Homeless Sarasota man arrested for soliciting funds

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  • vainfla posted at 1:16 pm on Tue, Jan 22, 2013.

    vainfla Posts: 3

    I wish some reporter would find out these people's stories. Are they locals or migrants? Have they gone through social services for any help? are there mental health issues? Do they make more soliciting than in a regular job?

    I'm not sure jail is the answer, but begging on busy street corners is both dangerous and demeaning.

  • vainfla posted at 9:16 am on Tue, Jan 22, 2013.

    vainfla Posts: 3

    I wish Linda Carson or someone else from ABC local news would interview some of those soliciting to find out what their stories are. Are they locals or dod they come from somewhere else? Have they explored all available social services and still cannot be helped? Is solicitng more lucrative than a legitamite job? Are they mentally ill?

    I'm not sure jail is the answer, but soliciting on busy streets is both dangerous and degrading.

  • vainfla posted at 9:10 am on Tue, Jan 22, 2013.

    vainfla Posts: 3

    I wish Linda Carson or someone else on ABC local news would interview some of these people soliciting on the highways and major roads in Sarasota. Why are they there? Is it because social services cannot help them? Or they can do better soliciting than working at a legitimate job? Or they have mental problems? Are they local or did they migrate here from less friendly areas?

    I 'm not sure jail is the answer either, but street begging is dangerous as well as degrading.

  • worldwidesteve posted at 1:09 am on Tue, Jan 22, 2013.

    worldwidesteve Posts: 2

    Some people get into law enforcement to help others. Some even buy a pair of shoes for a man in need (http://goo.gl/mFfz1). Other's do it so they can continue to bully people as adults because picking on the someone smaller than them gives them a charge.

    "The defendant intentionally threw all of his weight forward causing him to slam his face into the window of the patrol car."

    That's the best you can come up with?? And I'll bet your wife runs into doors too! Go fight crime and leave the low hanging fruit alone.



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