ATLANTA – (WAOK/AJC) - The city of Atlanta has passed an enhanced ordinance, that will crackdown on aggressive panhandling. The measure was approved on a 9-5 vote, which according to its sponsor, councilman Michael Julian Bond, will punish those who bully and beg people for money. Bond says the current ordinance wasn’t going far enough to keep panhandlers from harrassing people on the streets. He says statistics show that a majority of those begging for money, are not homeless. The new ordinance would punish violators, by sentencing them to six months behind bars.
Atlanta City Council Approves Enhanced Panhandling Law
September 17, 2012 8:16 PM