“Loitering or Prowling” Charge Dropped Amidst Constitutional Concerns in Jess Mills Case

A New Hampshire prosecutor dropped the criminal case against Massachusetts resident Jess Mills last week after police arrested him for walking in the vicinity of a coal plant that has been the target of protests by the No Coal No Gas climate justice campaign. The dismissal came after CDP staff attorney Kira Kelley filed a legal brief questioning the constitutionality of the statute used to arrest Mills. Read more in this highly educational article from New Hampshire Public Radio.