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VIDEO: Tulsa police push for panhandling laws

September 22, 2019


AWARENESS MONTH ALL MONTH LONG. FOR A LOOK AT SOME OF THE EVENTS, GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.FOX23.COM AND CLICK ON THIS STORY. . PEOPLE BEGGING ON THE STREET IS INCREASING IN NUMBERS. ASHLI LINCOLN JOINS US LIVE WITH WHY POLICE SAY A NEW LAW IS NEEDED TO REDUCE THE NUMBERS. Reporter: POLICE TELL ME THAT THIS INTERSECTION BEHIND ME , IS ONE OF THE MORE ACTIVE AREAS FOR PANHANDLING BUT THEY TELL ME THEY CAN’T INTERVENE UNTIL THINGS GET AGGRESSIVE. I FOUND THERE IS NO LAW IN PLACE TO DETER PANHANDLING IN TULSA. THERE IS NOT A CLEAR-CUT LAW THAT SAYS NO MAKING — BANKING. TULSA POLICE SAY THEY HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN PANHANDLING TRAFFIC BUT THERE IS NO LAW OR ORDINANCE IN PLACE REGARDING PANHANDLING THAT IS NOT AGGRESSIVE IN NATURE. A REVISED PANHANDLING ORDINANCE COULD BE HELPFUL. I DID SOME DIGGING AND FOUND THE CITY OF TULSA ONLY HAS TWO LAWS THAT ADDRESSES AGGRESSIVE PANHANDLING . A PANHANDLER CANNOT PURPOSELY LOCK THE STREET IN AN EFFORT TO GET MONEY. AND IF A PERSON BELIEVES A PANHANDLER IS TOO AGGRESSIVE, THEY CAN CALL POLICE. AND I FOUND OKLAHOMA CITY AND MUSKOGEE HAVE ADOPTED ORDINANCES THAT REQUIRE PANHANDLERS TO GET A PERMIT. SOME SAY THAT PANHANDLERS ARE — SOME PANHANDLERS ARE DECEPTIVE. WE DO HAVE SOME BAD ELEMENTS OUT HERE AND THEY ARE GETTING WORSE. Reporter: I REACHED OUT TO THE CITY OF TULSA TO SEE IF THEY ARE CONSIDERING MAKING ANY REVISIONS TO THE PANHANDLING LAWS. THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CITY SAID SHE CONTACTED THE CITY ATTORNEYS. I AM WAITING TO HEAR BACK ABOUT

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  • Reply Dina Moore November 21, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    it is the gang stalkers doing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 they are domestic terrorists. ppl open your eyes. LOL

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