Monday, August 22, 2005

Atlanta Piles On

Atlanta has become the latest city to get into the anti-panhandling act. My thoughts on panhandling last summer are here.

I still vehemently oppose anti-panhanding measures, but I personally try to give food rather than cash.

Living in New York last year taught me, sadly, that the conservatives aren't wrong in their claims that many take cash hand outs for drugs or alchohol. Still, the fact that these folks have a substance abuse problem in addition to being homeless shouldn't harden our hearts. Give food and give to treatment centers....

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