepped off the median, violating the law, which makes…

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