Are you saying that loitering shouldn’t be considered a crime?
Loitering may be a crime, but what do the contents of her bag have to do with loitering? If the cops catch someone doing something illegal, do they then have the right to search everything you own? Do they also have the right to confiscate anything that may remotely be related to the crime, aka asset forfeiture. The courts say the latter is OK, but it’s clearly unconstitutional. Private property may not be taken for public use (or otherwise) without just compensation. Burden of proof should be on the government, not the citizen.