Woman Who ‘Will Rap 4 Weed' Sues Dallas Over Panhandling Ordinance It Can't Enforce

The city of Dallas has finally been sued in federal court over its panhandling ordinance. And the plaintiff is a woman running for Texas governor. No, no. Not former sheriff Lupe Valdez. Try instead Yvette Gbalazeh, the street-corner activist otherwise known as "Will Rap 4 Weed."And, no, that's not the punch line. This is:Gbalazeh and her attorney and City Hall higher-ups are on the same side here. More or less. As City Attorney Larry Casto put it Wednesday when I asked about the complaint that says begging ordinances violate First Amendment rights, "It's not like we're necessarily at odds."  Continue reading...

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