“Any loitering law is a death warrant to minorities,” said Red S., an organizer with Support Ho(s)e, an activist collective that advocates on behalf of sex workers. (Red asked that their last name not be used because of recent laws targeting sex workers.) “Transgender and black and brown people will be targeted, and there will be an uptick in mass incarceration. [Anti-loitering laws] are steeped in racism and hate and mistrust.”
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