New Ordinance Outlaws Giving Money To Panhandlers, Violaters Will Be Fined and Jailed
by Jack Burns
Posted January 24, 2020
Wichita, Kansas used to be known as “Cowtown” because of its cattle trade but now if people stop and give something as small as a cheeseburger to a homeless person they run the risk going to jail and paying a $500 fine. The ordinance was recently approved by the city council and now complicates matters for both panhandlers and philanthropic citizens alike.
Beat downs and arrests by police are, unfortunately, becoming a larger and larger part of the homeless culture. Not only do police regularly harass the homeless but The Free Thought Project has reported on incidents in which officers have confiscated blankets and tents from homeless people in the middle of the winter.
Whether the dehumanization is to make way for the up and coming comic book festival or just a run of the mill sadistic police gang murder, homeless folks in the US are finding themselves in an increasingly hostile police state. More…