What do you think of panhandlers?

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Mark Brooky

Grand Haven City Council is reviewing the city's panhandling ordinance in the wake of a court case involving the City of Grand Rapids and ACLU, which represented two individuals who panhandled. CLICK HERE to read the latest Tribune story on the issue.

watchingyou

Or this one: http://www.grandhaventribune.com...
Or this one: http://www.grandhaventribune.com...
Or this one: http://www.grandhaventribune.com...

Yep, tired of hearing it. Ignore them and they will move on.

happycamper

why do you insist bringing this issue up every few days, its not a big problem, so whats the reason trib ?

bigdeal

"GH council is reviewing...", but the Trib prints a picture of the guy in Spring Lake by Rite-Aid. Typical. Where are they now? Must have drove in their big SUV to Florida to the panhandle? lol.
I like how when you click on 'votes' now, only about three people will vote when they are signed in.

bigdeal

what an area of sorry, scurrilous, vindictive, petty people. More churches per square mile, but "toss the poor aside, because I don't believe their sign". Christ would not have done that, Christian means 'Christ-like', so don't consider yourselves Christian if you dis the sign-maker. Must love dogs better around here, we have shelters for them.

Lanivan

Hear Hear!

AtomicRooster

It is easy to judge the shortcomings of others. That is a proven fact every day of our lives. Have you ever stopped to speak with any of these panhandlers to really find out what is really going on in their lives? No, you just quickly judge them as deadbeats and beggars so you can beat yourself on the chest like a monkey to make your own self feel better. Never judge another man until you walk a mile in their shoes. Look how the system is ran in this country that some have no other choice. Have you ever been denied gov't assistance when you know you have a strong case? We let illegals cross our borders and we give them free healthcare, a bridge card, and a place to live before we even begin to help our own AMERICAN citizens. It is sad but so very true.

watchingyou

You asked a question, then answered it for us. Actually, YES I have stopped and talked to a couple of them. Some of them need help, actual help, one of them needs nothing. One of the females is a scammer. Now you yourself go talk to them. Specifically ask the lady with the God Bless sign to pray with you. Don't ask a question and assume you know the answer. You really want to know who needs it? The young gentleman that works the Sternberg/Harvey area. Give him a warm coat, blanket and a meal. He truly has nothing.
Now your next question, YES I have been denied assistance after losing a job. I qualified for nothing because of a system screw up. I had to resort to churches, pantries, and anywhere else I could get help for my family for 2 months it took to get everything squared away. Any other questions that you assume to know the answer too?

AtomicRooster

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks.

watchingyou

Hey Mo, I do believe you were the one assuming things and that was the point I was bringing up. Along with that I brought the information I have. Now Mr. Ron, why should I waste any of my intellectual thought on you? Now please keep your promise. Have a great Friday.

watchingyou

Now Trib, why did you remove his Comment. He has every right to say what he thinks and I am not going to be hurt about it. Granted, he could have used his superior intellect to better get his point across. I have no bad feeling's toward Mr. Ron. He is superior to us.

What She Said

Panhandlers are no more a problem than Public Safety Officers at EVERY intersection and bell ringers at EVERY store entrance during the holidays. I don't see a difference.

bigdeal

Yeah, what she said. Can we move on to the Coal Tipple poll please?

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