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The Professional Panhandling Plague

Original post made by Observer, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Aug 25, 2008

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(by Steven Malanga
The Professional Panhandling Plague
A new generation of shakedown artists hampers America's urban revival.)

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Posted by Walter Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 25, 2008 at 6:01 am

Change the tax code to require professional beggars to report all contributions as income, pay self employment tax and income taxes.


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 25, 2008 at 1:25 pm

Thanks for this article
New York is fantastic and gets my tourist dollars. San Francisco gets none
without question pandhandling is out of hand in certain places, get a clue San Francisco


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Posted by Second Ammendment
a resident of Monroe Park
on Aug 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Pass concealed-carry laws. Aggressive panhandlers will need to think twice, before they threaten to stab people (and actually do it). Same for street thugs.

The right to bear arms is an individual right, not a state right.


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