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Old 12-25-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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Especially downtown. I'm sick of going down there into those touristy areas and finding druggers everywhere.

 
Old 12-25-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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Well I was in San Antonio two weeks ago and surprisingly someone asked my Dad for a cigarette... lol
Thats not as bad as some other places I have been to.. One time I was in Louisiana and someone ask me for $1.55. I live in a suburb on the southside of Atlanta, and I pull of the exit ramp on Interstate 75. This guy had a sign claiming that he was homeless. So a guy and his wife gave him two bananas and as soon as the light turn green and the traffic cleared from that particular direction, he took the bananas and tossed them onto the ground.. So don't fell bad San Antonio that garbage happens in all major cities.. I was ask for money once in a rest area in the middle of nowhere in south Georgia. lol
 
Old 12-26-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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SAMM shelter and several other places but the homeless people don't want to go in there because they have to follow the rules of the shelter. Many of them are dope slammers. I did ministry down there for quite some time once upon a time and it's a little complex. Lots of different issues that need to be addressed, and not necessarily from a Christian point of view.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 07:08 AM
 
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It's pretty bad in this town but not nearly as bad as when I lived in Tucson several years ago. They were literally at every intersection, and I'm not exaggrating
 
Old 12-28-2009, 01:44 PM
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Location: Ohio
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While it's not panhandling, does anyone know why the city permits vendors to sell the Express-News at so many busy and dangerous intersections?
The city passed a law banning those vendors, but it was overturned in the courts.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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I was in downtown Knoxville last year and had just finished having lunch with a friend. We were walking towards a crosswalk when a man asked my friend for her to-go box. I've never seen anything like that before.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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It's pretty bad in this town but not nearly as bad as when I lived in Tucson several years ago. They were literally at every intersection, and I'm not exaggrating
I don't recall Tucson being bad, and I grew up and lived there until mid 2008. Perhaps years ago before they passed an ordinance that prohibited panhandling or newspaper-selling on the medians inside city limits. That was a good while ago, though.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 06:51 AM
 
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I don't recall Tucson being bad, and I grew up and lived there until mid 2008. Perhaps years ago before they passed an ordinance that prohibited panhandling or newspaper-selling on the medians inside city limits. That was a good while ago, though.

I lived there from 1989 to 1995.....not sure when the ordinance was passed, but it was shocking to me the numbers of panhandlers. I remember giving to one though. He had a sign that said "Need money for beer". I gave him a few bucks. Probably wasnt right to feed his habit, but he was the only honest one in the bunch.
 
Old 12-29-2009, 07:18 AM
 
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Does the city have a nice place for homeless people to go and get help?
Why not?
San Antonio's $90 million Haven for Hope is setting a new standard for homeless shelters across the country.

Haven For Hope

http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/local/Greehey_touts_1-stop_homeless_center.html (broken link)
 
Old 12-29-2009, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Back in California!
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When I was there last week. I didn't see that many compare to other cities that I been to.
Panhandlers in San Francisco carries a cell phone and in Los Angeles they carry windshield cleaner on left and baseball bat on right...
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