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Painted Into a Corner

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Durham is enforcing new restrictions in the city’s panhandling ordinance. Advocates for the homeless are concerned since many cannot pay the tickets issued or afford the cost of a lawyer if they get jailed. The rules are also confusing to many and the police have said to have been telling panhandlers conflicting rules each time they are stopped. Critics of the ordinance say the city should focus on helping those panhandling rather than punishing them for their misfortune.
Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 6, February 2013, p11