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San Clemente City Leaders Want To Make Aggressive Panhandling A Crime

September 10, 2019


LIVE IN SKY 9 OVER CITY TERRACE. JEFF: WELL AGGRESSIVE PANHANDLING HAS BECOME SUCH A PROBLEM IN SAN CLEMENTE CITY LEADERS WANT TO MAKE IT A CRIME. SUZIE: STACEY BUTLER JOINS US WITH THAT STORY. REPORTER: SUZIE JEFF LAST NIGHT AT CITY COUNCIL THEY VOTED TO INTRODUCE THIS LAW. AFTER THEY GOT COMPLAINTS FROM BUSINESS OWNERS AN HOMEOWNERS. I CAN TELL YOU PEOPLE ON THE STREETS SAY IT’S ABOUT TIME. IT’S A HUGE PROBLEM. IT’S GETTING WORSE. FRED SAYS IN THE 30 YEARS HE’S LIVED IN SAN CLEMENTE HE’S NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT PANHANDLERS SO AGGRESSIVE HE’S WORRIED FOR HIS GROWN SON GABRIEL. IT’S WHERE PEOPLE COME UP AND TRY TO FORCE YOU INTO GIVING MONEY OR FOOD OR WHATEVER. IN THE PAST THERE WERE JUST A FEW PEOPLE. NOW IT’S A LOT CLOSE TO A HUNDRED OR MORE. RICHARDSON IS RELIEVED THE CITY PLANS TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL FOR PANHANDLES TO BEG IN PUBLIC PLACES. WE USED TO KNOW THEM BY NAME. I NEVER FELT IN FEAR OF THEM. I WANT TO TEACH MY SON TO GIVE BACK. I WANT TO TEACH MY SON TO BE KIND AND GENEROUS. THEN I GO TO THE A RESTAURANT AND ASK SOMEBODY FOR MONEY AND GO I’M SORRY I DON’T HAVE MONEY AND THEY’LL SAY SOMETHING TO ME IN FRONT OF MY SON AND HOW DO I EXPLAIN THAT TO HIM. I WANT TO HELP THIS PERSON BUT THEN HE ASKS ME WHY ARE THEY BEING MEAN TO YOU. SHE SAYS SOME PANHANDLERS ARE SO SON FROM RIDING BIKE DOWNTOWN. I DON’T KNOW IF DRUGS OR MENTALLY INCAPACITATED. THE LAW IF PASSED WOULD ONLY TRY TO TOUCH HIT OR TRY TO BLOCK SOMEONE. NOT PANHANDLERS LIKE MUD WHO SAID HE’S NOT LOOKING TO CONFRONT ANYONE. HE JUST SITS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD HOPING FOR A FEW BUCKS. DON’T AGREE WITH AGGRESSIVE PANHANDLING. IF THE CITY AGREES TO ADOPT THE ORDINANCE, THIS LAW WILL GO

3 Comments

  • Reply Kush Money Girls June 22, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Bullshit. I wish you were in the same shoes as them. See if it's not frustrating living like that. This is why news channels like yours are dying! You focus on the unnecessary

  • Reply Miryam Hernandez January 14, 2018 at 1:37 am

    Yes please! There are so many resources that people either don’t know about or do know about but still ask for money.

  • Reply Mountain Man3 May 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    no you cant have any fukin money.

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