The Right to Panhandle
By LASIS Staff
From today’s New York Times:
“With the downturn in the economy, cities across the country have been cracking down on an apparent rise in aggressive panhandling, while advocates for the homeless and civil liberties groups contend that sweeping bans on begging go too far.”
As the article points out, laws delineating what exactly constitutes “aggressive panhandling” vary state by state.
See here for the LASIS analysis of panhandling under New York law.