anti-panhandling ordinances

Signs Won't Work
Signs Won't Work
When it comes to rectifying a problem, people usually project "something needs to be done." I adamantly retort, "no, the correct thing needs to be done." In New Bedford, panhandling is a growth industry. City Councilor Hugh Dunn is proposing to put signs up with a telephone number, so the compassionate people can instead donate to a local charity...
Federal Court Rules
Federal Court Rules
(Associated Press) - A federal judge has struck down two anti-panhandling ordinances in Worcester, saying they unconstitutionally restrict free speech. One of the ordinances prohibited panhandling within 20 feet of bus stops, ATMs and restaurants...