Sit on this Washington sidewalk and face a $1,000 fine plus 90 days in jailOn April 9, 2018 by Lucius
Sitting on a commercial sidewalk in Monroe, Washington can land you in jail for 90 days as well as set you back $1,000. If you need a sit-down, play it safe and find a public toilet or park bench.
On March 6, the Monroe police department proposed the new law, obviously as a way to move homeless people away from commercial businesses, and the City Council unanimously approved it. The only time you can touch your butt to a city sidewalk within 100 feet of public doorways is between the hours of 2am-6am.
Monroe, 30 miles northeast of Seattle, isn’t the first city in Snohomish County to pass this kind of law – nearby Marysville has had a similar law for 20 years.
Opponents of the law says it’s a violation of human rights.
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