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(Alaska Dispatch News)   Got any spare change? I need to pay this $200 panhandling fine   ( divider line
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2014-06-26 01:37:10 AM  

fine those who give panhandlers money. $500.
2014-06-26 02:00:49 AM  
When it's really cold out side, heat a quarter over a can of Sterno, before you toss it to them.
2014-06-26 02:59:24 AM  

CrazyCurt: This kind of law has been passed all over California, one city and county at a time. The homeless get a ticket, which they can't pay, which puts them in the long-term incarceration system. Poverty may become the new drug war, the new pool of prisoners for the growing prison industry. Since marijuana use is increasingly tolerated we'll need another subset to incarcerate for profit and power.

/ Prison State Industries Co.

California also has a lot of resources for helping the homeless, and they are trying to encourage them to use the systems and the shelters. There are donation boxes around some cities that say things to the effect of, please do not give to panhandlers, if you want to help, donate money here. Try offering to buy a panhandler a meal around SF. Some will say 'no, I already ate today' but others will just cuss you out. Never had one actually want me to buy them anything, always just want money. The thing that would really help them was better mental health care and better rehab for substance abusers.
2014-06-26 10:35:11 AM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: Spare change? SPARE CHANGE? WHAT THE HELL IS SPARE CHANGE?

Change that you have in case of a flat.
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