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Proposed ordinance could crack down on panhandlers in Albuquerque

August 21, 2019


FREEWAY OFF RAMPS EVERYWHERE. NOW A CITY COUNCILOR WANTS TO CRACK DOWN ON PANHANDLERS WHO BEG DRIVERS FOR MONEY. NEWS 13 )S FERNANDA LOPEZ IS LIVE ON I-40 AND 12TH STREET WITH THE STORY — FERNANDA. DEAN. THE NEW LAW WOULD MAKE IT A “NO NO” FOR PANHANDLERS TO HANG OUT IN AREAS LIKE THIS. IT COULD ALSO CRACK DOWN ON DRIVERS WHO GIVE THEM everyday we see them, yeah pretty much everyday 2;51 A PROPOSED CITY ORDINANCE IS SUGGESTING SOME BIG CHANGES WHEN IT COMES TO PANDHANDLING. RIGHT NOW THE CITY HAS RULES AGAINST “AGGRESSIVE PANHANDLING” AND PROHBITS IT ALTOGETHER ON OR NEAR PUBLIC TRANSPORT, CAFE )S AND BANKS … OR IF IT OBSTRUCTS TRAFFIC. Kenia Martinez, Lives in Albuquerque 1;43 I go up broadway and cesar someone always there 1;54 COUNCILOR TRUDY JONES IS THE BILL )S SPONSOR. IT WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR “ANY PERSON TO STAND OR WALK WITHIN ANY STREET MEDIAN” OR TO STAND ON ANY SIDEWALK IN ORDER TO INTERERACT WITH DRIVERS OR PASSENGERS. MEANING — PANHANDLERS WOULD LOSE THEIR FAVORITE SPOTS. THE NEW RULES WOULD ALSO IMPACT DRIVERS…. MAKING IT UNLAWFUL FOR THEM TO HOLD UP TRAFFIC FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF INTERACTING WITH A PEDESTRIAN — AS IN GIVING TO A PANHANDLER. Peter Simonson, Exec. Dir ACLU of NM6;15 it looks to us like another example of the city attempting to use legislation to move poor people out of general eyesight 6;26 THE A-C-L-U OF NEW MEXICO SAYS IT SEES A LOT OF CIVIL RIGHTS PROBLEMS WITH WHAT )S BEING PROPOSED . Peter 6;44 one fo those rights is that folks have the opportunity to solicit donations as an aspect of their free speech 6;50 DRIVERS AT RED LIGHTS WHO GIVE MONEY TO PANHANDERS WOULDN )T BE CITED, UNLESS THE LIGHT TURNS GREEN AND THEY )RE STILL STOPPED. COUNCILOR JONES SAYS HER PROPOSAL WILL LIKELY SEE SOME CHANGES BEFORE SHE INTRODUCES IT IN AUGUST. BACK TO YOU. OKAY FERNANDA. TWO YEARS AGO THE CITY POSTED SIGNS AT PANHANDLING HOTSPOTS LETTING DRIVERS KNOW THEY COULD GIVE MONEY TO CHARITIES THAT HELP THE HOMELESS AND HUNGRY INSTEAD… AS PART OF

18 Comments

  • Reply Mad Planet June 22, 2017 at 12:36 am

    ACLU
    FUCK YOU!!!!!

    you have single handedly set back the development of mankind
    NOT EVERYONE DESERVES A TROPHY YOU ASSHATS

  • Reply Rlinda mcfarlane June 22, 2017 at 12:59 am

    CITY DOES NOT WANT OTHERS CUTTING INTO THEIR PROFIT.

  • Reply Rlinda mcfarlane June 22, 2017 at 1:00 am

    MORE CONTROL, MORE CONTROL. WE WANT MORE CONTROL MORE MONEY.

  • Reply Rlinda mcfarlane June 22, 2017 at 1:01 am

    THEY WANT MONEY FROM THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS.

  • Reply FreedomFighter 2017 June 22, 2017 at 2:11 am

    ..this is a safety issue .panhandlers must stop interfering with the flow of traffic and distracting drivers ..

  • Reply ThAgRiNcH June 22, 2017 at 2:32 am

    This is stupid too many sad people wanting this to end fuck all of you#

  • Reply ThAgRiNcH June 22, 2017 at 2:32 am

    And fuck mayor dickhead berry

  • Reply ThAgRiNcH June 22, 2017 at 2:33 am

    They want homeless gone but don't want to help them our city has become shit, pure shit!

  • Reply ThAgRiNcH June 22, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Never give to charities they never give cash to any homeless person the freemasons run the charities and the police and news fuck you all

  • Reply Col. Angus June 22, 2017 at 4:34 am

    Give me a break,they passed the same ordinance in El Paso Tx last year and the amount of panhandlers decreased the second week,fast forward one year later it seems like they have now doubled compared to the pre-ordinance amount.

  • Reply RolIinStoner420 June 22, 2017 at 5:01 am

    they should just declare "open season" on homeless people.
    cull them all

  • Reply Mark Magaña June 22, 2017 at 8:29 am

    About time… get rid of these deadbeats!

  • Reply mark marchiafava June 22, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    what's the big deal? They are ASKING for money, yet gov't DEMANDS your money with threats of being locked in a cage.

  • Reply johnsonslawnservice June 22, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I would rather help out people one-on-one and giving money to the Red Cross or Salvation Army at least I know the money went to the person not some rich fat cat behind a desk

  • Reply James Webb Jr June 22, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    You can't stop people from holding signs, it's called freedom of speech

  • Reply A B June 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    just because imma give more.

  • Reply workingmansdead 44 September 12, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    City is overrun with bums,they're dangerous and an eyesore,looks like a third world shithole,,,,,good job,I guess its a vagrant paradise you've manufactured by enabling these mongrels.

  • Reply Dina Moore November 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    the panhandlers are a crime syndicate

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