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Old 06-28-2017, 07:51 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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They take advantage of the laid back and liberal nature of most of the people living on the left coast. People in NYC and Boston have no problem telling them to F right off without guilt.
Being from Louisville, KY I wasnt used to the crazy homeless epidemic that the Bay Area has when I first moved here. I would always give people cash when I had it, after about a year and a half here now, I'm unfortunately somewhat numb to it. I still feel guilty, but I'd be broke if I gave every homeless person money, there's like 5 of them on each corner every street
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:55 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Baltimore and New Orleans have quite a large homeless population and they would openly ask for money. Many would approach you on the sidewalk and also walking in between cars at red lights. In both places I have had multiple homeless people tell me long stories about why they need money, their sad life story that may or may not be true, etc etc. I was just in New Orleans yesterday and a homeless man was dancing on the street corner with his sign and shouting at cars, the way Little Caesars would have someone dance to draw peoples attention to their $5 pizza.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Miami. You got panhandlers and then you got Mister "I need money for gas, bro."

Saw some kooky bums in Miami Beach earlier this month, but they were actually nice. A fella asked if we had any ice in our cooler and we gave him a huge chunk of ice and the SOB legit starts biting into it like if it was a piece of meat!

Most bums there though, are crazy and rude. Or they try to scam you.
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Old 06-29-2017, 06:45 AM
 
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San Francisco, New Orleans and parts of DC. I have been grabbed by panhandlers in SF and NO-- shoulder grab--not major but still super aggressive-- to give them money.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:07 AM
 
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Chicago has some aggressive panhandlers. I remember it not being uncommon to see homeless people link arms with people going to work to get their attention.

Memphis has a serious problem with homeless people getting in your personal space and asking for money. I am not a scarry type but when you get so close to me as a stranger, I do get on the defense and maybe get ready to swing if you show further aggression.

St. Louis city closed a DT shelter and what they failed to realise is the shelter in the neighborhood had very strict rules that included eliminating services to people who panhandled. That had always kept the aggressive panhandling to a minimum. After the shelter has been closed for a few months, I am noticing an increase in aggressiveness of some of the homeless.
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Austin for sure. And Portland.

This is the Austin homeless shelter:

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Old 06-29-2017, 09:34 AM
 
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Chicago panhandlers are particularly aggressive
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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San Francisco & Oakland

Bunch of crazy a$$ people, year round due to the climate. I've been chased, followed, cussed at, and threatened many many times.
I remember being chased/followed by a homeless person in San Francisco in late 1990/early 1991. I guess not much has changed there.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:43 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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I remember being chased/followed by a homeless person in San Francisco in late 1990/early 1991. I guess not much has changed there.
I'm sure it's gotten 100x worse since then. Housing prices at an all time high, more and more pushed out because of this.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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How has no one mentioned Las Vegas yet?
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