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Cabot adds signs to curb panhandling

September 5, 2019


GIVING TO PANDHANDLERS áá ARE DRAWING A LOT OF ATTENTION TO A CENTRAL ARKANSAS MAYOR. IT’S ALL BECAUSE HE PLANS TO POST THAT MESSAGE IN HIS CITY. HELLO AND THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR KARK FOUR NEWS AT TEN áá I’M HILARY HUNT. SUSAN EL KHOURY IS BACK FROM CABOT áá AND SUSAN WHAT DO THESE SIGNS SAY? ((SUSAN)) HILARY áá THESE SIGNS ARE TO THE POINT áá YOU CAN SEE THEY SAY “KEEP THE CHANGE” “DON’T GIVE TO PANHANDLERS” áá AND THAT’S STRIKING A CHORD WITH MANY WHO ARE DIVIDED ON THAT MESSAGE. THEY DOT INTERSECTIONS áá AND HIGHWAY RAMPS áá ((CALEB ALEXANDERá MCKINZIE//THE VAN)) “No one takes pride in standing anywhere for 10 hours…” PANHANDLERS ASKING FOR A HELPING HAND. ((CALEB ALEXANDERá MCKINZIE//THE VAN)) …asking someone else to give them something out of their own heart.” READY TO DELIVER IS CALEB ALEXANDER. HE WORKS WITH THE VAN áá DRIVING SUPPLIES TO THOSE IN NEED. ((CALEB ALEXANDERá MCKINZIE//THE VAN)) “It’s very frustrating.” BUT HIS WHEELS ARE SPINNING OVER THIS FACEBOOK POST áá CABOT MAYOR KEN KINCADE HOLDS A SIGN THAT SAYS “KEEP THE CHANGE. DON’T SUPPORT PANHANDLING. GIVE TO A LOCAL CHARITY.” A MESSAGE HE PROMISES WILL GO UP ACROSS THE CITY. ((CALEB ALEXANDERá MCKINZIE//THE VAN)) “You’re creating a bigger problem than you’re solving and you’re passing the buck.” THE MAYOR HAS A DIFFERENT TAKE áá TELLING US IN A STATEMENT: “The signs are to discourage professional panhandling and remind the citizens that they have a choice of how to help someone.” “Cabot is a very generous community and we are here to help people.” HUNDREDS LEFT THEIR TWO CENTS áá SOME THANKING THE MAYOR AND CALLING THE PUSH “OUTSTANDING” OTHERS SAYING “NO CHANCE I’D SUPPORT THIS.” AS ONE OF THE CHARITIES REFERENCED áá THE VAN ISN’T ONBOARD. ((CALEB ALEXANDERá MCKINZIE//THE VAN)) “It’s not good policy and quite frankly it’s not good ethics or morals.” FOR THIS MAYOR…ITS ABOUT REMINDING PEOPLE TO THINK BEFORE THEY GIVE…HOPING A SIGN WILL HELP FIND A MIDDLE GROUND BETWEEN CHARITY AND WHAT SOME PEOPLE CALLED A PROBLEM. ((SUSAN)) RIGHT NOW CABOT DOESN’T HAVE ANY HOMELESS SHELTERS áá BUT THE MAYOR TELLS ME THERE ARE PLANS TO START ONE. HE ALSO SAYS CITY HALL IS OPEN TO ANYONE IN NEED. BACK TO YOU. THE PUSH TO CURB PANHANDLING IN ARKANSAS AND BEYOND IS

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  • Reply Lorenzo Applewhite September 2, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Hello Hillary….. #1 News lady…. Beautiful

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