City to criminalize begging, directs cops to do social work among poor

print City council with two dissents approves on first reading a ban on panhandling it intends to stretch across all corners of the city, not just impose at tourist hotspots. The panel is confident in the power of policing to harass beggars with arrest but also direct individuals to social services and temporary support. By David Tulis / 92.7 NoogaRadio Darrin Ledford votes yes because he is concerned about the “aggressive component to this that borders on bullying. There are people being harassed in all our districts.” He has little fear that the ordinance will fill the jail with homeless … Continue reading City to criminalize begging, directs cops to do social work among poor