Friday, April 15, 2016

Letter: Panhandling should be treated like a business and be regulated

I think the rules that Tacoma have on panhandling are very reasonable; they typically do not arrest or fine they just use the rules as a tool. In Redmond, if a panhandler were to stand next to an ATM and a RPD officer were to tell him to move, the panhandler could legally tell him no. Only the property owner could tell the RPD to make him leave. I look at panhandling as a business and there is no reason why it should not be regulated like any other business.

Al Rosenthal

No comments: