Panhandlers

i would like to comment about your janurary 5th articleabout panhandlers. I live in Columbus ohio,I dont go downtown unless i have too. Here in columbus you cannot walk a 1/2 a block downton with someone asking for money , and abby they do not ask for change they are asking for dollar bills. the police let they do this,and the state does not do anything about this. so i dont go downtown.I dont give money out ,but it is very frustrating.
niccum19611 niccum19611
51-55, F
1 Response Jan 6, 2013

I know how you feel. I make it a point to differentiate between being kind and enabling such behaviors. I actually know someone who gave a few coins to a beggar only to have it thrown back at them because they were considered very small change for the latter.