The Quiet War Against Psychics and Seers

Whether it is from a religious bias, personal distaste, or misguided efforts to “protect” residents, psychic practitioners and divination peddlers have often faced problems with local governments. The most common way this manifests is an outright ban on divinatory practices, though recent court decisions have increasingly made this route untenable (not to mention expensive). But bans aren’t the only quiver in the arsenal against these business, instead of banning some simply regulate psychics out of existence. If you’re a fortune teller in Hialeah [in Florida], you need a permit. No proof required.