Love Steven Haines , remarkable young man . story is him . great work he is doing. Sometimes the pot of gold is right in front of you . No one else sees it , or does no recognize the value . The genius is in the seeing . And the doing. Thank you Steven
Seriously , I doubt that Bill Peduto actually called panhandlers " the scum of the earth " in public , or in a post. I do not think Peduto is that candid.
If that post is really by our Mayor Peduto , than it should be the on the cover of the next City Paper
I thought that giving people money on the street was " enabling " and as a society we should try to encourage those on the streets to seek help with our social service agencies ? Still, the reality is sometimes a fellow or a gal just needs a little help , and many people won't or can not go to a shelter. It is better to offer food than cash to panhandlers, however , in my experience , they do not want a bag or organic carrots.
Just to be clear , Audrey Glickman , who has had a problem with aggressive panhandlers , is an extremely generous, kind, giving individual , dedicated to the common good .
Aggressive panhandling if not a matter of free speech , it drives away customers , and is unfair to people trying to run a biz , or stroll down the street.