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UGA Law School Protests Augusta Panhandling Ordinance



The First Amendment Clinic at the University of Georgia School of Law has sent a letter to Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis and all 10 commissioners protesting the local ordinance on aggressive panhandling.

Staff at the center believe the ordinance is unconstitutional. The letter claims that the expan...

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  1. Certainly there is a human right not to be harassed by a vagrant asking for money. My daughter was in a downtown Catholic church explaining to a grand about religion when a vagrant tapped on her shoulder asking for money and scaring her for their safety. To me the vagrant violated her right to peaceably assemble in a church. Mr UGA please explain.

  2. I certainly agree with the letter from UGA. I cannot see how one could not do so. So, what is the answer? Perhaps the solution is for individuals to respond to aggressive begging with an aggressive posture. People have become so timid that they are frightened by the slightest thing. It appears that the leftist influence over the last 40 years has washed away society’s collective gumption.

  3. I wonder if this panhandling law will keep the Commission from begging money off the taxpayers? At least most panhandlers will take no for an answer. The ARC Government hears ‘no’ and then steals from us. I bet the panhandlers would at least give a show of using the government credit cards for the purpose intended.

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