Outlaw Street-side Panhandling
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It is unsafe. Panhandlers put themselves and others (drivers) at risk when they beg on the streets. This activity also creates other related problems such as:
* disorderly conduct of public inebriates (e.g., public intoxication, public drinking, public urination and defecation, harassment, intimidation, and passing out in public places);
* disorderly conduct of transients/homeless (e.g., public camping, public urination and defecation, and sleeping on sidewalks and benches, and in public libraries);
* disorderly youth in public places;
* harassment (usually sexual) of female pedestrians and drivers;
* purse snatchings;
* robbery at automated teller machines (ATMs);
* trash picking (for food or to salvage aluminum cans and bottles);
unlicensed street entertainment;† and
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