Panhandling

Jul 12, 2018

Columbus City Council has approved an ordinance regulating “aggressive” panhandling. The new rules prohibit panhandling near ATMs, on freeway ramps and at intersections. Panhandlers are also banned from following or touching pedestrians. 

A court overturned a similar ordinance in Sacramento, California because the law infringed on First Amendment rights. 

Today on All Sides, we discuss panhandling and how the practice is regulated here and across the country. 

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