Montgomery County's efforts to purge panhandlers not so effective
In September, Montgomery County leaders, including Executive Ike Leggett and Council Vice President George Leventhal, announced a costly effort to purge panhandlers from busy streets.
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#1 Dec 17, 2013
"In May, Mary Josephine Fish, 52, of Beltsville, was hit and killed by a van at the corner of Veirs Mill Road and Georgia Avenue in Wheaton. Fish, a well-known panhandler, was holding a cardboard sign when a chain reaction sent the van barreling toward the curb, ending her life before she could react.
So why don't police run panhandlers from the street corner?"
Okay, let me get this straight...
A woman was on the sidewalk and killed by an out-of-control van, and government wants to reduce the number of people on the sidewalk?
How about, instead of trampling on the rights of pedestrians, we stop incompetent drivers from operating 2+ton vehicles?
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